homeschool mama self-care: things I do because I’m 40
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homeschool mama self-care: things I do because I’m 40

I’m old enough to have a conversation with my child that goes like this: “Happy Birthday. Should I not ask how old you are?” Umm, that’s the sign. I’m more than 40. But since I’m not remembering the exact number anymore (my kids tell me that I’ve told others an older age than I am–I’ve … Continue reading

homeschool mama self-care: self-nurturing practices
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homeschool mama self-care: self-nurturing practices

It took me a few years to be intentional about self-nurturing practices, but I’m mostly there now. Realizing that I don’t have an endless supply of energy, organization and happiness (that I need nurturing too) was a useful moment to remember on my road to homeschool happiness. So what do I do to self-nurture me? Drink … Continue reading

homeschool mama self-care: ten self-care tips
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homeschool mama self-care: ten self-care tips

Everyone needs self-care, even and especially, homeschool mamas. There isn’t a profession out there that doesn’t require a practice of self care. As a homeschool mama, I wouldn’t claim to think self-care was more necessary for a homeschooling mama, a front line emergency worker, an airline pilot or a landscaper. Unique to homeschooling mamas is … Continue reading

homeschool mama self-care: then there are THOSE days…
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homeschool mama self-care: then there are THOSE days…

Homeschool has all the freedoms. Except for those days. Those days…the ones where you wake up a little heavy. The wintery world outside is dreary. The littles are speaking thirty decibels louder than your head can manage. And you can’t find the Advil bottle. Those days…when it doesn’t matter what you to do to quell … Continue reading

how to become more you as a homeschool mama
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how to become more you as a homeschool mama

In a world that teaches conformity, I hope to imprint uniqueness and individuality in my children. To remind us what is true: my children were created and designed for a unique purpose. It takes time to unearth their unique treasure and gifts. How to unearth the treasure in our children? We give our children experiences to … Continue reading

homeschool mama self-care: dashed expectations
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homeschool mama self-care: dashed expectations

Homeschool mama self-care means you need to attend to your dashed expectations. No question, parenting wasn’t as I imagined it before I birthed my first child. Neither was homeschooling after my first year. In both camps, I have had far more frustration and confounding moments than I conceived were possible. And in both camps, I … Continue reading