a season of scheduled neglect
mama self care

a season of scheduled neglect

In July… I’m watering my garden and letting the chickens wander as I drink my morning coffee before the kids wake. Then I’ll walk the dog. So I might not see the kids till eleven. When they’re awake, they will wander down to the riverside beach or run through the sprinkler if it’s especially hot. … Continue reading

how to beat the slump month
mama self care

how to beat the slump month

How to beat the slump month in your homeschool? The Christmas tree sits decostumed and relocated in a snow bank in the front yard. The floors have been swept of absconded needles. The rich Christmas foods have been tucked high in the pantry, the décor returned to their Rubbermaid totes, and the hubbub of the season evaporated. New Year’s resolutions … Continue reading

homeschool fatigue: how to deal with the winter blues
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homeschool fatigue: how to deal with the winter blues

Homeschool fatigue: tis the season to deal with the winter blues. The anticipation of new September plans has definitely disappeared. Christmas decorations have been packed away, though the outdoor lights are still on. The skies are dreary grey and routine seems, well, routine. This is the slump month. Thus begins the season of homeschool fatigue. … Continue reading