homeschool mama daily affirmations
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homeschool mama daily affirmations

There is no magic sauce to parenting. Mostly, parenting is learning about oneself through the eyes of our children and adjusting, and readjusting, then self-regulating. Parenting is considering the real child in front of your real eyes and acknowledging them as a real human with real needs. Why is my focus in my world or … Continue reading

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: new years resolutions rejected and revisited
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homeschool mama self-care: new years resolutions rejected and revisited

Homeschool mama self-care means we need to reconsider our New Year’s resolutions. That New Year’s resolutions that most North Americans point to every single year, the ‘lose weight’ one, I gave that one up years ago. Here’s why. First, because I’m resisting a North Americanized version of perfect image. I’m as valuable as any human … Continue reading

homestead hacks: weeds, flowers & how to use them part 2
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homestead hacks: weeds, flowers & how to use them part 2

Purple coneflower, aka Echinacea purpurea, also known as my favourite floral centerpiece, is a natural pollinator attractor, a medicinal and a cottage garden staple. This year, I’m using it for more than my floral centerpieces. The benefits are too impressive. University of British Columbia research suggests that regular consumption will reverse or alleviate inflammation. I knew … Continue reading

homestead hacks: weeds and what to do
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homestead hacks: weeds and what to do

As a born and raised urbanite, pesky weeds interfere with a carpet lush lawn. Spray them, pull them, curse them, but there is no use to them: a bane on suburban perfection. I still bend to pull weeds. I still swipe them with my heavy garden clogs. But now I’ve also found a new use … Continue reading