Summer Down Time

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When your homeschool is on summer break, you should also be on summer break. These are the dog days of summer, when you can take it easy and schedule some fun things for yourself.

Woman posing in the field

Posing just for fun

Taking Care of Mamma must be a mantra you repeat to yourself throughout the school year and especially during a break. Put your oxygen mask on first, then assist your children. It is basic training for survival. Continue reading »

Colorful Smoothies

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This post fits the category “Taking care of mama.” Sure, your children might enjoy a smoothie, too, but this is especially for you, the homeschool mom who does not have that much time for herself.

Smoothie, before

Smoothie ingredients before being blended

A smoothie can feel like an indulgence – a moment in the day when you focus on your nutritional needs: greens, fiber, dessert. People are religious about their coffee or tea rituals. I am religious about my smoothies. Continue reading »

Self-Care for Homeschool Moms

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We homeschool moms stay so focused on our children and their education, that we forget ourselves in the process. We do not have enough time to invest in our appearance. Should we just admit it now? We obsess over curriculum choices and schedule options. Self-care for homeschool moms does not just happen.

Self-care for homeschool moms

Self-care for homeschool moms can include checking out a fashion magazine at the bookstore

I have been there and done that. I have neglected my own physical and emotional needs and wants. You don’t plan for this. It just happens, as you zoom into your children’s education and needs. Continue reading »