Being a homeschool mom is not an easy job, and it can place an enormous toll on a homeschool mom’s mental health. Sometimes, this burden can feel so heavy that it begins to cause problems. You may become excessively tired, cranky, or sad. You may have difficulty concentrating and lose your effectiveness as a
Why I Don’t Regret Homeschooling A question was posed to me the other day while at my six-month dental cleaning that caused me to consider why I don’t regret homeschooling. The hygienist mentioned to my dentist that, with my youngest entering his senior year, I was about to complete my final year of homeschooling.
As an introverted mom of two introverted sons, I have learned many lessons over the past fourteen years of homeschooling. Several of these lessons were learned the hard way with disappointment, tears, and regret. If you have an introverted child, here are my top tips for homeschooling introverts. Avoid Comparison If your introverted child
When I tell people I homeschool my children, they usually ask questions. One question that almost always comes up is about curriculum. They want to know what I use to teach my kids. It’s understandable. In the traditional school model, the school chooses the curriculum and often supplies the course materials to the students. It’s
Years ago, I heard about a newly released cookbook. The book focused on methods to sneak fruits and vegetables into recipes. The premise was that if you secretly hid healthy ingredients in recipes, then your family, especially your children, would consume more fruits and vegetables in their diets without even knowing it. The idea
My mother likes to celebrate Groundhog Day. It isn’t because she believes in the weather predicting capabilities of a rodent. She doesn’t. Rather, she enjoys what the event represents—spring is coming. It doesn’t matter if the weather on Groundhog Day is cloudy or sunny. Spring is still coming. As the days roll on in
Even though my childhood was not idyllic, there are many parts for which I am extremely grateful. One is the way my mother used traditions to make events special for her children. Each Christmas, she would give each of us a pair of pajamas as a gift. Many years, she spent countless hours sewing
When my children were young, I struggled with managing my home. I wanted to include my children, but I didn’t know the best way to do it. As a single mom, I was accustomed to doing everything myself. However, I wanted my children to learn responsibility by contributing to the functioning of our household.