Author: Mystie

Rest for the weary homeschool mom.
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Rest for the weary homeschool mom.

The following article is taken from chapter 14 of The Convivial Homeschool: Gospel Encouragement for Keeping Your Sanity While Living and Learning Alongside Your Kids, Mystie’s first full, paperback book – now available here. Rest is the virtue between negligence and anxiety. Sarah Mackenzie, Teaching from Rest I am not a very good napper. Occasionally…

A weekly planning dashboard that works – hot tips from real moms

A weekly planning dashboard that works – hot tips from real moms

Do you ever feel like you aren’t gaining the traction you’d like to with your planning efforts? I totally relate. I think we’ve all experienced the confusion and frustration of trying to get our lives organized and under control, but feeling like we’re missing a piece somewhere. I personally can’t stand feeling that way, so…

When your kids are bored on school break…
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When your kids are bored on school break…

It happens so often. We’ve been doing school for weeks on end, and we’re tired. We all – mother and children – are desperately looking forward to the upcoming break, whether it’s a midyear break, holiday break, or summer break. The first day of break is glorious. Then, it starts: “Mom, I’m bored!” Teaching our…

Save time by streamlining dinner – with Allison Schaaf

Save time by streamlining dinner – with Allison Schaaf

Dinner is the most important family time we have every day, but often we go into it harried and exhausted, hectically getting food on the table with no energy left. In this 38-minute workshop, Allison Schaaf and Mystie Winckler give several suggestions for simple changes to make to your meal routines to eliminate decision fatigue…