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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…