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Homemaking is an occupation
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Homemaking is an occupation

Pesky paperwork, asking obnoxious questions. If you stay home, what is your listed occupation? What do you fill into that occupation blank at the doctor’s office, at therapy, on your tax return? Is homemaker a legitimate occupation or should you just leave it blank? Even as someone who earns money on the side, I write…

Fixing Mom Burnout
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Fixing Mom Burnout

Moms often experience burnout, but we can address the issues at play and not give in to the temptation to give up. If you’ve been homeschooling for a few years, you’ve probably felt it, and probably around this time of the year. Even if you aren’t homeschooling, still the temptation rears its ugly head. Burnout….

5 Things I Learned in January
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5 Things I Learned in January

One thing I do miss about not being on Instagram is that I have no place for brief thoughts. Of course, there’s also no pressure to have brief thoughts every day, but a place to process small events can be helpful. In lieu of social media posts, I’m reviving the old-school practice of a hodgepodge…

5 Things I Learned in 2020
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5 Things I Learned in 2020

I suppose a reflection post on 2020 ought to begin with all the cliches about strangenesss, unexpectedness, and unpredictability discovered in odd times. I’ll assume you know all that already and are, like myself, tired of such comments – though it’s hard to say anything else at times. It is all just so odd and…

Start the New Year Well
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Start the New Year Well

A new year is like a promise of a fresh start, a new beginning, a turning of the page that might mean the turning of a new leaf. What can we do to start the new year well? I am always trying to turn over new leaves. Too many times I’ve tried turning them overnight,…

Homeschool Motivation: 10 Ways to Find More
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Homeschool Motivation: 10 Ways to Find More

It’s one thing to start the school year strong, but quite another to keep at it after the weeks start blurring together. Motivation to homeschool ebbs away, and we can’t wait for some natural, overwhelming incoming tide to return. Instead of being tossed about on the waves of our emotions and hormones (which turn into…