The first time I heard the word strewing I honestly thought it was a word made up by the homeschooling community. Turns out it’s been around for a long time. It comes from the Old English word “strewian” and literally means “to scatter”. While researching this strewing idea, I found this word is most associated with unschooling. However, anyone can strew.
As a mom, it is natural to put our needs last. Finding time for self-care (spiritual, physical, emotional) is so important and yet it can be such a struggle as a homeschooling mom, especially a single homeschooling mom! So, I want to share 10 ways to find some mom time and pour back into yourself.
I first heard of loop scheduling about three years ago through Teaching from Rest: A Homeschooler’s Guide to Unshakable Peace by Sarah Mackenzie. Sarah describes looping as “my antidote to steamrolling over everybody in my zeal to check everything off my list.”
Let’s face it, homeschooling can be hard! There are going to be, or already have been, days when all you want to do is chuck it all and go have a lavender honey latte. I know, I’ve been there. It’s on those days that we need to refer back to our homeschool mission statement.
Charlotte Mason was a classical English educator in England at the turn of the twentieth century. She proposed to base the education of children upon a wide and liberal curriculum.
The Charlotte Mason Method(CM) is based on Charlotte’s firm belief that a child is a person and we must educate that whole person, not just his mind. So a Charlotte Mason education is three-pronged: in her words, “Education is an Atmosphere, a Discipline, a Life.”
When we became a single parent homeschool, just over a year ago, our homeschooling routine required a major overhaul. Part of that overhaul meant relying more on technology.
To read how online learning is such a huge help for this single parent homeschool hop on over to Techie Homeschool Mom where I am really excited to have this post featured on her #TechieHomeschool IRL (In Real Life) Blog Series today! While there check out the other posts too. I’ve found several techie ideas to implement in our homeschool.
Much Love & Many Blessings!!
There are many reasons why families choose to homeschool. My reason for homeschooling is spelled out in my homeschooling mission which is:
“To raise well-read, godly adults who use their lives to bring God glory and honor in all that they do by learning to be diligent in all of their duties to God, family, and their country.
Who look to God and His Word for direction in every area of their lives, having Biblical wisdom to make God-honoring decisions, and who use their God-given talents to serve the One who blessed them with those talents.
Who will remember to always be thankful for the One who died for them!”
And an integral part of this mission is character building.
The Build Your Bundle Homeschool Edition 2018 is Here.
Now that the sale is live we can get into some details WHOOP WHOOP! It was so hard not spilling the beans during the pre-sale. The sale will continue until Monday, May 14th at 11:59 pm est.
First things first, did you check to see if you won the giveaway? If not, simply click here. And don’t forget to check your email for your discount coupon code.
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