47 episodes

Homeschool mama's self-care needs are easily overlooked with a steady stream of childhood needs and interpersonal interactions.



Homeschool mamas grapple with the not-good-enough feeling, perfectionism, loneliness, anger, doubt, boredom, impatience, and overwhelm. You know, all the human feels.



This podcast explores aspects of self-care that will serve the homeschool mama in her real homeschool days.



You'll be introduced to homeschool mamas that you need to know so you can build self-care strategies into your real homeschool world.

Homeschool Mama Self-Care: Turning Challenges into Charms Teresa Wiedrick

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Homeschool mama's self-care needs are easily overlooked with a steady stream of childhood needs and interpersonal interactions.



Homeschool mamas grapple with the not-good-enough feeling, perfectionism, loneliness, anger, doubt, boredom, impatience, and overwhelm. You know, all the human feels.



This podcast explores aspects of self-care that will serve the homeschool mama in her real homeschool days.



You'll be introduced to homeschool mamas that you need to know so you can build self-care strategies into your real homeschool world.

    How to Survive the Pandemic when you Homeschool

    How to Survive the Pandemic when you Homeschool

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    If we really believe that kids are learning all the time, we can let go of the stress of completing curriculum.Maren































    Angela and Maren are the creators and podcast hosts at Homeschool Unrefined.







    They’ve been friends for more than 20 years. They’ve survived a lot of Minnesota winters together, as well as college and grad school, full-time teaching, giving birth within days of each other (twice), and now life as homeschoolers and podcasters.















    What’s most important right now is our mental health and addressing our stress level, making sure we’re as healthy as we can be.Angela















    Angela & Maren’s Advice for Homeschool Parents:







    * Recognize what is the most pressing, most important thing in your homeschool. Then do that.* Process a sibling fight, even if it takes an hour, instead of the originally planned activities.* If a child isn’t normalized, it’s not time to move on to something more intense.* Sometimes we help our kids through sibling conflict and sometimes we let them do it themselves.* Give your kids a lot of room to be imperfect. * Make your homeschool your own thing. * Be yourself, be you, and show your kids what you’re actually into, then do that. * Empower your kids to see who they really are and help them do that too!















    This (pandemic) time together (as a family) is not pol...

    • 41 min
    How to Deal with our Traumas as Homeschool Parents

    How to Deal with our Traumas as Homeschool Parents

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    “Determine who you want to be instead of who youhave become in response to your early trauma. You arenot your trauma. You may have been living like youare but the real inside you is not. Affirm your updatedguiding components or criteria for a healthier mindsetand establish your updated identity”Norm Quantz, author of Trauma No More























    Norm Quantz is a counsellor, relationship expert, and trauma specialist. He has listened to thousands of people tell their stories of struggles and successes.







    Norm is the author of two books, Power & Control and Trauma No More. He graduated with a Master of Arts in Counselling and is semi-retired from his private practice, but carries on part-time as an onsite trauma specialist.







    Norm’s ​professional career has focused on helping people take the steps necessary for core change as they pursue wholeness. But his biggest joys are spending time with his family and friends, golfing, traveling, and table games.















    People’s criteria for life determines what they expect to happen in life. And when something so extreme happens beyond what they expect to happen, the distance between what they expect to happen and what actually happens is the degree of their trauma. Norm Quantz, author of Trauma No More















    To do is to be. Nietsche







    To be is to do. Kant







    Do be do be do. Sinatra

    • 56 min
    How to Tackle Unhealthy Habits for the Homeschool Mama

    How to Tackle Unhealthy Habits for the Homeschool Mama

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    Self-care is creating a life that you love, that you have agency over, that you don’t have to run away from, that you don’t have to run away to Target for, or even just to run to the bathroom.Katie Corbett































    Katie is a Certified Health Education Specialist as well as a Certified Health & Wellness Coach. Katie holds a Masters Degree in Community Health Education and started Health Wellness & Chocolate after I finally figured out how to lose weight & keep it off after yo-yo dieting for over 30 years! At Health Wellness & Chocolate, I teach women how to make peace with food and lose weight for the last time through my weekly podcast (The Health Wellness & Chocolate Podcast) and through a variety of online courses.







    Katie is also a wife to her husband Chris of 20 years and a homeschool mom to her 8 children.















    You might have this ideal of a homeschool day, and it might not look like it, especially if it’s a month of (days looking like) that. Like a tiny drop of sand over time, they add up in your child’s education.Katie Corbett, Coach at Health Wellness & Chocolate















    Advice for Homeschool Mamas:







    * Determine the best time of the day to exercise for you. * Find an exercise activity that doesn’t feel like a chore and that you actually like.* Before you eat, ask yourself if you’re eating because you’re hungry.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Create a Love of Learning, No Matter your Children’s Learning Challenges

    Create a Love of Learning, No Matter your Children’s Learning Challenges

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    As a homeschool mom, you are doing so many amazing things with your kids. you’ve already done such good work and there’s always time to redeem certain things, like not addressing their learning challenges as quickly as you might have seen them but not understood them.Diane Geerlinks, Professional Certified Educational Therapist































    Diane Geerlinks is a Professionally Certified Educational Therapist, Director of NILD Canada (National Institute for Learning Development) and operates GeerLINKS Learning Centre.







    Diane is a motivational speaker and brings her 25 years of homeschooling her five kids to each workshop presentation. Diane has since continued learning on the neuroplasticity of the brain and how we can improve our capacity for learning at any age.















    Because we don’t want our kids labelled, having to take that step to assess our children feels like a reflection of our own inadequeces of teaching, which holds us back.Diane Geerlinks















    Advice for Homeschool Mamas:







    * Have a regular connection time with your partner. * Encourage the learning of living in life as your baseline intention in your homeschool.* Be interested in learning yourself and follow your interests in your h...

    • 1 hr 10 min
    How to Take Care of the Homeschool Mama’s (& the Homeschool Kids’) Six Selves

    How to Take Care of the Homeschool Mama’s (& the Homeschool Kids’) Six Selves

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    Recognize the six selves (in you and your homeschool kids): the cognitive self, the social self, the physical self, the emotional self, the spiritual self, and the creative self.Nike Anderson, Creator of the Homeschool Genius































    Nike Anderson is a mommy blogger at The Homeschool Genius where she shares her passion for all things homeschool. She is the owner of Nike Anderson’s Classroom, a virtual shop for educational resources, and has been featured in local news outlets advocating homeschool.







    Nike has a Masters in Educational Leadership and resides in Middle Georgia with her husband and two young sons.















    I learned that this homeschool journey was learning a lot about me as much as it was about my children. I learned about what I needed to grow and develop in, the virtues I’m aspiring to.Nike Anderson















    Advice for Homeschool Mamas:







    * Recognize that homeschooling is a privilege.* Expect your kids to do things that your kids can do themselves. * Incorporate self-care concepts into your homeschool curriculum.* Carve out time, even just for five minutes, to refresh and renew.* Create a conscious effort to showing up for every day.















    You can find Nike online at:







    * on her Educational Resources online shop* on Instagram* on her Website* on Facebook















    Order my book a href="https://www.amazon.ca/Homeschool-Mama-Self-Care-Nurturing/dp/1999013794/ref=sr_1_...

    • 1 hr 14 min
    How to Influence Your Homeschool with Self-Awareness & Self-Compassion

    How to Influence Your Homeschool with Self-Awareness & Self-Compassion

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    You can add value to a piece of pottery that’s broken by mending it. And we can add value to ourselves by mending our broken pieces. And it’s the mending of the broken pieces that add value to our individual beauty.Dustin Eagleston, Traditional Chinese Medical Practitioner































    Dustin Eagleston is a graduate from the Dr. TCM program at the Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences and a new mom of an eighteen month old daughter named Charlotte. As a Practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is Dustin’s goal to be the best leader for her patients, guiding them carefully back to a place of health and balance.







    Dustin draws on her vast life skills from travelling, mountain biking, adventure racing, ski mountaineering, backcountry skiing, rock climbing, yoga practicing, and a great passion for everything outdoors. She knows there is not one single approach that works for all needs, so she draws on many modalities including acupuncture, herbal medicine, dietary guidance, tui na massage, moxibustion and fire cupping; to tailor the perfect treatment for her patient’s needs.















    The biggest thing I can do for myself is be really honest and compassionate with about what I really need? What would be nourishing? Is it actually just giving yourself permission to be tired or to be sad? We as women carry a lot and we are so intuitively self-sacrificing. And that is a great strength, but we also have to look out for ourselves.















    I need to have a compassionate, honest relationship with myself. To understand what I “can” do for myself instead of “should” do for myself. To recognize what’s truly nourishing, not simply doing something because I feel I should.Dustin Eagleston















    You can find Dustin online at:







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    • 52 min

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