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Dive into Catch Your Breath, a top-rated podcast for Christian homeschool moms. Discover holistic homeschooling tips, faith-based parenting advice, and mindfulness strategies to balance mom life. Tune in now or see more below!

Hey Friend!

Feeling overwhelmed with lesson plans, chores, and your own well-being? Wondering if you’re doing ”enough” for your child’s education? You’re not alone, and I’ve got good news: there’s a better way.

I’m Inga Masek, a Christian wife, mom of four, and your go-to gal for all things homeschooling. Despite having over 20 years in education, I found myself in a place you might be familiar with—frustrated, overwhelmed, and endlessly Googling for answers. Even with a clear calling from God for our family to homeschool, the joy had slipped through my fingers. But then came the game-changer: I combined my educational expertise with wellness training to tackle these challenges head-on. The result? A transformation from stress to joy, frustration to fun, and inconsistency to intentional in our homeschooling journey. And guess what? I’m here to share these life-changing strategies with you.

**Why Tune In?**

👉🏿 **Stress-Busting Tips**: Learn proven strategies to manage stress and prevent burnout.
👉🏿 **Homeschool Hacks**: Get a guided roadmap to make teaching your child a joy, not a chore.
👉🏿 **Holistic Wellness**: Discover how to balance your life, one episode at a time.

Each episode is your weekly ”me-time,” designed for busy moms like you. Whether you’re washing dishes, folding laundry, or planning your next lesson, tune in for actionable insights that’ll make your homeschool journey easier and more joyful.

Or better yet, pour yourself a drink (coffee or chicory root tea will do), grab your journal and favorite pen, and get comfortable because it’s time to breathe through homeschooling.

**Ready for More?**

🌟 **Join Our Community**: [Facebook Group](https://www.facebook.com/groups/559188335749281)
🌟 **Personal Coaching**: [Book a Session](https://ingamasek.as.me/StratSession)
🌟 **Say Hello**: [Email Me](hello@ingamasek.com)

xo,
Inga

CATCH YOUR BREATH with Inga - Homeschool Moms | Manage Stress | Beat Burnout I Holistic Wellbeing I Freedom and Fulfillment i Inga Masek, Homeschool Mom Coach, Mental Wellness, Empowerment and Life Coach for Christian Moms

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 78 Ratings

Dive into Catch Your Breath, a top-rated podcast for Christian homeschool moms. Discover holistic homeschooling tips, faith-based parenting advice, and mindfulness strategies to balance mom life. Tune in now or see more below!

Hey Friend!

Feeling overwhelmed with lesson plans, chores, and your own well-being? Wondering if you’re doing ”enough” for your child’s education? You’re not alone, and I’ve got good news: there’s a better way.

I’m Inga Masek, a Christian wife, mom of four, and your go-to gal for all things homeschooling. Despite having over 20 years in education, I found myself in a place you might be familiar with—frustrated, overwhelmed, and endlessly Googling for answers. Even with a clear calling from God for our family to homeschool, the joy had slipped through my fingers. But then came the game-changer: I combined my educational expertise with wellness training to tackle these challenges head-on. The result? A transformation from stress to joy, frustration to fun, and inconsistency to intentional in our homeschooling journey. And guess what? I’m here to share these life-changing strategies with you.

**Why Tune In?**

👉🏿 **Stress-Busting Tips**: Learn proven strategies to manage stress and prevent burnout.
👉🏿 **Homeschool Hacks**: Get a guided roadmap to make teaching your child a joy, not a chore.
👉🏿 **Holistic Wellness**: Discover how to balance your life, one episode at a time.

Each episode is your weekly ”me-time,” designed for busy moms like you. Whether you’re washing dishes, folding laundry, or planning your next lesson, tune in for actionable insights that’ll make your homeschool journey easier and more joyful.

Or better yet, pour yourself a drink (coffee or chicory root tea will do), grab your journal and favorite pen, and get comfortable because it’s time to breathe through homeschooling.

**Ready for More?**

🌟 **Join Our Community**: [Facebook Group](https://www.facebook.com/groups/559188335749281)
🌟 **Personal Coaching**: [Book a Session](https://ingamasek.as.me/StratSession)
🌟 **Say Hello**: [Email Me](hello@ingamasek.com)

xo,
Inga

    56// Answering Your Question: How Do You Make and Maintain Friendships as a Homeschool Mom?

    56// Answering Your Question: How Do You Make and Maintain Friendships as a Homeschool Mom?

    HI friend,
    I'm tackling a question that's been on the minds of many in our community: how do we create and deepen friendships as busy homeschooling moms? This topic, sparked by a question from one of our community members, is something I'm really excited to talk about.
    Tune in to learn
    why finding joy in your own company can actually attract more meaningful friendships,
    why the quest for the perfect 'mom friend' might not be the answer, and
    how embracing the natural ebb and flow of friendships can be incredibly rewarding.
    This episode is all about discovering deeper connections without the usual pressures, finding friends who truly understand you by following your own interests, and making room for these relationships in the whirlwind of homeschooling.
    Get ready for down-to-earth advice and actionable tips on building your social network, all inspired by a conversation that started right here, in our homeschool circle. 
    As always, if this podcast encourages you in any way, please share it with another mom or leave a review.
    Enjoy!
    Here cheering you on every step of the way with a prayer in my heart and a smile on my face!
    Your Homeschool Lifestyle Coach,
    Inga
     
    **If you're stressed out and overwhelmed and feel like you're almost ready to throw in the towel but know you don't want to put them in school, book a discovery call, and let's chat about how I can help.**
     

    • 35 min
    55// Endurance for Homeschooling: Building Your Capacity for the Long Run

    55// Endurance for Homeschooling: Building Your Capacity for the Long Run

    Hi friend,
    In this episode, we're exploring the concept of gentle endurance in homeschooling.
    Tune in to learn
    the importance of maintaining energy, focus, and compassion throughout your homeschooling journey.
    3 simple strategies to keep your passion and motivation high throughout the school year and beyond, and
    how to reframe the concept of endurance in homeschooling
    what you have to stop doing if you want to homeschool for the long-term
    As always, if this podcast encourages you in any way, please share it with another mom or leave a review.
    Enjoy!
    Here cheering you on every step of the way with a prayer in my heart and a smile on my face!
    Your Homeschool Lifestyle Coach,
    Inga
     
    **If you're stressed out and overwhelmed and feel like you're almost ready to throw in the towel but know you don't want to put them in school, book a discovery call, and let's chat about how I can help.**
     
     

    • 19 min
    54//Why You Can Stop Stressing About Having the Perfect Balance in Homeschooling and Life

    54//Why You Can Stop Stressing About Having the Perfect Balance in Homeschooling and Life

    Hey Friend,
    We're rethinking the whole balance game. Instead of chasing after this idea of perfect balance, I'll show you how to weave harmony into your day-to-day. We'll explore how setting up time blocks can seriously upgrade your routine and how embracing the AIM strategy (that's Accepting, Interrupting, and Managing stress) can be a game-changer.
    And because I know how tough this homeschooling journey can be, we're all about celebrating those little wins and patting ourselves on the back for the imperfections too. Plus, I can't stress enough how crucial it is to take care of you. Self-care isn't just nice; it's necessary for keeping everything else running smoothly.
    I'll also share the scoop on setting goals that feel doable and the power of finding your tribe in homeschooling communities. 
    So, if you're ready to shift from feeling frazzled to feeling harmonious, this episode is your invitation. Let's embrace the beautifully imperfect journey of homeschooling and life together. Trust me, it's okay not to have it all figured out. What matters is we're here, learning and growing together. Can't wait for you to join me!
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Next Steps:
    1. Sharing is caring: If this episode, or any other episodes, have encouraged or blessed you, share with another homeschool mom. Share the podcast. Share our online community. Share what's encouraged you the most. 
    2. Learn how to have realistic balance:  Book a strategy session if you're feeling swamped and looking for a way to breathe easier and enjoy this homeschooling adventure. The discovery call is free as you learn all about how I can help you. 
    3. Join me at the Thrive! The NCHE Homeschool Conference May 23-25, 2024,   in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  We'll be working on giving you a mindset makeover so you can embrace imperfection, and then we are going to practice the art of celebration. Register Here!
     

    • 39 min
    53// 9 Ways to Ease Frustration When Your Child is Struggling. I'm Spilling the T.

    53// 9 Ways to Ease Frustration When Your Child is Struggling. I'm Spilling the T.

    Hey friend,
    Have you ever been in a situation where your child is struggling to understand a certain subject or topic? It feels like no matter how much you both try, it just isn't clicking, leading to frustration for you and your child!
     
    In this episode, we talk about '9 Tips'—simple yet effective strategies to help navigate these challenging moments. Not only will these support your child through their struggles, but they'll help you keep your cool too. There's hope, and you and your child can overcome this hurdle with the right approach. Tune in to find out how.
     
    And remember, I am here cheering you on every step of the way, with a prayer in my heart and a smile on my lips.
     
    Your Homeschool Coach, 
    Inga 
     
     
    Join the Conversation: After you listen to this episode, I'd love for you to jump into our Facebook Community. For February, we're chatting about what we love most about homeschooling. Join the conversation.
    Personalized Guidance: Feeling overwhelmed with how to start homeschooling or is the struggle stressing out? I can help. Book a Discovery Call to love your homeschooling journey.
    Spread the Love: If this episode made you smile and think of a friend who could use a little boost of love, share it with her. Let's help each other find joy and love in our homeschooling journey. It's amazing how a simple act of sharing can spread so much positivity.

    • 31 min
    52//Exposing the Myth of the Perfect Homeschool Mom!

    52//Exposing the Myth of the Perfect Homeschool Mom!

    Hi friend,
    Are you a homeschooling mom grappling with the pressure to be perfect? Then this episode is for you.
    We're exposing the myth of the 'perfect mom' in the world of homeschooling and the damaging effects of this unrealistic ideal. We're stressing the benefits of community over competition.
    Tune in to learn the simple mindset shift that can help us
    shed the illusion of perfection.
    foster authentic relationships with each other.
    shed light on the fact that no mom is perfect.
    remember that each of us brings unique strengths to the table that complement our supposed 'flaws.'
    embrace the truth that you've been endowed with unique gifts that make you perfectly equipped to educate your children.
    Hit play and be ready to get rid of the myth of the perfect homeschool mom. 
    And remember, I am here cheering you on every step of the way, with a prayer in my heart and a smile on my lips.
    Your Homeschool Coach, 
    Inga 
     
     
    Join the Conversation: After you listen to this episode, I'd love for you to jump into our Facebook Community. For February, we're chatting about what we love most about homeschooling. Join the conversation.
    Personalized Guidance: Feeling overwhelmed with how to start homeschooling or is homeschooling stressing you out? I can help. Book a Discovery Call to love your homeschooling journey.
    Spread the Love: If this episode made you smile and think of a friend who could use a little boost of love, share it with her. Let's help each other find joy and love in our homeschooling journey. It's amazing how a simple act of sharing can spread so much positivity.

    • 17 min
    51//February's Challenge-Remember What You Love About Homeschooling

    51//February's Challenge-Remember What You Love About Homeschooling

    Hey friend,
    Our challenge for this month is to reflect on what we love about homeschooling and, more importantly, what we love about our children.
    If you're feeling a little on the verge of burnout or want to fall in love with homeschooling all over again this challenge is for you.
    Are you curious? Tune in to this short episode and learn how this challenge could become a wonderful tradition in your home every February, then visit the community to see pics. I can't wait!
    Know that I am here cheering you on every step of the way with a prayer in my heart and a smile on my lips.
    Your Homeschool Coach, 
    Inga 
     
     
    Join the Conversation: After you listen to this episode, I'd love for you to jump into our Facebook Community. Let's chat about the love notes you've been leaving for your kids. What moments touched your heart the deepest? It's our little corner of the internet to share these beautiful moments and connect.
    Personalized Guidance: Feeling overwhelmed or eager to weave more love into your homeschooling routine? Book a Discovery Call with me. Together, we'll explore strategies not just for February, but for the entire school year. I aim to help you rediscover your passion for homeschooling, making every moment special for you and your family.
    Spread the Love: If this episode made you smile and think of a friend who could use a little boost of love, share it with her. Let's help each other find joy and love in our homeschooling journey. It's amazing how a simple act of sharing can spread so much positivity.

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
78 Ratings

78 Ratings

Yougoooogirrrrl ,

An Encouragement for ALL Mamas!

If you are thinking about homeschooling, are homeschooling, or even if you aren’t, you can glean so much wisdom and insight from this podcast into how to parent more intentionally!

15 Minute Momma ,

Gain confidence to homeschool!

Homeschooling is on my heart, but it is not in the cards at this moment, however this podcast is a fantastic resource with amazing information to help answer questions that I have.

Ioana1363 ,

I wish I had this show when I homeschooled

Thank you Inga for your show - combining gratitude ( so important) with peace and Christian faith for homeschool moms!
-Ioana

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