126 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: Nurturing the Nurturer Teresa Wiedrick

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 6 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 Elizabeth Gilbert infuses our Homeschools with Big Magic

    How Elizabeth Gilbert infuses our Homeschools with Big Magic

    How can the book, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, inform our homeschool lives?







    I’m excited to share how Elizabeth Gilbert infuses our homeschools with Big Magic, helping us to embrace our creative lives.







    We want our kids to be self-directed learners, lifelong learners, eager to follow interesting rabbit trails and engage their curiosities, and just play their hearts out, but are we truly encouraging them to do that if we’re not doing that ourselves?

















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    Elizabeth Gilbert infuses our homeschool lives (or could infuse our homeschool lives) with big magic if we embrace creativity & play.







    She addresses why we’re not likely to pursue that creativity…







    Elizabeth Gilbert tells us, “Your fear will always be triggered by your creativity because creativity asks you to enter into realms of uncertain outcome, and fear hates uncertain outcome.”







    Creativity is just play in disguise. When we’ve been accustomed to living the adult life long enough, we don’t assume that play should be part of our adult lives.







    What’s the value of the certain outcome of play and creativity?







    Will play clean my kitchen, clean the dog’s bowl, fold the laundry, drive my kids to soccer, or teach the kids how to understand polynomials? If play can’t do that, then girlfriend, I agree, none of us has the time to play!







    Sure, we think we should sit on the family room floor and play Legos with our kiddos. We assume we should play games like Bananagrams and Monopoly because they’re educational. And we assume the kids should be playing and obviously, we’re giving them more time to do that when they homeschool.









    * But allow ourselves to sit with a few bags of pretty beads and thread and explore?







    * Should I make a bracelet or should I hot glue some beads on a piece of coloured cardstock to make a bookmark?







    * Should I pull out my crochet basket like I did when I was pregnant with my first child?







    * Could I return to a childhood interest even though I’m 39?







    * Is there value in me pursuing an audacious dream just because?







    * Can I really pursue adventure in my life even as a homeschool mom?









    We don’t assume we should play like this, we don’t assume that this part of our lives is for play, and we certainly haven’t got the time to play anyway.







    Our adult selves assume we must have a plan. We must use our time wisely. Our time cannot be wasted. And anyway, if we’re creative, what we create will likely not be any good anyway.







    Therefore,

    • 41 min
    How Kristen Neff Informs My Homeschool with Self-Compassion

    How Kristen Neff Informs My Homeschool with Self-Compassion

    How does the book, Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself, inform my homeschool?







    Let’s chat self-compassion for the homeschool mama.







    Here’s actually how Kristen Neff informs my homeschool as I learn to incorporate self-compassion for the homeschool mama.







    Straight up, we homeschool mamas need to treat ourselves as kindly as we want to treat our kids. (Cause we can’t practice on our kids what we’re not practicing with ourselves.)

















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    Here’s how Kristen Neff informs my homeschool:







    1. Kristen Neff informs my homeschool with this: “With self-compassion, we give ourselves the same kindness and care we’d give to a good friend.”







    I often share with homeschool mamas that if they’re particularly heated with their kids, they should head to the bathroom mirror.







    Stand in front of the mirror.







    See that sad, exasperated, angry face?







    What would you say that sad, exasperated, angry face if it were your friend?







    So, you might say:









    * You look sad. I’m sorry you’re frustrated.







    * I care about you. Know that I’m with you.







    * I’ve been there, done that. (Even maybe this morning).







    * You’re a good mom; I see how you engage most of the time and you care about your kiddo.









    What you wouldn’t say is this:









    * Girlfriend, you’re a horrible mother.







    * Why did you have a child?







    * You’re such a screw up.







    * When will you ever learn how to parent with kindness/gentleness/self-control/you-fill-in-the-blank?









    Nope, words you’d never utter to a friend.







    So WHY are you doing that to yourself?







    (FYI we all speak more harshly to ourselves than we do to others, but we should practice not doing it.)







    How do you want to speak to your friends?







    Look back to your face in the mirror: speak to that “friend” in the mirror.







    I came by this practice on a day when I couldn’t access my husband by text. (Because I would have waxed and waned, complained and bellyached as though it were therapeutic).







    So what did I do?







    I tried to text my good friend too.







    But she wasn’t available either.







    What to do??







    Who was I going to talk with?







    Myself. In the mirror.

    • 34 min
    How Brene Brown’s Atlas of the Heart Influences our Homeschools

    How Brene Brown’s Atlas of the Heart Influences our Homeschools

    Brene Brown’s Atlas of the Heart hearkens the homeschool mama to listen to her heart (& her kids’ hearts).







    Once upon a time, a friend introduced me to Brene Brown’s initial TedTalk. And that introduction changed my life.







    Quite literally.







    It changed my mind, my approach to myself, and to others.







    So how does Brene Brown’s Atlas of the Heart influence my homeschool?







    Once upon a time, I didn’t have clarity about who I was as a burned-out homeschool mama.









    * I knew I didn’t want to be homeschooling anymore.







    * I knew I was done with managing interpersonal conflict with the kids.







    * I was tired of being harangued by kids wanting something.







    * I was tired of forcing kids to homeschool.









    What I didn’t understand was that a very large part of WHY I was dealing with that was because I didn’t have a sense of myself, and had no idea I was supposed to factor in my own needs alongside my homeschool mama role.







    Maybe, in theory, you could have asked me then what I did for myself.









    * And I would have answered that I went to Starbucks every Wednesday evening for a pumpkin spice latte and a scone and wrote my heart out.







    * I’d write about why I loved homeschooling.







    * And I’d write why I didn’t.







    * I wrote about how kid interactions were exhausting me, what wasn’t working and how I wish it were different.







    * But also how it was better than the school lifestyle.









    But this act of regular Starbucksing was keeping my head above water.







    Surviving. Not thriving.







    How does Brene Brown’s Atlas of the Heart influence my homeschool and what can we learn from her latest offering as homeschool mamas?

















    Download your Big Emotions Audit



















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    The first thing I’ve learned…

















     To form meaningful connections with others, we must first connect with ourselves, but to do either, we must first establish a common understanding of the language of emotion and human experience. 

    ― Brené Brown, Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience















    This is the heart of self-compassion. And the heart of knowing how to connect and relate to others.







    We need to know what we actually feel.







    We can spend our lives disconnected from what we really feel but still instincti...

    • 36 min
    Homeschool Help Podcast for Your (Real) Homeschool Mom Life

    Homeschool Help Podcast for Your (Real) Homeschool Mom Life

    If you need help, homeschool mom, Season #5 of the Homeschool Mama Self-Care Podcast, is dedicated to you.







    This introductory episode explores how authorial influencers can help us show up authentically, confidently, and purposefully.







    The homeschool help podcast for the homeschool mom is for moms who want to address the most important thing: themselves. Encouraging you to nurture the nurture, you.







    Because who you are, how you frame your life, understand your purpose, and how you address your challenges, deeply influence your homeschool kids.







    So Season #5 of the Homeschool Mama Self-Care Podcast will help you learn more about yourself!

















    Get the Big Emotions Audit to address the challenges inside you!





































    In this episode, I introduce Season #5 of this homeschool help podcast for the homeschool mama.







    As we anticipate the 2023 new year, we can reenvision our lives so we can align our intentions towards a more purposeful life AND even allow our griefs and losses to integrate to become more than we ever imagined we could be.

















    “The question is not how to survive, but how to thrive, with passion, compassion, humour and style.”

    Maya Angelou















    I can’t script the reality of your life, and the challenges you might face in your home or the world in 2023, but if I could, I wouldn’t give you challenges.







    Oh, I know, we learn from challenges, we are strengthened through challenges, and we are equipped to help others when we have our challenges.







    But I’d still delete them from your life.







    Since I can’t do that, I’ll help you create strategies instead.







    You can access your 5 strategies to revise your vision when you join the 5-Day Homeschool Mama Vision Challenge.







    The five strategies…









    * Do you Know Your Why?







    * Have you Found Your Vision?







    * Do you Know Yourself?







    * Can you Build on the Charms?







    * And are you willing to Accept the Challenges?









    Join me to ReEnvision your 2023 Homeschool & Life in a group coaching intensive.

















    Learn more about the ReEnvision your 2023 Homeschool & Life



















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    • 31 min
    Join the 2023 Homeschool Challenge for Clarity, Confidence & Vision

    Join the 2023 Homeschool Challenge for Clarity, Confidence & Vision

    As we’re anticipating the 2023 new year, we can reenvision our homeschools so we can enjoy more clarity, confidence, and vision.







    For that reason, you can access your 5 strategies to revise your homeschool vision when you join the 5-Day Homeschool Mama Vision Challenge.







    In this challenge, you’ll receive 5 days of strategies in your email inbox…







    So join the 2023 Homeschool Vision Challenge for you:









    * to encourage you to show up on purpose in your homeschools







    * align your actual daily activities with your homeschool vision







    * to tackle your real homeschool challenges







    * address your real homeschooled kids







    * & to acknowledge your homeschool mama in your homeschool, you!



















    A 5 Day Homeschool Mama Challenge to enable your vision, clarity, and purpose in your 2023 Homeschool.

    Teresa Wiedrick, author of Homeschool Mama Self-Care: Nurturing the Nurturer

















    Join the 5 Day Homeschool Mama Vision Challenge

































    “The question is not how to survive, but how to thrive, with passion, compassion, humour and style.”

    Maya Angelou















    Specifically, the five strategies in the homeschool challenge…







    (But you’ll get so much more clarity when you join the challenge)…







    Firstly, do you Know Your Why?









    * Most importantly, what are your homeschool goals?







    * Why you homeschool affects how you homeschool.







    * Live your homeschool life on purpose.







    * Facilitate your kids’ purpose.









    Secondly, have you found your vision?









    * Have a vision.







    * If it’s required, change your vision.







    * Recognize your child’s vision.







    * Adjust your vision again.









    Thirdly, do you know yourself?









    * What’s your unique purpose?







    * Who are you anyway?







    * Sometimes you have to unschool yourself.







    * Lastly, find fun, alone time, and learning for you (you get a seat at the table too).









    Fourthly, can you build on the charms?









    * What can you contribute?







    * Observe your children.







    * Make a declaration.







    * Recognize your freedoms.









    Fifthly, are you willing to accept the challenges?

    • 6 min
    Homeschool Podcast for the Overwhelmed Homeschool Mom

    Homeschool Podcast for the Overwhelmed Homeschool Mom

    If you’re an overwhelmed homeschooler, Season #4 of the Homeschool Mama Self-Care Podcast, is dedicated to you.







    This is the final episode in this homeschool podcast series dedicated to overwhelmed homeschool mamas.







    The homeschool podcast for the overwhelmed homeschool mom is for you if you’d like your homeschool to be more satisfying, you’d like to have tools to address your challenges, and you’d like to show up on purpose in your homeschool.

















    Get the Overwhelm Assessment































    In this episode, I offer you a recap of ideas and perspectives to address your homeschool overwhelm.







    Overwhelm might represent many things.







    Often it suggests that we’re not clear on WHAT we’re challenged by.







    Perhaps there are too many things to do, expectations so unrealistic we could never meet them, and an inability to stay present to enjoy the homeschool charms as they are, mess and all.







    But it also might mean…









    * you don’t know how to address your big emotions,







    * you haven’t signed up for a growth mindset,







    * you have unrealistic expectations,







    * you don’t understand yourself (or your homeschool family members),







    * you assume you should always be able to do more,







    * you haven’t nurtured self-care strategies,







    * or you don’t have a homeschool community to support you.









    This homeschool podcast is for the overwhelmed homeschool mom and we’re going to address all that.

















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    This is what you’ll hear on Season #4 of the Homeschool Mama Self-Care Podcast…







    Introducing the Podcast for the Overwhelmed Homeschool Mama.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

PatFenner ,

A supportive mentor <3

Teresa has the calm assurance of one who’s walking her talk, and eager to share and encourage. I homeschooled for many years and would have LOVED having her in my “posse” for some of them! She doesn’t have or claim to have all the answers, but she will sure help you find what works for YOUR family! A must-listen for homeschool momma’s who need support and inspiration!

sjnewspaperphile ,

Where was Teresa al these years?

I’m new to homeschooling, but not new to parenting and boy oh boy, could I have used daily doses of Teresa years ago. I love the focus of self care for mamas, because in caring for ourselves we receive love (through caring for ourselves, asking for help, saying no, setting boundaries—you’ll have to listen to Teresa and read her book to get the full list) and in return, we can give more love to those around us. Happy mom happy family! Thank you Teresa for putting out some Derik content. You are a blessing to your listening mamas and their families.

Gabe from Red Hot ,

Makes homeschooling simple!!

Teresa is so great at calming my nerves and keeping the homeschool atmosphere simple. I love how she brings it back to us mamas needing to refuel and recharge so we have more to give our kids throughout the day! This is a great listen!!

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