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Wellness & Schooling

April 25, 2018

Do you include emotional wellness in your homeschool? Do you want to? It's an excellent opportunity to teach our children (and heck, maybe ourselves) how to navigate their hearts and minds through this big world in a healthy way! 

Knowing about skills like kindness, gratitude and resiliency are one thing, identifying them and applying them are a whole different ballgame. Creating the ability to more naturally use these skills in real life can create more contentment and happiness in our children as they grow into adults. 

Here in Northern Virginia, it's state gymnastics meet week for my daughter. It's full of places to be, skills to showcase, teammate responsibility and fun! With this comes navigation of plenty of feelings for my daughter, as well as myself and our family. Whether you do gymnastics, soccer, dance, chess club, or you're just doing life, being mindful of the life skills mentioned above will help us change the feel of our day. If we are mindful, we...

April 8, 2018

How do you check in on your family wellness? I talk to my students all the time about checking in on their own wellness, but what about the family as a whole? As with our own personal wellness, family wellness takes a little effort and a little practice. It's not rocket science, but it takes a little mindfulness. 

During this time of year, I am usually busy evaluating how the school year has gone so far and what we might be committing to next year. I am already looking at curriculum and any ideas for new creative classes that my daughter might be interested in. The gymnastics season is wrapping up in a few weeks & we are planning our summer. We just found out we will be staying put for another year, which also means a list of new things to accomplish in the home this year. If this sounds anything like you at all, it's likely you get caught up in the hustle and forget to do a real check in on your family wellness. 

Be mindful of family wellness this week and make the choice...

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