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WHAT I WISHED I HAD IN MY HOMESCHOOL

Posted by Donna Vail on December 16, 2016  /   Posted in Academics, Donna Recommends, Learn More

WHAT I WISHED I HAD IN MY HOMESCHOOL

When I had a houseful of littles, homeschooling, and living on a farm; I wished for just one day to myself when I could rest, catch up on housework or pressing projects, read a book or simply enjoy just a little pause in all there was to do.

All through the years, we lived far away from family help and once you have four or more children, finding a babysitter gets real challenging. It was much different in those days, not as many options as we have today but we always had great communities for activities, events, and friendships, we just did what we had to, taking care of the everyday. Actually, I feel like homeschooling helped enrich our living and made it more doable, especially all the years my husband traveled and worked long hours.

Now, my older children help me with youngers and I get out of the house on my own more often, including some solo business trips. Now I can take time to read or knit with more flexibility than the pressing needs of littles. Even though I wasn’t able to find a solution to get a full day off for us years ago, now, in collaboration with the Ananda Yoga Center of Dallas, we’re giving parent’s a day off, just like we wished we had. It’s such an honor to work with a team to provide not only children but the whole family with what they need.

This Winter/Spring 2017 semester, on Mondays, at the Living Wisdom Learning Center at the Ananda Yoga Center of Dallas, we are offering classes for children that allow parents to have a day off.  That all semester on Mondays!

When you enroll your children, we’re giving you an opening in your schedule that allows you time to yourself while knowing your children are well taken care of and thriving. You deserve a reprieve in your schedule, time off, a little break because after all, parenting and homeschooling your children is 24/7.

We know how much you put of yourself into everything you do. Now this is your time, all for you. Imagine having Monday’s to yourself.

WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

Those very things you always mention when you say, “If I had time to myself I would…take a nap all day, read a good book, take a bubble bath uninterrupted, focus on that project that’s been waiting, have lunch with my sweetheart or best friend, or just catch my breath.”

Choose what works best for you; all day, mornings only or afternoon’s only. Finish off your day by joining us for our closing Music Meditation: Tuning Up Brain and Body that’s for the whole family.

Early bird registration ends December 16th. Regular registration open until January 9th. Find out more details and reserve your spot today! [click here]

The Living Wisdom Team looks forward to a fabulous and inspiring semester with you and your family. I can’t wait to see you there!

Love and peace,

 

 

 

Donna

PS. If you’re busy with the holidays, don’t forget, this would be a perfect gift for the whole family; kids learning, mama free time!! All mama’s dream about “just a day off” or “just a weekend away to sleep” or “help covering other subjects.”

LOCAL CLASSES: LIVING WISDOM HOMESCHOOL CENTER

Posted by Donna Vail on August 20, 2016  /   Posted in Academics, Donna Recommends, Learn More

Local Classes: Living Wisdom Homeschool Center

You’re not meant to do it all or homeschool your children alone. Even when I began homeschooling in 1995, while it was still underground and socially unacceptable, there was a small group of homeschoolers I found to help me with my own homeschool. Fortunately, over the years, more resources and opportunities have come available. It’s very important to be connected to others and received the guidance you need to provide the education you truly desire for your children.

Over the years through my own deep dive studies, taking specialized training, and receiving the guidance of mentors, I have a specific vision, beliefs, and method for educating a child as a whole. It honors the child in living his natural born life purpose as well as the family as a whole. Recently, I’ve had the great honor to meet the people who share like education and living philosophies, so we’ve connected to create something especially wonderful in the Dallas/Fort Worth area; Living Wisdom Homeschool Center.

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What Your Homeschool Needs

Posted by Donna Vail on August 29, 2012  /   Posted in Donna Recommends, Learn More

What do you need to create a better and more successful homeschool experience?

Homeschooling today in 2012 is much different than when we began in 1995. My husband and I only had two children back then and we were open to infinite possibilities. It’s been an incredible journey and continues to this day with our now six children along with an ever growing community of fellow homeschoolers. The good news is that establishing a home education system today is by far easier than when we started. With my now nearly 20 years of home education experience, I can help you avoid the many hurdles and pitfalls that plague new homeschoolers today.

Homeschooling is the fastest growing form of education in the country with this type of unprecedented growth challenges are always close behind. This is why I want to hear from you. Help me help you!  So that I can serve you better, I need to know what type of challenges you are facing.  To get started, I’ve created a quick 4 question survey.

Can you click on the link shown below and take this quick survey?

Click here to take survey

I’m here for you, so that you can be as successful as possible in your every day living and learning.

Thank you for your time!

Peace and love,

Donna Vail


About Donna Vail

Donna Vail is an education-parenting specialist, coach, mompreneur, homeschooling mother of six children, author and founder of An Inspired Education. She helps families create a lifestyle of true freedom by balancing education, work and life through self-education, entrepreneurship and inspiration. She is a highly sought after consultant for her successful guidance and resources that enable parents to let go of traditional parenting and education models, creating a lifestyle of learning where the whole family flourishes. You can find more of her resources at http://www.donnavailinternational.com

FREE Home Education and Parenting Tele-series

Posted by Donna Vail on July 23, 2012  /   Posted in Donna Recommends, Events, Learn More

In the years I have been homeschooling my children and helping other families homeschool their own, I have recognized a shift happening all across the world. I’m sure you have seen and are feeling it too. Old education systems are no longer working and more parents than ever before are realizing they need to step in and ensure their children are getting an excellent education that will be sustainable into their children’s quick changing future. Many parents are choosing homeschooling and you may already be homeschooling or perhaps considering it as an option for your children.

Today we are faced with a completely different problem than when I began homeschooling. When I first started it was hard to find information, materials and other homeschoolers.  Now parents are faced with the overwhelm of too much information to sift through and your child’s education is nothing to experiment with, not to mention the extensive time involved. That’s why I’ve decided to share what I’ve learned over the years to make it easier for you and your family. My six children are ages 4 to 21; so I’ve got early reading all the way to finishing out college and everything in between happening in my own family in addition to all the families I help through my private coaching programs and Mentor Mastery Inner Circle.

I’m offering a FREE Home Education and Parenting Tele-series where you can Discover How Your Children Learn More through Self-Education as You Mentor Instead of Teach.

You can register now at http://www.donnavailinternational.com/thursdaycall

 

During this content filled live tele-series you will learn how:

  • To mentor your children instead of teaching
  • Your children can learn more through self-education
  • To create a schedule that works and covers household management
  • Three core subjects expand into all your children will need to know academically
  • To finally know you are covering everything your children need to know for their future
  • To let go of the need to do it all and hush the fear of failure once and for all
  • You can kiss burnout goodbye once and for all and enjoy your children each and every day

We will have a limited number of lines open for this tele-series so be sure to register now.

http://www.donnavailinternational.com/thursdaycall

Once you register you will be able to send me your questions about home education and receive all the dial in details. You will definitely want to be on this live tele-series starting Thursday, July 26th at 5pm PT/ 7pm CST/ 8pm ET.

See you on the call.

 

Peace and love,

Donna Vail

Education and Parenting Specialist and Coach

Founder, An Inspired Education

 

 

About Donna Vail

Donna Vail is an education-parenting specialist, coach, mompreneur, homeschooling mother of six children, author and founder of An Inspired Education. She helps families create a lifestyle of true freedom by balancing education, work and life through self-education, entrepreneurship and inspiration. She is a highly sought after consultant for her successful guidance and resources that enable parents to let go of traditional parenting and education models, creating a lifestyle of learning where the whole family flourishes. You can find more of her resources at http://www.donnavailinternational.com

 

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Homeschool Hotline Hour

Posted by Donna Vail on August 30, 2011  /   Posted in Ask Donna, Donna Recommends


Homeschool Hotline Hour

Hands-On Help for Homeschool Families

Are you beginning a new school year, re-starting studies after a summer break and would like support?

Are you just getting started with homeschooling and have questions?

It took me years learning the hard way when I was just starting in my homeschool. So much trial and error, taking months (if not years) and spending thousands of dollars figuring out what worked and what didn’t, what I needed and what I didn’t need. That was before Google so information wasn’t readily available. Now parents face the complete opposite problem, too much information to weed through to know whether or not you are giving your child the education that will support him throughout his life.

Now you can get all your questions answered. Know the way to homeschool your children to excellence and do it without creating a school in your home or a full-time job for Mom or Dad.

Due to the season of a new school year when most families are re-starting studies after a summer break or just getting started with homeschooling, I will be offering support on a weekly basis.

Beginning this Wednesday, August 31st through Wednesday, September 14th I will open a bridge line so you can call in with your homeschool questions. I will remain on the line between 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm CST (2:00pm – 3:00pm EST) so you can come and go as you like, getting answers to your most pressing questions.

Usually an open LIVE Q&A is available to the Mentor Mastery Inner Circle members only once a month but since many of you are busy getting studies ramped-up I know it can be helpful to have someone you can call and talk to. I sure would have loved to have someone I could have gotten answers from back in the days when I was trying to figure it out or when I ran into a block. I want to lift you up over the learning hurdles so you can get on with what you love to do.

 

 

This call series is ONLY for Inner Circle members. Not a member yet? Join now to access this call series with a full membership and receive all of the benefits that give you complete support as you homeschool, parent, work and live.


Learn more at http://www.donnavailinternational.com/inner-circle.html

Once you enroll in the Inner Circle you will receive all of the call in details. I’m so excited for you and your homeschool! I look forward to talking with you on Wednesdays and making this your best year ever.

 

Stay inspired!

Love and peace,

Donna

P.S. It’s not too late to invite your friends. They’ll get access to all three calls at no charge once they sign up!

 

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