Mia Mattsson Mercer

Children and Animal Warrior

Tag Archives: homeschooling

You are the Boss of your Feelings

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Jealousy is one of the most damaging feelings we can allow us to happen.

As it actually hurts yourself, the same way it hurts the target.

Early on in my children’s life, I started to talk to them about jealousy. About “good” jealousy and “bad” jealousy. Either it could inspire them, or destroy them.

One advice I kept telling them — and it’s a good reminder to all of us– is to practice the (Buddhist) question that asks, “Can you be happy for their (the person you are jealous of) success?

When you are noticing your jealous feelings. Stop! Take a breath, and simply ask this question. Chose kindness.

That’s Amore!

Photo credit black and white picture, Kathrin Gralla

Mission Together

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Since my children were born they have together with me gone on different missions.
When Olivia was only 3 months old, she and I went to a children hospital with 30 teddy bears!
When Max was 4 months old he went together with me and Olivia to an Italian Orphan home with donations.

Last Wednesday, we went on a new mission, I don't know how many hundreds missions we have been on already. I find it very important to involve my children, not only is it wonderful to be a rescue team. But it's also very nourishing for our souls.

To meet other people, children and animals that need some kind of help. Meeting others that are working with any kind of rescuing. And to see different environments, to understand that we all live differently.

I am incredibly proud over both my children, Max and Olivia!

They are in charge of two puppies traveling from Italy up to our home in Germany. And this Thursday are their new family from Sweden driving down to pick up the puppies for adoption!

That's Amore!

Ps. After a mission we always make something fun together. Like taking a wonderful dip in the pool.

Warm Sunny Weather

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South Germany finally got a very warm beautiful day today. Even my son gave my momma heart som hick ups climbing in the tree. –even if I am proud over him —

We had our homeschooling co-op today, and it is always wonderful to meet other homeschooling parents and their children. And of course, the teachers.

Today Olivia and Max had Geography, English literature and Art. (my son had one class extra learning about different plants ) Its an amazing group of people that we love to meet.

 

 

 

Team Family work

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Writing is a big passion in my life. However lately, it hasn’t been much of writing due to many different reasons.

Stay home mom

Homeschooling

Moving

Working with Rescue dogs

Severe Lyme disease 2011-2015

Due to the above reasons I kept writing my columns, since I was afraid of letting that go, I would become insane with the pain, brain fog and loneliness. It has been a challenge, that I have overcome by myself (after finally finding the right treatment)

On the outside, I tried to sound like I had everything under control. Why wouldn’t I?

Who would want to read about pain and misery?

And most important, I didn’t allow losing myself into complete darkness. Since I knew I was only a step away, from giving up.

My two fantastic children, I owe so much to them.  We are now starting our freelance writing. Exited!

Olivia is making research, and Max is going to take pictures.

Together, we will be team working, finding inspiring people and animals. And who could have guessed, one story will actually be published in a magazine this upcoming spring/summer. Stay with us.

One step at the time!

Importan How your Day Starts

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Morning Glory for all of us. When Animals wake up they take their little time before going out greeting their new day. Stretching and many times they “only sit” still for a moment or two.

Many of us adults start with meditation or yoga, or a cup of coffee in the quietness.

Homeschooling children is a wonderful (right now for us) happening in our life. I try to start a couple of days in the week with some thoughtful words for them to carry with them during the days.

This morning we read this together. I print it out and hang it on our billboard as a reminder.

Inspirational Book Reading Gives (Always) Nutrition to the Children’s Soul

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Mia är tillbaka som krönikör för Nära! Vi är så glada för detta och hälsar henne varmt välkommen tillbaka!❤ I sin första krönika för i år tar hon upp hur viktigt det är att barn inspireras och känner en passion för det de läser.

Mia is back as a columnist for Nara! We are so happy for this and wishing her warmly back! In her first column this year is she brining up how important it is for children to be inspired and feel a passion for what they are reading.

Tack fina Team Nara Jag vill passa pa att tacka min fd redaktör Linda Nellfors en underbart duktig tjej med ett stort tålamod och hjärta. Min forsta krönika for i ar och ett nytt samarbete med en ny fin redaktör Emma. Det känns toppen
Kronikan, Inspirerande läsning ger (alltid) näring till barnens sjal hoppas jag att ni läsare finner inspirerande. Har ni några frågor eller funderingar sa längtar jag att fa svara pa dem.
Dela gärna och inspirera vidare.
That’s Amore!

Thank you beautiful Team Nara. I want to take the opportunity to thank my former editor Linda Nelfors, an amazing talent girl, with a lot of patience and a big heart. My first column for 2017 am I having a new great talented editor Emma. It feels great!

Please share my message in the column to family, friends, moms and dads. Lets inspire!

That’s Amore!

READ MY COLUMN HERE

Children’s Knowledge

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A curious child is a teachers delight.