“Teresa is the real deal! An experienced homeschool Mom who’s been there and can help others get out of overwhelm. Her ability to hold space for silence and difficult feelings makes her “no small talk” approach so effective. I trust her. Her retreat, resources and ask me anything meetings have served me tremendously. I’m so glad she’s in my corner!”--Carla
Oh my goodness Teresa, I just want to begin by saying I feel so seen. All of these topics have been swirling around in my mind, sort of all meshed together. I just signed up for a time slot and tried to narrow discussion points down (which feels impossible). They all resonate very much, and I’m so looking forward to connecting again. --Britt
"I am very thankful for the time you and I were able to spend together, Teresa. Thank you for asking the heart-probing questions and for giving me a calming perspective on our teenage kids. I appreciate the time and the effort you gave to our calls. The difficult questions asked during the sessions were some of the most useful. Teresa asked thought-provoking and provocative questions that helped me get to the root of the issues I was facing. I was not used to asking those questions of myself and I had to create the time and space to answer them. This proved a worthwhile use of time that helped uncover changes that needed to be made and false beliefs and negative attitudes I was holding onto. I also think Teresa's experiences that she shared were incredibly valuable. Her experiences served to help me have confidence in making changes." -- Renee
"In 2013, I found myself completely, utterly, depleted.
I had returned from my first mental health unit stay (I’m entirely serious) and was surrounded by 7 children, 4-17 who needed me. It was at THAT point that I realized how I desperately needed to care for myself as well as I care for my children. I didn’t know where they began, and I ended. (is that how that expression goes?)
Suffice to say, I had virtually no boundaries and in addition, had a very idealized version in my head of what my homeschool SHOULD look like. Let’s say I fell a bit short. So seven years later, I should have it all together, right? (Spoiler: I don’t!)
When I was offered a review copy of Teresa Wiedrick’s book, I jumped at it.
You see, for me anyway, I’ve found that self-care is something that must be constantly CHOSEN. And if you aren’t careful, complacency can sneak up behind you and kick your legs out from under you. I was not disappointed with this book.
First, the author is HILARIOUS! that might not seem to matter, but it really makes the book flow nicely, prevent boredom, and really feel like you got to know the author. She covers so much in this sizable book and covers so much from looking into the “Whys” of homeschooling, managing our many diverse emotions, and caring for our bodies, and minds, but also being mindful of things we might otherwise not notice.
The people in our lives who influence us, for example. She offers a plethora of ideas for having fun; alone and with kids alike. And she shared the value of community and of being organized.
Overall, I just think this book is fantastic and I think that any homeschool mom could benefit from it.”-- Belinda
“Teresa has been of tremendous value towards my growth in homeschooling and self-care. She is encouraging and supportive of all that I long to pursue. I’m so grateful that I have her to walk alongside me in this journey. She has been a tremendous source of encouragement for me when it comes to pursuing my dreams and creativity. She has supported me every step of the way. Her ideas on how to help me market and build my business have been accurate and helpful. During the times when I have been discouraged and wanted to give up, she has helped me renew my vision and elevate my excitement again. I would highly recommend Teresa if you are looking for someone to walk side-by-side with you in building your business. She knows from experience what works and will help you find your path!” --Holly
“I feel like you know me. You offered helpful suggestions to rejuvenate and equip any homeschool mom in whatever stage she might find herself in. "I enjoyed our candor and your laughter, your caring, and your insights. You have allowed the experiences that have challenged you to be the catalyst to helping others. This retreat is for anyone has who has lost sight of themselves in the midst of living a busy life and wants to refocus on what’s truly important. I hope all of your retreats bear fruit into deflated women like me, changing their defeat into delight once again, or for the first time. At our first session, I told you that I was looking for hope and the tools unpacked in this retreat have given me hope! I recommend this retreat for everyone. Your voice has a soothing quality. It has been a special time. Teresa is a gift with the best humour. I am so blown away by the care you take to really get to know who you are mentoring/talking with. It is so rare these days.”--Sheryl
"Teresa, you are a treasure trove of wisdom and good ideas and incredibly generous in your sharing. The healing that takes place in simply being heard is immense. Talking with you started to help me get centered in myself so that I could understand some of the programs that run in the background and make me who I am, and to see the anxieties that were getting in the way of me being fully present and open to what my daughter needs at this time, and gave me the conviction that taking care of myself is the first most important step of caring for my people/in homeschooling."--Michelle
“I knew I had boundary issues, I just wasn’t clear on when, why or how that began, and Teresa really held space to help me explore that. She listens deeply and asks the most poignant, reflective questions. Teresa is definitely a gifted space holder and quite unique in a way I’ve only experienced with a handful of people in my life. It’s been integral to unearth these insights and remember them when I am in the middle of a sort of boundary crisis or a situation that has the potential to cross my boundaries in a very unhealthy way. Anchors me and supports me in responding rather than immediately and unconsciously reacting.” -- Brittany
“When I decided to work with Teresa, I signed up for business coaching. But to be honest, I got some powerful and transformational life coaching! Teresa has a brilliant ability to get to the heart of the matter. I found myself both laughing and crying during our sessions as she asked me deep questions that helped to discover the root issues that had been blocking me from being successful in my business and in other areas of my life. In just a few months, I was able to see growth in my social media accounts, in my finances, and most importantly, in myself, as a single homeschooling mom and entrepreneur. Thank you so much, Teresa, for sharing your time and your talent, your experience and your expertise with me. I am eternally grateful to be able to call you my coach – and my friend.”-- Angela
“Let’s face it. Homeschooling is hard. And amazing. There is elation and devastation – all in the course of an average day. Teresa comes alongside to help you navigate your relationship with your homeschooling. Not to fix you, but to sufficiently assist you in detaching your identity from the activity so that, in fact, the activity is elevated to new heights.
Why homeschool coaching? Teresa helps you poke through your assumptions and inner narrative to help you parent and educate gently – not only for your children but for yourself. She matches your pace to co-create sustaining practices for life and the long haul.” -- Diane