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The Chronicles of the Alchemist Mama

Updated: Feb 18

Navigating Herbalism, Homeschooling, and Single Motherhood with a Splash of Humor to keep my sanity.......

Greetings, fellow adventurers of the magikal and mundane! Today, we delve into the whirlwind world of Tara, affectionately known as Sweet T, aka the Alchemist mama — a fearless self-taught herbalist, homeschooling aficionado, horticulturist, and single mother extraordinaire-depending upon the day. Buckle up for a wild ride through potions, mathematical algorithms, dirt and grime, and the occasional sourdough starter flung across the room.

enjoying the moment of motherhood

Picture this: a kitchen transformed into a makeshift laboratory, where jars of herbs mingle with textbooks and science experiments gone awry. In the eye of this delightful storm I stand, donning an apron adorned with splashes of herbal wisdom and the faint remnants of yesterday's cooking adventures which have become unidentifiable. With a twinkle in my eye and a wand... okay, maybe just a spatula, I concoct potions to ward off colds, soothe frazzled nerves, and occasionally turn avocado into something resembling dessert. Avocado pudding anyone!?

But wait, there's more! Amidst the bubbling cauldrons (Yes, I have one!), of herbal remedies and the stacks of unused workbooks threatening to topple over at any moment, I, the alchemist mama, am also the mastermind behind an epic homeschooling adventure of an all-boy brigade. From decoding Minecraft lingo to deciphering the mysteries of ancient civilizations, I am the captain of a ship sailing through uncharted academic waters with a crew that's equal parts eager learners (not!) and expert procrastinators (Fact!).

Now, add a dash of single motherhood to the mix, and you've got a recipe for chaos that would make even the most seasoned alchemist break out in a cold sweat. From managing bedtime battles to playing referee in the never-ending saga of sibling rivalries, Sweet T, aka the Alchemist Mama, is a one-woman show juggling a million roles with grace, grit, and the occasional meltdown (both hers and the kids') with as much grace as I'm able to muster.

Boys playing in dirt
Best little seedlings ever!

But amidst the chaos and craziness, there's a thread of humor that runs through my daily adventures—a reminder that laughter truly is the best medicine, especially when mixed with a healthy dose of herbal remedies and the occasional impromptu dance party out in the wilderness.

So, dear readers and fellow alchemists, join me on this wild and insanely wacky journey through the ups and downs of alchemy, homeschooling, and single motherhood with me, Tara at the helm. Because when life hands you herbs, homework, and a house full of boys, the only thing to do is laugh—and maybe brew up a potion or two while you're at it. I am looking forward to sharing my journey, both ups and downs with you!

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