Homeschool mom friend, if you are struggling, please know that you are not alone. I’ve been there. I’ve wanted to quit. I’ve felt like a failure. I’ve needed a reset and a refresh. And that is exactly what you’ll find in the blog posts in this list. So grab your coffee, take a deep breath and join me in soaking in all the encouragement for a successful homeschool!
Since when is being a stay-at-home mom not being mom enough? Why is there the constant pressure to be doing all-of-the-things instead of the most important thing? Why am I called to be a homeschool mom?
I sent my husband a text today. It said, “I’m signing them up for public school!!” Oh yes, I went there. I was so fed up. I was done parenting. Shoot, I was done adulting! I felt like a homeschool mom failure.
There’s a stigma out there that homeschool moms can do it all. We teach our kids. We have all the patience in the world. We keep our houses tidy. We always have a gourmet meal on the table. But, the truth is, being a homeschool mom doesn’t mean I have to be Super Mom.
Have you tried momming on an empty cup? You know, when you’re so exhausted but you still do all.of.the.things? It’s okay to say NO!
I am super guilty of not getting the self care that I need. I always see pictures of women who spend the day at the spa, go out for pedicures, or even spend a weekend away from home. These are all great ways of getting self care, but they’re not for me. Self care doesn’t have to be expensive, or even have anything to do with pampering your body. I’m not one for mud masks and bath soaks. I don’t like spending money at the spa. So, how do you get self care as a homeschool mom?
Having homeschooled for over seven years now, I feel like I have a pretty good idea of my very favorite items to make homeschooling easier on me. I’ve compiled them all together for you so that you can have all of my must haves in one place. Here are my top 10 supplies every homeschool mom needs in her life.
Encouragement for a Successful Homeschool
I hope you are finding yourself encouraged and energized. There are so many fantastic resources available to us. For more encouragement for a successful homeschool, join my online homeschool community!