Sometimes as busy homeschooling moms, we just need to take a break and de-stress! Consistently giving our all to our marriage, kids, homeschooling, and homemaking can leave us feeling overworked and depleted. Often we just keep “pushing through” in order to accomplish all we have to do, no matter how stressed out we get. And believe me, we all have those times where we’re stressed out with the crazy, busy life we have.
Kathie has learned over 31 years of homeschooling their 8 kids, that it’s OK to take a break to de-stress now and then! Really, it is.
Not only is it OK, but I think it’s also important! If you keep pushing yourself when you are in need of a break, you will lose your joy. Lose your joy and everyone suffers. You won’t enjoy your children or your homeschooling. Everything will seem overwhelming, and you probably won’t be the loving mom you’d like to be. (Yes, I’m speaking from experience!)
So instead, I have found a better solution! Take some time to actually de-stress as a homeschool mom.
Not sure how to do it? Scroll down for a printable to help give you just what you need!
5 Minute Devotions for the Homeschool MomGrace for the Homeschool MomMoments of Grace: Daily Reflections for the Homeschool MomSend Help . . . and Coffee!: A Shot of Encouragement for Homeschool MomsOne Hundred and One Devotions for Homeschool MomsPrayers for a Lifestyle of Learning: A 31-day Devotional for Homeschooling MomsNIV, Homeschool Mom’s Bible, Compact, Leathersoft, Teal: Daily Personal EncouragementJust for Today’s Homeschooling Mom: A whisper of encouragement when you need it mostDesperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe
Read these 10 ways and download the printable as a reminder. Print it and hang it up to remind yourself to de-stress today!
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for almost 20 years.. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!