The life of a homeschooling mom is hard, ladies; you know the struggle is real. It is important for us to set the tone for our home, to keep the squabbles to a minimum, help facilitate learning and all while being the CEO of a family and a home. This is not an easy task, and definitely not for the faint of heart. The gravity of it all can make any woman weary, especially if you have multiple children. Here are a few tried and true tips though, to help you start your homeschool day so your children don’t see you sweat. You can do this, and do it with such finesse that you leave everyone wondering how you accomplish so much in one single rotation of the earth.
Get up and at em.’
You cannot put yourself in the right frame of mind to conquer the day if you are the last one out of bed. It is impossible. You need to get up and have a bit of time for yourself before tackling the day and catering to others.
Talk to God.
I assume we all want to do this, but if we are honest, we may not do it as consistently as we think. God listens to us, he holds a special place for mothers as we are helping to grow and train soldiers for him, he hears us ladies, talk to him. Ask God to be with you through the day, keeping your patience to a maximum and your voice to a minimum.
If you don’t have time for a full on aerobic workout, simply stretch and maybe do some core strength training. Even just actively using 15 minutes to do something for your body will help throughout your entire day.
Have something hot to drink.
Coffee is always a homeschooling mom’s best friend, but if that isn’t for you, a cup of tea. Let it warm your hands as you relax for just a few moments, and bonus points if you get a chance to finish it before it is either cold or little feet start scampering through the house.
Connect with your spouse.
If he leaves for work early, a quick call or text to let him know that you were thinking of him first thing in the morning. If he is home with you, a moment to give him a kiss and let him know how important he is. Our marital relationship can play a big role in the tone of our home; let your morning start out right on all fronts.
If you use schedules for the kids, great, give them a quick glance. Organize your books for the day, make sure there are pencils sharpened, and make your To-Do list. Be sure that breakfast is in the works and there is paper in the printer, whatever you need to organize the day to go smoothly.
Every day can either be a blessing to a homeschooling mom, or it can be a struggle. Much of this begins with our attitude, let today be a fantastic day, don’t let them see you sweat.
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