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Do you ever wish you could just flip a switch and all of your responsibilities would disappear? Me, too! Being an overwhelmed homeschool mom is not for the faint of heart, but it seems like we all get there, at one time or another.
Between chauffeuring to practices, figuring out what’s for dinner, planning homeschool lessons and trying to keep up with the laundry, it can seem impossible to juggle everything.
But the truth is, you don’t NEED to juggle it all! You’ve heard the term “Work smarter, not harder” and it’s so true! Instead of trying to reinvent the wheel, we just need to create new and healthy habits. LIttle steps towards time management can be a game-changer for busy moms.
3 Tips for Overwhelmed Homeschool Moms
Here’s the deal: When you’re stressed, the whole family can sense it. Kids may fight more, your husband feels pressured and you don’t even like yourself sometimes. Taking some time to organize your life and swap unhealthy habits with new ones is an invaluable idea. Today, I’m sharing just a few of my favorite (and simplest) tips to help make sure YOU get to spend your time doing what matters!
Get it together:
Figure out what’s stressing you out the most and tackle that area of your life first. Whether it’s money or meals, spend some time today trying to relieve some of the stress you’re feeling. Work hard to get as much of that one thing off of your plate. That could include meal planning, grocery shopping, freezer cooking or just organizing the pantry. Whatever it is, get it together and tackle your stress.
You don’t have to do anything fancy! I literally manage my whole life with a stack of Post-It notes. Each day, I write a to-do list on them. I use them to plan my homeschool each year. I write my dinner plans on Post It notes. One simple tool helps me feel like my whole life is organized! Find what works for you and roll with it!
Give Yourself Grace:
If your best friend told you she was exhausted and felt like a total failure, you certainly wouldn’t tell her to suck it up and tackle that messy kitchen she’s been avoiding. Instead, you’d show her grace. You would encourage her to take a breather and not be so hard on yourself. BE YOUR OWN BEST FRIEND!
You are a mom so you’re life will never be picture-perfect. In fact, you’ll be lucky if your life doesn’t look like a comic book. Being a mom isn’t about being perfect. It’s about loving and guiding little ones to be the best they can be. We’re teaching them by what we do, so let’s treat ourselves well, show grace and be realistic. No need to set ourselves up for failure!
This is JUST the tip of the iceberg!
I’ve shared all of my tips for the overwhelmed homeschool mom in my latest ebook,
From Chaos to Composed.
It’s full of easy-to-implement ideas that will whip your entire life into shape, from homeschooling to family time.