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homeschool mama self-care

Me getting a facial. That is a homeschool mama self-care practice. (That I’ve only ever practiced once.)

I’m writing a book! Well another book. I am a solid 20,000 words into the topic of homeschool mama self-care.

Do you remember this post?

https://wordpress.com/post/capturingthecharmedlife.com/12377

This post, and a theme of other posts, have spurred me on to consider that the base requirement for a happy household are the members inside it.

Mama, the primary homeschool supervisor, making all that happen in the home definitely needs some self-care.

I have my ten years of homeschooling with plenty of stories. But I want to learn from you!

What do you think are the most important aspects of homeschool mama self-care?
(And please let me know how many kids and how many homeschooling years you have under your roof and your belt.)

Thank you!

6 thoughts on “homeschool mama self-care

  1. I think the most important thing we can do to take care of ourselves is to cultivate a life of prayer — daily spending private time with the Lord in conversational prayer, worship, and communing with Him over His Word.

    (BTW — The link in the middle of your post does not seem to be working. It takes me to a page in WordPress which invites me to write a post for one of my own blogs.)

    Blessings!
    Lee Ann

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      • Well, I have found that without spending that alone-time with the Lord that I can become easily overwhelmed and stressed out. In fact, it was in a moment of extreme overwhelm some years ago, that I took a few minutes to express to the Lord how on the edge I was. He quietly responded, “If you’ll just put your eyes on Me, all the stress will fall off.” As I focused on doing what He said, I felt His peace roll in, and what had seemed so big suddenly looked much more manageable.

        it’s not that the busyness is any less; we’re just able to handle it better when we keep Jesus at the forefront of our hearts and minds. He has ways of making things go smoother when our priorities are right.

        I’m actually a retired homeschool mama. My children are grown. Now I’m in the “senior citizen” phase, still there for our kids, caring for my elderly mother, and mentoring younger women inside and outside the homeschool community. I’m also an author and speaker, so life is busy!

        But I believe that whatever phase of life we’re in, we are just happier, more peaceful people when we keep that continuous connection with the Lord. Thank you for asking! 🙂

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  2. This may sound tongue in cheek but it’s in all seriousness. Although good self-care should go a long way toward preventing burn-out, good self-care means knowing when to stop. Knowing when continuing to home-schooling would undermine not just your wellbeing but your relationship with your children and your ability to parent them and mentor them. Knowing when homeschooling is no longer blessing your family. Good self-care means knowing there are always other educational options and that homeschooling shouldn’t be a do or die venture.
    This may not be what you’re after but I think it’s an important part of the discussion.
    PS The link to your earlier post won’t open for me.

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