Introducing the Homeschool Mama Retreat

I was mouthing the words, “help me”, when the yellow schoolbus passed by…

Somewhere in my third year homeschooling, I was done.

In my heart, I was mouthing the words “help me” as the school bus drove by. I found myself reacting to kids’ squabbles or perpetually irritated that a child wouldn’t show interest in his studies, by saying, “If you don’t…then you’re getting on that bus Monday morning.”

I knew I didn’t actually want to research the local school’s telephone number, but I definitely didn’t know what else to do.

I was done.

I didn’t have time for me.

I didn’t feel good in my body.

I felt overwhelmed.

I was bored by yet another repeat of the same curriculum.

I did everything as perfectly as I could, but had this feeling it wasn’t good enough.

I wondered if I was doing right by my kids’ education.

Until I watched a Brene Brown TedX Talk and realized I didn’t even factor ME into my life. What did I need?

I learned I had to take care of ME to take care of my kids.

Alongside planning for your homeschool, you need to choose YOU too.

Whether you’ve been homeschooling for one month or twenty five years, you need to routinely practice taking care of you.

You’re not going to show up perfectly, authentically, ideally, exactly as you want to all the days of your life. That’s not a thing. You’re a human being with human needs, with human feelings, and with human challenges. And you are not going to do it right all the time. At the same time, you are growing and you want to do right by them and you want to show up with them in a way that really will belnefit them. That’s why you started homeschooling.

Teresa Wiedrick, creator of the Homeschool Mama Retreat

You can take a mini-retreat here: the Homeschool Mama Retreat.

Get more encouragement in the book: Homeschool Mama Self-Care: Nurturing the Nurturer

Homeschool Mama Self-Care: nurturing the nurturer

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