As a homeschool mom, you spend a lot of time pouring into your family. But it’s important to take some time for yourself, too. That’s where a retreat comes in.
Whether you’re looking to connect with other moms, learn something new, or simply recharge your batteries, there’s a retreat out there that’s perfect for you.
Here are 5 popular retreats for homeschool moms you can fly to or enjoy in the comfort of your home:
(These popular retreats for homeschool moms are presently available in 2023).
- MomHeart Retreats: These retreats, hosted by Sally Clarkson, focus on encouraging and equipping moms to raise their children with a heart for God.
- Teach Them Diligently: This nationwide conference offers workshops and resources for homeschooling families, as well as a special track just for moms.
- Wild + Free Mother-Daughter Retreat: This community of homeschooling moms hosts regional and national retreats focused on nature-based learning and intentional parenting.
- Radiant Mom’s Retreat: The retreat for homeschool moms who use the Classical Conversations curriculum.
- The Virtual Homeschool Mama Retreat: …so you can get away, take a breather, assess how you’re showing up & enable more satisfaction in your homeschool life.
No matter which retreat you choose, taking time to invest in yourself will benefit both you and your family. So go ahead and plan that getaway – you deserve it!
Homeschooling can be a demanding job that requires a lot of energy and commitment from mothers.
It can be challenging to find time to recharge and take a break when there’s always something that needs to be done. That’s why virtual retreats are an excellent option for homeschool moms to find renewal and rest. (Or any of the popular retreats for homeschool moms might serve you;)
Homeschooling can be an incredibly rewarding experience for both parents and children, but it can also be exhausting and overwhelming.
With the constant demands of engaging learning opportunities and lessons, ubering back and forth to the library, youth events, and general mothering tasks, homeschool moms often find themselves in need of a break.
While traditional retreats may not always be feasible, virtual retreats provide an excellent opportunity for homeschool moms to find renewal and rest from the comfort of their own homes.
If you’re considering a virtual retreat, consider these steps:
Step 1: Set a Date and Time
The first step in planning a virtual retreat is to set a date and time that works best for you. Consider the time of day when you feel most refreshed and energized. Choose a day when your partner or another caregiver can look after your children while you take part in the retreat. Once you have set the date and time, make sure to block it off on your calendar and commit to it.
Step 2: Choose a Theme
The theme of your virtual retreat should reflect the kind of rest and renewal you need. Some popular themes for homeschool moms include self-care, mindfulness, and spiritual growth. Once you have chosen a theme, you can plan activities, discussions, and exercises that align with it. This will help you stay focused and make the most of your retreat.
A theme can add depth and focus to a virtual retreat. It can also help homeschool moms explore a specific area of interest or challenge.
Some popular themes for homeschool retreats include:
- Release Unhelpful Mindsets in your Homeschool (& Life)
- Renew your Homeschool (& Life) Vision
- Recognize (& Plan For) Your Big Emotions
- Reimagine How you Want to Show Up in your Homeschool (& Life)
Step 3: Create an Agenda
One of the most important aspects of any retreat is setting the scene. A virtual retreat can be just as effective as an in-person retreat when the environment is intentionally crafted to promote relaxation and renewal. To set the scene for a virtual retreat, homeschool moms should create a dedicated space in their homes where they can escape from their usual routines and responsibilities. This space should be free from distractions and should be equipped with everything they need to relax and recharge.
When creating an agenda for a virtual retreat, homeschool moms should consider the following:
- Schedule breaks: It’s important to schedule regular breaks throughout the day to allow time for rest and relaxation.
- Include self-care activities: Self-care activities like meditation, yoga, or a massage can help homeschool moms recharge and refocus.
- Incorporate reflective exercises: Reflection is a powerful tool for personal growth and can help homeschool moms gain clarity and perspective on their homeschooling journey.
- Plan social time: Virtual retreats don’t have to be isolating. Scheduling time for socializing with other homeschool moms can help create a sense of community and support. If you’re part of a group Homeschool Mama Retreat, you can meet other homeschool mamas from around the world in Pods.
- Make growth your goal.
Step 4: Setting the Scene
Start by making a list of the things you will need during the retreat…
- a comfortable chair,
- good internet connection,
- a notebook, and pens,
- a cozy blanket and a cup of tea.
Also, ensure that you have downloaded any necessary software or apps for the retreat.
You might also want to inform your family and friends about the retreat, so they know not to disturb you during the sessions. (ps you definitely will!)
But they’ll probably already know because you’ll have asked them to look after the kids;)
Step 5: Plan to get the Most out of your Virtual Retreat
In one word? Journal.
- Find a journal and a pen and write anything that either triggers you as you listen to the modules.
- Choose a journal to focus your time:
- Record anything you want to explore in the LIVE discussions.
- Write tools and strategies that you want to try.
- Explore the feelings you experience as you walk through this retreat.
- Plan at least ten minutes post-module to journal all of this.
In two words? Journal & Show up to the LIVE coaching sessions prepared.
Okay, that’s more than two words. Eight words, to be precise.
A retreat is here to serve you, homeschool mama, so how might a retreat serve you now?
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