There is no doubt that Mom life is a busy life. Throw homeschooling into the mix and things can easily go from busy to overwhelming. Having your children home with you when most kids are off at school can make tackling that to-do list all the more challenging.
Not only do you take care of the home, do the laundry, prepare meals, and parent your kids all day, every day (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg), but you are also responsible to plan, prepare for and oversee their education. But what about taking care of YOU? Where does that fall on your list of priorities and tasks to complete?
I know, I KNOW!! I can imagine your immediate thought - I just don’t have TIME! I get it, I am right there with you momma! But as the popular mantra goes - you can’t fill others from an empty cup. And as cliche as that is, it is also very true.
I can’t count the number of times I’ve pushed myself past the breaking point. Honestly, I’m horrible about self-care. When I’m not doing things I am convinced I need to be doing, it gives me anxiety. I beat myself up for not getting enough done or not feeling the energy or motivation I think I should. But here’s the thing momma - I am the one placing those expectations on myself. I am the one that wants the house to be tidy and clean. I am the one that thinks if I’m not on top of every little thing, then I’m failing my family. But do you know what? My family doesn’t really care whether or not the house is clean (in fact their standards of cleanliness are much different than mine). My kids would much rather cuddle up on the sofa with me and watch a family movie, or play a game all together than have a tidy home. I would confidently bet that at least some of the standards you hold yourself up to are self-imposed as well.READ MORE