Being a homeschool mom is just one more thing that builds up, and one more thing that you are trying to juggle every day. Some days everything just builds up and you’re like a dam about to burst, or that has in my case. It is not easy to juggle as a homeschool mom because we have a lot going on.
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How to Juggle as A Homeschool Mom
Momma, we cannot juggle everything. We put a lot of pressure on ourselves to do everything. Society puts a lot of pressure on women to get everything done and to do everything ourselves.
This is something we need to stop doing and start saying no.
No we cannot do it all, and it is ok to ask for help. In fact, it’s time for your children to get chores. Have them helping you out.
3 Tips to Juggling Momma
Do not take on more than you can handle. Sometimes, even though you don’t want to, you really just need to say no to whatever it is that is being asked of you, no matter who is asking.
I can scream it from the rooftops, but this is just as important as saying no to too much. Do you. Take a walk. Get a massage. Go take a bath. Take time for yourself. Do whatever it takes to care of yourself.
I do my nails, I feel better, more like myself when I have my nails done. I am a digging in the garden, cleaning out chicken coops Momma, but I still like nice nails.
Paper or digital, find a planner that works for you and stick with it. Make time, schedule it in, to plan ahead, even if it is only a day or a week ahead. I plan a week ahead at a time, each Sunday night I decorate my Happy Planner and plan my week ahead.
Knowing what your days look like gives you the chance to see what is important and what you can say no to, and what you can let go of.
Stick to the basics.
This doesn’t have to be forever, but until you get your balance, find your routine, and stick to the basics of what you need to cover in your homeschool lessons.
When things are unbalanced or out of whack, we go back to math, reading and writing, before trying to add other things in.