Do you love homeschooling, but find yourself being very overwhelmed with it all? The good news is that you are not alone. A lot of homeschooling moms find themselves overwhelmed with this way of life because they’re trying to “do it all” in a sense. Dear homeschooling mama who is overwhelmed, this is for you!
5 Tips for Overwhelmed Homeschooling Moms
You don’t have to do it all
How many of us wake up thinking we have to do this, this, and this? I have news for you, you don’t have to do it all. We feel overwhelmed because we think we should save the world. Some days, your kid may just read a book and you need to be okay with that.
You can’t save the world
There may be some days you feel like super mom and that’s great. However, you’re a homeschooling mom trying to teach your kids math and science. You don’t have to figure out world hunger. Sometimes at the end of the day, it feels as though you deserve an award because you kept your kids alive!
Cut down the expectations you have
I can guarantee that when you cut down the expectations you have for yourself, you will start doing amazing things! When you feel overwhelmed, your anxiety starts to creep up and it makes you less productive. If you feel this way, imagine how your kids feel. An overwhelmed mama usually means an overwhelmed kiddo. Reduce the amount of homeschooling time you do each day – making it more manageable for everyone.
Take some time off
The world tells us to not take time off, but our kids tell us that they need the time off school. Taking time off from school allows you to invest in your children. Your kids are more than just little robots who need to learn. They need to explore and be cuddled by their mama from time to time. A day off for a lazy day or even a fun field trip won't hurt a thing!
Talk to a fellow homeschooling mama
If you’re feeling overwhelmed with the thought of homeschooling, you’re not alone. Talk to another mom and know there is someone else out there dealing with the same thing as you. Get out what is bothering you and speak about what’s on your heart.
You’re not a bad homeschooling mom because you’re overwhelmed. It just means you want the best for your kids. Remember that homeschooling is an adventure. It’s a journey that is unique to your own family.