I was totally exhausted. Constantly scrambling, I felt stretched too thin by the constant driving, dinners-on-the-go and managing a packed family schedule. My ears were buzzing with the sound of my internal dialogue of “what’s next?” How was I supposed to cram in all these activities, and homework, as well as a smidge of family time? My daughter was anxious and seemed to be withdrawing. I was crestfallen. Had it all been for nothing?
Fall, for many, signals a shift in our psyches, our bodies and our rhythms. As nature begins to ready itself for the coming winter, so too do we begin to quiet ourselves. All of these changes and hesitations towards change offer us deep lessons of the soul, if we choose to see the meaning in the seemingly mundane.
We all have different reasons for deciding to homeschool. For some moms, it’s what they grew up with. Others either had a bad experience in school themselves or with their own children. Still others have visions right from the beginning that they can do better than what’s available for education. This is our story.
Are you feeling disconnected and not sure how to reconnect with your child? Not sure what to say (or when to listen) to really relate to your kids? Wondering what your children are really stressed about during their day? Or do you need to reconnect after an angry outburst? You’re not alone and your children are likely feeling disconnected as well. Read on to find out how you can reconnect with your child meaningfully.
I woke up still feeling tired. I was coming down with a cold, and I’d spent all morning trying to get my 4-month-old baby to nap….. unsuccessfully. I was dragging my feet on this morning, not that that was a change from any other morning since our fourth had been born, but this morning seemed worse. I was a zombie in a mother’s body.