Fitting in self-care can be tricky as a busy mom. We make all kinds of excuses about why we’re “fine” and how someone else needs us more at the moment. We don’t have time to fit in self-care. Or do we? Find out how you can fit self-care into your day without adding more to your plate with these 7 simple tips.
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.