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I genuinely believe that homeschooling is one of the most important tasks that God has given me, and I am so grateful for the opportunity. However, I also want to be honest and say that some days (months, years) are hard! In the day-to-day grind, it is easy to forget that we do not “have” to homeschool, but instead, we are privileged to have the opportunity to homeschool.
One way to help combat the hard days is to ensure that you include some homeschool mom encouragement in your days.
What is Homeschool Mom Encouragement?
There are so many different ways to be encouraged as a homeschool mom. Different things will work better for different families, different issues, and even just different seasons.
Remember the Why!
First, remember why you homeschool! I highly encourage you to write down your whys and keep them somewhere that you can refer back to them on the hard days! They will help keep you grounded and focused.
Next, find a group of homeschool mom friends. I firmly believe that we should have a variety of friends, but sometimes you need another homeschool mom who has been there, done that, and come out on the other side.
I am blessed to have a large community of homeschool mom friends. Locally, I have friends that go out to dinner once a month for Mom’s Night Out and other friends who gather for park play dates and field trips. I am also a member of many great homeschool communities online, where people can ask questions, share ideas, and find support.
Not many tough homeschooling days aren’t made better with chocolate and an understanding friend!
Books, Podcasts, and Movies
Finally, many great books, podcasts, and even movies are geared toward encouraging homeschool moms. Your first thought is probably not how to find these resources but how to make time for them in your busy schedule.
You do not have to spend hours a day or even hours a week reading or listening, but I encourage you to find some time each week to read or listen to something encouraging. You might listen to a podcast while you wash dishes or take a walk or read for five or ten minutes before bed each night. Audiobooks can be a great way to listen while driving from place to place.
Taking that time to get encouragement will pay dividends in the long run. Having a refreshed spirit will give you the strength to work through the tough days and enjoy the good days!
I would love for you to share your ideas for homeschool mom encouragement, and I have included some links and resources to help get you started.
Lifegiving Collection (Encouragement for moms)
Pocketful of Pinecones ( A bit idyllic but a light encouraging read)
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