defeating “homeschool burnout”

Homeschool Burnout: Losing sight of your goals, and the reasons why you chose to homeschool in the first place. When you find yourself off track and your purpose of having your children at home, becomes filled with worldly lies. The dark moments the devil works hard to convince you to “just quit.” The moment when you realize it’s just not working right and your at a loss. When you’ve come to realize you are desperately in need of a remedy to DEFEAT this ugly burn. It sounds nasty doesn’t it? After homeschooling for 6 years I’ve experienced this type of burnout more than once. It’s ugly. And I want to share a few “tips of the trade” that I’ve been learning, and  still learning of ways to DEFEAT this ugly “homeschool burnout.” Because it happens to me at least once if not several times a year. I know this will be a great reminder for me as well! 😉 One of the greatest lessons we can teach our children, will be the the one that they learn by watching us handle and cope with our difficult situations. The difficult ones in life that require patience, grace, respect and perseverance.   With GOD ALL things are POSSIBLE!  Defeating Homeschool Burnout {on a daily basis} Do Your Best at Getting Rest – It’s important to get to bed at a decent time. A restful Momma is a peaceful Momma. {Now I understand babies and little ones can mess with this one a lot!} But, doing whatever we can to get there will help your day run more smoothly. Sometimes adequate rest...

bringing skills back to life…

…and introducing new ones!Many women have not grown up {or are growing up} in a home with a mother who did not teach them basic life skills let alone basic skills for running a home. I feel blessed to have grown in a home with a mother who focused on the Lord, her husband, her children and her home. I was taught specific things, but also many I just picked up on because that’s how Mom did it! If you are like me, you don’t really want to return to the days where women boiled water to wash their clothes or we certainly don’t want to give up our self-cleaning oven or our auto-propelled vacuum cleaners.But, at the same time, our “microwave, throw away-buy new” culture is tossing out a number of skills that our great grandmothers so diligently wanted to pass down to us. Some of these skills require a little bit of crock pot patience. But, as my family strives for simplicity I want to take the time to teach my little homemaker the lost arts of homemaking and what joy it is to know how to bake a cake from scratch, or to simply know how to sew on a button. I would be a shame to see so many time-tested skills be buried away with our grandparents. It’s time to bring back to life and celebrate the honor, the tradition and the simple beauty of managing a home and cultivating a family and learning a few real “tricks of the trade” along the way. As I’m teaching my little “homemaker in training”, I am trying...
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