My to-do list had taken over my life. There was always something to do. I never felt like I accomplished anything even though I did check lots of things off my to-do list. I decided something had to change. I began studying time management books. I purchased a variety of planners trying to find one that would work for my homeschool mom life. I started reclaiming the margins of my life. Over time, I discovered four strategies that helped me tame my to-do list and find rest.
Summer is a great time for informal learning. We will all enjoy a few weeks of no scheduled lessons. And then it will hit…boredom. Boredom is an excellent opportunity to spark creativity, learn a new skill, or simply learn to entertain yourself. However, a couple of months of boredom can also lead to mischief and bad habits. To combat this, here are a few tips to mix things up during the summer months to encourage learning during the summer break with minimal planning.
Homeschooling is a demanding, 24/7 job. Especially when my children were young it was difficult because I felt like was always on duty. I would often feel guilty when I made comments about wanting a break. I came to realize that I needed time away so I could rest and recharge in order to be a better mom and teacher. In this episode, you will find strategies and tips to help you find time to recharge and encouragement to let go of the guilt.
God has a unique plan for your homeschool. He is not calling you to make your homeschool look like anyone else’s. It is okay to let go of the guilt and shame of comparison and embrace the struggles and unique challenges your family faces. It is okay to embrace the passions and gifts he has given your family. Hear more from Becky Redman about how she learned to thrive and walk in faith that God has a purpose for her family.