Do you struggle to find time for yourself as a homeschooling parent? Discover the simple secrets to carving out some kid-free time.
One of the biggest challenges for me throughout our homeschooling years has been making sure I have time for myself.
Homeschooling parents don’t talk about this much, but we are with our kids every single second of every single day. It doesn’t matter what we’re doing, the time of day, or the type of appointment we have to get to, our kids are usually with us.
It’s one of the many things nobody tells you about homeschooling: you will get tired of being with your kids 24/7.
That doesn’t mean we don’t love them. It doesn’t mean we don’t love homeschooling. Homeschooling parents find it difficult to admit this frustration because it sounds like we’re complaining about something we chose to do. We signed up for this gig, didn’t we?
Nearly all homeschooling parents will experience burn-out. And if you’re not careful a simple case of homeschool burn-out can turn into an ugly stage of life for you and your family. Believe me. I know somebody who has perfected being a miserable homeschool mom.
So what do you do? How do you carve out a little kid-free time for yourself? [Read more…]