Parent your children from a place of calm. Learn how to enjoy the process of mothering, with diligence, peace, and beauty.
In Titus 2, we read that the older women are to teach the younger women to love their children. That may seem odd since all mothers love their children. But sometimes in the harried and frantic pace of our world, our love becomes a bowl of cereal and a bedtime kiss with not a lot in between.
Mothering is something that must be taught. It must be cultivated and it must be cherished.
It’s not a race to the finish line. It’s a slow simmer kind of love that steadies the stumblings of childhood.
And while mothering our children can be utterly exhausting, it does not have to be our undoing. In fact, it can be quite the opposite! But, we must learn how to be refreshed mothers, loving our children with a calm and peaceful heart.
Avoiding burnout as a mom
What can a homeschool mom do to avoid burn out? She has so many responsibilities in her day that it would almost seem impossible to not burn out. But there are a few safeguards she can put in place to help her navigate motherhood that will also help her keep going when things get tough. READ MORE >>
If you don’t have time to read, listen to the podcast below! (Find all of the Raising Arrows Podcasts wherever you listen to podcasts or the Podcast Page of my blog!)
What if Mom is already burned out?
Sometimes burn out is unavoidable. In my case, it was a culmination of a handful of very stressful life events, coupled with poor nutrition. The video above outlines how I managed life and mothering when things were at their most difficult.
Struggling with the loss of a child?
See my Resources for Grieving Mothers.
Moms and Self Care
While I’m not a fan of the verbiage “self care,” I don’t think no care is the answer either. The podcast below outlines what I believe to be a better answer and how to manage that in a busy day!
Mom needs a break from homeschooling
Homeschool moms have a lot on their plates, and they often feel as if they aren’t allowed to take down time from educating the kids. But, there are times when it is absolutely necessary to take a break from homeschooling and have what I call a Homeschool Mom Sabbatical.
Maybe it is keeping the house clean that is causing you stress. Check out the resources and systems on my Homemaking Basics Page!
This page has lots of systems and ideas to keep your home running smoothly! The more you can put on autopilot, the more bandwidth you will have to manage the things that come up during your day. Check out my book Home Management for the Homeschool Mom for ideas on how to simplify the big things so you can enjoy the little things in life!
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