One common theme that I have noticed over the years that rubs me the wrong way is this assumption that homeschool moms can do it all. It’s like we think that we can work at home, take care of the kids, run the errands, keep the house clean AND homeschool our kids. Does anyone else feel this way? Then, when we don’t, we feel like a big fat failure.
I hate feeling like a failure. I often get asked how I do it all. And, when I do, I laugh because moms let me tell you I DON’T do it all. Balance and I don’t always mesh. I promise!
When I first became a work from home mom, it was as a childcare provider. I really had no clue what I was getting into. My house was a disaster a lot of times; I had a new baby and was overwhelmed. I realized a few things were going to have to change if I was going to keep it all up. Once I felt like we were in a good rhythm I began homeschooling, and that changed the ball game all over again! Then, the boy came along and let’s just say havoc ensued. Regardless though, the methods are the same and through it all, I have attempted to balance as much as I can. And each new season has led me down a similar path. The path of figuring out how to “do it all”. And each time the basic methods of attempting this balance has been the same. Regardless though, the methods are the same.
In this episode, I am sharing how I imperfectly attempt to balance it all.
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