As we embark on our homeschool journey’s, many homeschool moms fool ourselves into believing things that quite frankly just aren’t true. Here are three lies homeschool moms believe that is just downright foolish.
Homeschool moms, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but some days YOU (and me) are a fool. You see, we believe the lies that the world tells us. We fool ourselves into believing things that quite frankly just aren’t true. And by fooling ourselves we are allowing the devil to steal our joy.
Here are three lies homeschool moms believe that are just downright foolish!
Everyone Else Has it All Together
You see the Facebook news stream of perfect photos, full of perfect families, and happy lives, and you just know that everyone else has it all together. But, guess what? They don’t! I love this post where on blogger quite frankly shares that Facebook is a liar. And we are fools to believe it.
The truth is we all struggle with something. You may see that our house is normally clean, but you don’t see the struggle I have with sitting down and enjoying play time with my children. You may see that the new mom in your homeschool group is able to complete all the projects in her curriculum, but you don’t see that she struggles with routine.
We all have struggles. So, let’s stop comparing ourselves to everyone else, and embrace the strengths and weaknesses we all have.
I CAN’T Do That
These four words are one of the lies that moms believe and they can be detrimental to a mom. We tell ourselves we can’t do that. We can’t homeschool. We can’t work from home. We can’t start that ministry, and we can’t keep up with our homemaking. We don’t believe in ourselves because we believe the lie of CAN’T. We believe we are just a mom, and not capable of fulfilling our other dreams and desires. In reality, we are capable. And God has a calling out there for each one of us and it is beautiful.
I’m a Horrible Mother
Those moments where you lose your cool, lash out or just have to run. Those days where the school gets put on the back burner again, and you wonder if you’re cut out for this homeschool mom gig. Those moments make you feel like you are a bad mother. I love the book Unglued. I mean LOVE it. In that book Lysa shares that Bad Moments do NOT make Bad Mamas. We all have moments where we just mess up. Those moments do not make us horrible mothers. They make us human. The key is to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, apologize for our behavior and move on. Each day is full of imperfect progress, and you know what? That’s okay!
Moms, let’s stop believing the lies that the world tells us, and start believing in ourselves. Let’s encourage each other, share our imperfections, and find joy in our journey as a mom.
What is the biggest lie you believe as a homeschool mom?