12 Things Every Homeschooling Mom Should Do Now


The days are literally flying by. As a homeschooling mom of five, I sometimes wish time could just stop for a little bit. I just want to enjoy this stage, this age, this moment, this lesson. Since we do not have this option of stopping time, we can instead choose to live in the moment. 

12 Things Every Homeschooling Mom Should Do Now

If you are like me, a busy mom managing way too many things at once, this is for you. Here are the 12 things every homeschooling mom you should do NOW (like today!)

No, they will not stop time. But they will help you to live in it NOW.

Laugh

Every. Single. Day.

Laugh at yourself. Laugh with your kids.

Think of something that makes you laugh.

Fall In Love with Your Spouse Again

Stop looking at the flaws (I know you do it…I do too!)

Instead of saying I wish, say He is so…

Find those things that made you fall in love in the first place.

This will keep that fire kindled and make your marriage much happier and fulfilling.

Have a No-Screen Day One Day a Week

This one is tricky and challenging.

In fact, when I started to implement this in our home, I was sad at how difficult it was to do!

A whole day without any screens is a long time.

But what does it do for you?

It saves your eyes, helps you focus on more important things, and it just gives you a break!

Give Up Fear

Ouch. This one is so hard.

As someone who struggles with mental health issues, fear is a part of my everyday life.

But every day, I walk the uphill battle of giving up fear.

The experts say that one day, it will get easier. Stick in there with me.

Read

My personal goal is to read a book a week.

Reading keeps your brain working, fresh, and alive.

Save Money

Better yet, Save 15% of your income and invest it.

Come up with a savings plan and stick with it.

Learn Something New

Learn coding, a foreign language, knitting, and sewing.

Learn how to blog, write a book, and keep a bullet journal.

Take a course on how to cook Italian food or how to paint a portrait.

The sky is the limit.

Go for it! Learn something new and try to do so every single day, one day at a time.

Focus On Your Health

I know your first questions is when???

And I get it.

As a homeschooling mom of 5, time is limited, energy is not always there, and alone time is nonexistent.

Focusing on your health does not need to be complicated.

Grab an extra apple.

Choose the stairs.

Find ways to be active with your kids.

Floss

This is super important and super simple.

Plus, it does not take long!

What are the benefits of flossing?

The biggest benefit is to reduce inflammation.

Flossing every day is the first step to preventing gum disease.

Plus, it is easy and cheap, so why not?

Be Careful Whom You Spend Time With

Be careful with the environment you choose, for it will shape you; be careful with the friends you choose, for you will become like them. ~ W. Clement Stone

Hanging out with negative, complaining people is not going to bring you up.

Now, we all have a negative day every once in a while.

But it is still important to reflect on where, how, and with whom our time is spent.

Journal

Journaling is so therapeutic.

And it can be done in so many ways.

Drawing, doodling, writing.

Even organized, type-A individuals like myself can benefit from journaling by keeping a bullet journal.

Write down your thoughts, feelings, emotions, and notice the difference in your everyday life.

Make Lists and Act On Them

This is the number one way to be more productive.

Make lists and act on them.

A list is only going to be helpful if you make some steps towards completing the list.

This can be goals, dreams, hopes, or just a simple grocery list.

It can be cleaning tasks or books to read.

It all starts with a list!

Christia

About the author

Christia Colquitt is a homeschooling mom to five children. She is the proud mommy of 4 boys and 1 girl! Her house is loud, fun, filled with laughter, and of course, super sticky floors! Yet, this was not always the plan! After receiving her degree in Biochemistry from the University of Tennessee, she planned on going to dental school. God had other plans, and Christia has never looked back. Christia is married to 11-year NFL veteran player Dustin Colquitt. They make it their life mission to inspire and help others from all walks of life.

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