Renewing Myself During Mom Time

It has been said that a mother’s work is never done. That statement rings especially true for homeschool moms. Juggling the responsibilities of mothering and teaching can easily consume every waking moment–and still the laundry isn’t caught up!

These homeschool moms are there, too. They understand this busy season of life. Let their words encourage and inspire you to find time to renew yourself during “mom time.”

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One thing that is a common struggle for moms is finding time for ourselves. We spend our days taking care of our families and pouring into other people that we often find ourselves running on empty. As a single mom I really struggled to carve out time for myself because there was always just more to do than I could handle on my own. Feeding the boys, teaching the boys and just trying to manage parenting in general would often leave me cranky and exhausted.

Read more at Finding Time for Yourself as a Single Mom by LaToya

My husband walks in the door, and I bolt. Literally. He already knows it’s going to happen; I unloaded as soon as he told me he was on his way. The day had been awful, full of tears, yelling, and threats. I needed out! Out of the house, away from the kids, and time to just breathe. If you are a mom, I guarantee you have felt the same way a time or two. It is normal. After feeling that way, we normally then begin feeling the guilt.

Read more at Why Mom Time is Okay by Misty

Are you intentionally nourishing your soul? If not, I want to encourage you to take some time today to think about the things minister life, peace and joy to you, then set aside some time to pursue them on a regular basis. When I speak about the soul, I am not referring to your spirit – the hidden man of the heart that 1 Peter 3:4 talks about – I am actually referring to your mind, emotions, creative center, etc.

Read more at 10 Ways to Nourish Your Soul by Alisha

6 months ago, if you would have told me that I was going to run … for fun, not for self protection, I would have thought you were nuts. Now, I have a few 5Ks under my belt, and gunning for more. What keeps me motivated? Why in the world does anyone run, much less me, a non athlete?

Read more at 10 Reasons Why I Run by Dianna

I don’t know about you, but I have difficult homeschool days fairly regularly. The day starts out great. I enjoy chatting with my husband over a cup of coffee. Then a son comes running in to tell us… the toilet’s plugged and a toddler painted his sister’s room with fingernail polish. That fixed, hubby takes off. I sit down for math with the children. Darling daughter spills my coffee all over her worksheets. And it’s the last of the coffee. Life quickly goes downhill from there.

Read more at 15 Easy Pick-Me-Ups for Difficult Homeschool Days by Sara

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For many families, including mine, it’s easy to consider rest as a “someday” item: one of those things that we know we need, but just haven’t quite found time for. Why is that? Maybe a frenetically busy schedule can be a comfort in an odd way. Maybe we feel important, always having somewhere to go and someplace to be. There’s this strange dichotomy in our overstimulated world: we are overwhelmed and exhausted by all that is around us, and yet time for rest isn’t a regular part of our day.

Read more at Life Off the Merry Go-Round: 7 Tips for True Soul Replenishment by Alicia

Homeschooling moms are GIVERS. We serve our children by educating them at home day in and day out. This is our calling. It is important, however, for moms to take care of themselves. Believe me, I’m not advocating being SELFISH, but to a certain extent we need to place ourselves FIRST so we can best serve our children. This has been a year where I’ve been focusing on me, and our homeschool (and family in general) has never been better.

Read more at 10 Gifts a Homeschool Mom Can Give Herself by Mary

How many moms do you know that aren’t super busy? How many do you know that say they have enough time to themselves to recharge for the work ahead of them? As women, we tend to put ourselves on the back burner and take care of everyone else first, but we all know that we need to take care of ourselves, too! We know that doing so makes us better moms, and I’d love to share with you some of my favorite things to do when I have a few minutes of my own.

Read more at 5 Activities to Renew Busy Moms by Shannen

When you’re homeschooling, caring for your family is a 24/7 job. If you’re not cleaning the house, preparing meals, or doing the washing, then you’re probably supervising homeschool lessons, running kids around or organising the family schedule. And of course there are the commitments outside the home as well. It never stops! It’s not uncommon to see a homeschooling mother who always puts herself last.

Read more at Giving Myself Permission – Mother Time by Michelle

Here’s something I think most moms will agree on: raising kids is rewarding but hard. And if you’re a homeschool mom, we can probably also agree that homeschooling is amazing but also difficult (at times). Life never quite turns out the way we planned. Here’s something moms have trouble agreeing on: what does “Mom time” or “Me Time” mean? And is it selfish? Or shouldn’t life be easier than this, happier than this if we’re doing rewarding but hard work?

Read more at How to Find Renewal in the Little Moments by Karen

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Homeschooling is HARD. Being a mom is HARD. And it’s too easy to get so busy with managing the house, homeschooling, cooking meals, doing laundry, and wrangling kids that there isn’t much time left for relaxing. But it is important to carve out some time to take care of yourself. If you don’t there can be some serious consequences – emotional and physical. No matter how busy your days and weeks, you need to have some ‘me time’.

Read more at 5 Ways to Refresh & De-Stress by Tonia

Summer is upon us, although the weather in some parts of the country may not be expressing that just at the moment, but with the time change over the weekend, surely there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I am ever hopeful. Down time doesn’t come very often in my house, but when it does, here are the things I enjoy when I take a break. It may be as short as a 15 minute break, or it could be a whole day.

Read more at How to Recharge and Reset, homeschool mom time by Meredith

Being a mom is a life choice for women. Some women think that it is a life call. It is a never ending story since she has a baby till she has grandchildren or even further than that. Whichever stage of life her and her children have, she is still a mom either biological or legal. Accompanying her children to face the real life is quite a hard work. The mom’s work is getting harder when she chooses to be a homeschooling mom or she might not have any other choice for being a homeschooling mom.

Read more at How A Homeschooling Mom Rewards Herself by Adelien

As a mom, weekend retreats and days at the spa are way too hard to come by. I just don’t get a lot of extended time alone to myself. (Yeah, I’m guessing you can relate). It comes with the territory of having kids, especially young kids. Which I why my soul thrives on (and longs for) something I call “stolen moments.”

Read more at Stolen Moments: How A Stressed Mom Can Find Everyday Rest by Alicia

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