Let’s just be honest for a minute. Mothering is hard. If you think about it, it’s one of the most ridiculous jobs ever. Here’s a tiny human. Take care of all of their physical, emotional, and educational needs. Oh and make sure they turn into incredible adults ready to face the giant crazy world they have to live in. There are beautiful moments. Please don’t misunderstand me. I’m just saying the journey isn’t all sunshine and flowers. Then you add life to the equation. Suddenly, not only do I have to mother. I have to figure out mothering when life is hard. Let me share a bit of what has gotten me through the lunacy lately.
Homeschooling is an amazing adventure! You get to be there for the highs and the lows. There are days when you get to celebrate wins and days when you just want to pull out your hair. With homeschooling there is much more time together than if you made a different schooling choice. Here’s the thing. I am an introvert and peopling can get beyond exhausting. It gets even more tiring when my mini me’s start talking at 6 AM and don’t stop ALL day. People often ask, “why is quiet time important?” I quickly found out the importance of quiet time.
Why is quiet time important?
The Importance of Quiet Time for Kids
This has been one of the hardest years I have ever had as a parent. It has been filled with grief, loss, and hurt that should never be experienced. Even worst, my kids had a front row seat to a lot of it. When you go through hard times it can be simpler to just tell the kids it isn’t for them to worry about. However, sometimes you have to have hard discussions. There are seasons for explaining hard things to kids. We are in the middle of that season and I wanted to share some tips to help you if you are dealing with anything similar.