Homeschooling is one of the most amazing and exhausting adventures you will ever take on. I have been homeschooling since day one for both kids and now have a middle schooler! Where has the time gone? In the homeschool world, there is a constant pressure to be super mom. Guess what, sometimes that doesn’t work. I have been homeschooling with depression and let me tell you, it’s rough but not impossible. Let me share a few of the things I’ve learned and some tips to help you out if you are also homeschooling with depression.
Joining a quality homeschool group is one of the most valuable things I think a homeschool mom can do. You are able to learn from other moms, talk to people who understand, and find answers to a lot of your questions. I am such a strong believer in groups that I created a Facebook-based group so that I could be sure that my readers have a place to feel safe and talk homeschool. That said, I know that homeschool groups can also be an uncomfortable place for some. I often hear and even find myself saying “I’m too…. for my homeschool group.” There are many different things that fill in those blanks and I wanted to address them for a minute.
I’m Too… For My Homeschool Group
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.