Homeschooling is a crazy adventure! There are days with laughter and explosive emotions. There are days with frustration and exhaustion. There are even a few days where there is absolutely nothing because we just can’t even. (Those are generally read aloud days!) As a homeschool mom, I am surrounded by friends who chose homeschooling and friends who didn’t. When holding a conversation there are some things homeschool moms wish they could say. I decided I would write them here. If this is something you think homeschoolers wish they could say, give it a share.
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.
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.