Today I have been fighting a cold. I’d like to say that I was a superhero. I would like to claim that I rocked homeschooling and momming today. I didn’t. Today I showed up.
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.
Mothering When Life is Hard
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.