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When I first began homeschooling I felt as though I would be one of those moms who was full of smiles, silly songs and tons of fun. The fact is no one tells you that in order to smile and have tons of fun on your homeschooling journey you have to be willing to embrace the hard days as a blessing.
Looking back on our family’s homeschooling journey I will have to admit there have been a lot of hard days. There have been times when I cried on my bed, declared I was giving up and there were even moments when I was almost certain that the children were plotting against me at night. Yet as I sit here planning out our soon to be high-schoolers schedule for the next school year not only am I pondering how in the world did I become the mom of a high-schooler but I am also reminded of the fact that finding inspiration in the many struggles of this homeschooling journey actually helped me and our family grow closer together.
Learning to Embrace Hard Homeschooling Days
- Remember that homeschooling not only is supposed to teach the children academically but that it is actually supposed to help all of you learn and grow together in ways that you never thought possible. I think we forget that sometimes and when we do we lose out on some wonderful blessed moments due to self-doubt.
- Hard homeschooling days make funny stories! To this day our teenager tells everyone about the time I had a breakdown over a pencil sharpener. Oh man, that day was hard but today the whole event makes me laugh.
- Sometimes those hard days can have the greatest outcomes if we are willing to embrace the moment and roll with the flow. Struggling days can land one on a nature walk, outside reading aloud under a tree, discovering an interesting documentary on Netflix or unlocking a new talent.
- Find the inspiration that the struggle has to offer. This can often be hard. Lucky for you I recently shared my secrets for this one over at The Character Corner.
- Remember you are not alone. I know it feels like it but trust me there is another homeschooling mom who is also struggling with you today. She too is feeling alone and striving to embrace her own homeschooling hard day.
I would love to hear from you on how you are learning to embrace the hard homeschooling days! Don’t forget to grab yourself a copy of our Homeschool Scripture Cards to help you on your journey.
Until Next Time Just Keep Soaring 4 Him,
I would like to invite you to my Facebook group Christian Homemakers in Training where we dive into homemaking, motherhood, marriage and group devotions. After all, we all need a safe place to grow together, right?