We’ve all had a bad day. But when those bad days turn into bad weeks and bad months, life becomes overwhelming. And moms tend to take it inward as a reflection of failure. Laundry piled high, a mountain of dishes in the sink, homeschool lessons are so behind it’s scary. Beds are not made, it’s 3:00 in the afternoon and everyone is still in their pajamas. Overwhelmed and on your 4th cup of coffee, glancing at the mess and the to-do list that only gets longer and never shorter. Is this you?
Words of Encouragement: To the Homeschool Mom who Feels Like a Failure
Has it been one of those days, weeks, or months? If you can relate, then you are not alone. You are not a failure! You are loved, cherished, leaving a legacy, and you are enough!
Make Time For You
Make time in your schedule to regroup, refresh and restart. When walls feel like they are closing in on you or the mom guilt just won’t leave you alone, take a deep breath and ask for a moment to regroup. Get dressed in something simple that makes you feel pretty, put on a little make-up, and take some deep breaths.
Make sure you are getting plenty of sleep and exercise! This will go a long way to what you can accomplish during your days.
It’s Okay to Ask for Help
There is no such thing as a mom can do it all. You can be fully committed to your kids, husband, and family without having to give all your waking moments to them. It is okay to ask for help to get some of the to-do list done. Your husband can help make dinner on occasion; the older kiddos can help get a chore or two done while you work with the younger kiddos.
You Are Enough
God created you and put you in your position of motherhood, homeschooler, and wife. You can do this! You are doing a great job! You are enough. Be Careful of your thoughts as they will set the mood of your entire house.
“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
2 Corinthians 10:5
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”
Live an intentional life. Create your schedule and live by it. Protect the white space on your calendar. Make time with God a priority. Live a grateful life, being positive and thankful for the little things and blessings in your life.