Balancing Daily Life
Dirty dishes, laundry, groceries, bills and countless errands are just one of the many worries of a stay at home mom. The never-ending household chores are more than enough to keep a person occupied for the rest of the day, leaving them no time to tend for themselves. So the million dollar question is, how do moms get all their energy to keep up with their kids when they homeschool them?
Homeschooling your children is a huge decision that a parent should do. Putting your child’s formative years into your own hands requires a great deal of patience, creativity, knowledge and time. Your home is the most conducive place for your child to learn, because it provides safety and familiarity. This is place where you build your child’s character and hone their talents without the outside distractions. So when you made that decision to homeschool your child, you also made a selfless decision to put their interest over yours. But it doesn’t mean that you can never have a life outside homeschooling. Although it requires an awful lot of time management, homeschool moms need to find a balance between taking care of herself and her family. So here are the tips of finding the right balance for homeschool moms.
Routine experiment. Find a schedule that works best in your family. You may try keeping a chart for your daily schedules or just take things as they come. Some families prefer to have a schedule, while others don’t. This may require a lot of trial and error but once you figure it out then things will just flow smoothly.
Get an extra hand. Letting your child help you with the chores could be a fun and educational activity. This is one way of preparing them to be independent for they will learn skills that is essential to their future. So whether you are stacking dishes, folding clothes or cooking some pancakes, you can use this ordinary household activity to make them learn. You can teach them how to count by letting them rearrange the spoon and forks, or determine colors while sorting their clothes. Real life events are the best teacher and consider your home as their classroom.
Create a learning space. Find a place in your house that is conducive for learning. An area where they can make their own art, dance, listen to music and play. This is a special place where a child can be on their own while the mom is doing other chores. This learning nook can provide a venue for learning without the child realizing it. Before leaving your kids make sure that you give them educational materials to play. Make sure to check on them once in a while on their progress by asking them questions.
Support group. Other homeschool moms are the best support group. These women can give awesome tips on how to run your household without you getting mental. Find someone that you can relate to and ask them for advice; it could be a recipe or a new idea for crafts. Whatever it is, this support group are your friends who can fuel you with positivity and that can help you out with your struggles.