You know you’re a homeschool mama if the days are getting warmer . . .
. . . the flowers are blooming in your neighbor’s yard (who has time to plant flowers in your own yard when you homeschool?) . . .
. . . you are dreaming of the beach . . .
. . . and you are thinking about fall.
Thinking about fall? Why, it’s not even officially summer yet!
I know you are thinking about it. You are a devoted homeschooling mama. Of course, you are thinking about next fall. As you think and dream and plan, I’d like to encourage you to give yourself permission to do these ten things.
- Do what you really believe is best for your children — even if “everyone” else is doing x, y, or z.
- Include time in your schedule for sitting on the couch in your own home with your children gathered around you.
- Choose what is tugging at your heart, instead of what is screaming in your ear.
- Schedule less than you did the last time you felt more like a chauffeur than a mama– if possible, much less.
- Give your husband more of you than you felt you had time for last year.
- Trust God and don’t let fear control your decisions.
- Believe that God wouldn’t have given you your children to teach if He hadn’t thought you could do it.
- Make decisions that will keep your children at home more and on the road less.
- Give your children time to become closer to each other and to you and their daddy than to their friends.
- Follow the way Jesus taught His disciples.
And He appointed twelve, so that they would be with Him . . . .