Give Yourself a Break!

Homeschool moms tend to be prone to depression and is it any wonder? We are with our children 24/7. Some days it’s amazing that our our husband’s don’t come home to find us sitting in a fetal position in the corner rocking back and forth while mumbling to ourselves.

Because of this, it’s my humble opinion that every homeschooling mom should have some sort of hobby or outlet. Mine is crochet, but there are tons to choose from.

It also helps to have a chance to get out with NO kids once in a while. If you can manage to have a regular date night with your hubby, that would be ideal. Sometimes we can forget that we were a woman and wife before we ever became a mom.

Sometimes a bit of girl time is what is called for. If you husband is willing and able to watch the kids, plan a night or day out with the girls. This can be as elaborate as a day at the spa or as simple as a trip to the local ice cream parlor.

The point is, give yourself a break on a regular basis. You will come back refreshed and be a much better mom and teacher as a result.

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