Thursday, March 31, 2016

Time Out For Mommas (5 Days of Tips for Homeschooling Parents)





It's the last day in our 5 Days of Tips for Homeschooling Parents. Hopefully, I've given you a few tricks and tips you can stick in your pocket.

Or at least in the band of your stretchy pants.

Today I am not going to bore you with a long rambling post about the topic at hand. I'm going to bore you with a long rambling video!

I want to talk to you about taking time for yourself.

Some of you are already groaning. I can hear you from here.

I'm telling ya, momma (or daddy).

You have to take time to re-energize and fill back up again. I realize I'm at a special place in my life. I have one teenage son. He can make pancakes. And with prompting he can shower and make his bed.

It wasn't always that way.

I don't know about you, but unless I have some time to get my feet underneath me every now and again I eventually...

a) lose steam
b) blow up
c) don't ask

Even Jesus took time to pray. And God took the day off after He created the ENTIRE stinkin' universe. I am pretty sure He didn't need the rest...I just think He was providing an example.

Rest!

I think we can manage a little bit of time during the day to reflect.

I'm not going to begin to tell you how to do it. You might enjoy a spa day ever once in a while or a girls night out. I like going to a friend's house (always with the child) to eat her food and drink her tea. I like to take baths and paint my toe nails. I like to read books like some people eat candy.

I also try and start almost every morning with a little "Time Out" for myself.

You might call it Quiet Time. Whatever it is it makes me just a bit happier to conquer my day.

Whatever it is I spend my time reading, writing, praying, doodling....daydreaming. And always with a cup of tea.

It helps me get my head together. I'm in a better spot when I've had a chance to ponder a bit. Especially when that pondering has been spent in the presence of the Lord.

I have made this wonky little video for you. It describes all the stuff I currently have in my "Quiet Time" basket.

I sound like a Preschooler.

Anyhoo. It might (just maybe) give you an idea or two. Please excuse the quality of the movie. I use a lot more "kindas" and "umms" than I thought I did. There is also talk of an alien invasion. And then I throw my parents under the bus. They are responsible for my fascination with all things alien (sci-fi geeks ;<) I couldn't help myself! It is also just a bit blurry.





Hopefully, you can carve out a Time Out just for yourself!










I have joined my fellow bloggers from The Schoolhouse Review Crew for this 5 Day Blog Hop. Please take some time to check out the following blogs. They are all lovely!


Melissa @ Grace Christian School
Michele @ Family, Faith and Fridays
Missica @ Through the Open Window
Monique @ Mountain of Grace Homeschooling
Renita @ Krazy Kuehner Days
Sarah @ Renaissance Mama
Sasha @ Such a Time as This
Tawnee @ Adventures in Homeschooling T
iffany @ The Crafty Home
Tina @ Desperate Homeschoolers
5 Days of Tips for Homeschool Parents

1 comment:

  1. Love it! (and I had a similar post). I finally realized that the depression I'd struggled with for so long was because I'd lost sight of my value and only focused on everyone else....girl, it gets ugly!

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