Monday, January 21, 2013

Laundry and Toys and Brownies OH MY!

   I mean, take one look at this picture and immediately see yourself somehow. And she only has one kid LOL!
    Okay, okay....allow me to rewind and restart this post... uuh-umm (I was clearing my throat).

     Homeschooling is NO easy task and on some days it seems down right impossible (it's sounding better already). You're not only a teacher you are also a wife, a maid, a doctor, a top-chef, a rocking chair, a jungle-gym, a wet nurse, a financial adviser, a blogger, an assistant, a story teller, but wiper and your lips have automatic healing potion in them. And I'm pretty sure you could add plenty more to this list!

     I'm here to tell ya' that you're not alone hunnie! It's seriously OK not to "have it all together". I mean, what's "have it all together" mean anyhow? The norm for your neighbors goings on is probably different from yours, so No Worries! In REALITY, it's never been about that. It's about doing what fits your family....period!
  I can go on and on......and on, about how to "properly" get things done, but my "properly" get things done may just work for me and mine! You may obtain some great ideas to try from friends (or me), but don't get down in the dumps if it doesn't work with you guys!
  Us Teacher Momma's are naturally very busy and not one day is like the other and sometimes we have that "burn-out" feeling. And this my dearies is what we ALL have in common! So, how do we prevent the "burn-outs"? Well.....ya' can't. They come unexpectedly and for some reason everything MUST happen right then and there".
    The best thing to do when you feel the "burn-outs" coming on is to say NO! It's not necessary to answer every call/text as you are cooking/nursing/ironing etc. It's OK to allow laundry to wait because you are tired (trust me, I thought I was gonna die too, but look...I'm still alive). It's OK to decide NOT to have school if you have a migraine. It's OK to do absolutely NOTHING while the kids are napping. It's OK to NOT plan meals....maaaaaan, that felt great!!!!!
     This is a great example of how I look at things in my homeschool house and ya' know what? It works for me. And I can care less about pretending that "I have it all together", because in my eyes, I do! I know what works in order for me to work (did you catch that one....that was good lol).

     I think it's important to be "real" when sharing our homeschool/homemaker experiences. You never know who's searching for normal people like us. How do you handle your "burn-out" moments?



    I couldn't agree more. Especially when, on top of ALL the things you've mentioned, you've still got things from your past, loss of loved ones and at-the-moment emotional situations to deal with. It can and will seem like an impossible hole to dig oneself out of. I've spent many a day and night 'metaphorically' knealing, and dang near knealing in 'real life' just to find a way out.

    So much that, I'm in the process of writing a few books...a couple of 'help guides' for the stay at home gals and guys. Helping others seems to help me, but I also FINALLY understand that I too, need to recharge my battery! Awesome blog!

    1. Oh yes, I agree things from the past can come and peek it's head out and throw a monkey wrench in life, but God is so good even through the rough times. With me loosing my dad in October 2012 (another story for another day), I feel like I'm still living a dream. Both my parents are gone....It's still hard to comprehend at times. I've been suffering from anxiety attacks (they have gotten much better) and depression. I thank God for my DH, since I've been down, he's totally taken over all the cooking, housework and still finds strength to work 12 hour shifts. I know that it's nothing but God giving him that strength!I'll be back on mommy duty by next week (I'm doing tons better now)Sorry for the ramble

      A few books!!!! How exciting! Congrats! That's truly awesome, and know that you are a very good writer, I know you'll be successful. And thanks for the thumbs up on the blog ;)