Homemaking was never my top pick for job choice. I am sure it wasn’t yours either, yet regardless of your career choices you are also are responsible for managing a home.
With managing homemaking and homeschooling, comes meals, dishes, papers to grade, toilets, floors, laundry, laundry, and oh did I mention laundry? It is enough to make me want to scream some days! And often times I feel far from joyful.
As a work at home, homeschooling mom, I have had to learn that the best way to bring joy back into my home, is by giving myself grace. My home will never be as clean as I would like it to be. We live here, every day. I will probably always have something on my to-do list, and that’s okay. As moms, we have to learn to give ourselves grace. We need to realize that not everything HAS to be perfect, and my level of clean and organized, may look different than yours.
When it comes to managing our homes and homeschools I want you to ask yourself:
Am I doing my best? Remember that everyone’s best looks different. Homemaking will be a lot different when your kids are school age, than when they are toddlers. Remember your best is just that — YOUR best, not mine, your neighbors, or that mom from playgroups.
Are my kids fed? I didn’t ask if they were fed gourmet meals. I asked if you provided them with something to eat (yes chicken tenders count!).
Are we dressed? Meaning that you woke up with an option of getting dressed for the day, whether or not those clothes came from a basket or your closet does not matter.
If your answer to those is yes, then you are a success. Don’t beat yourself up, if you are managing homemaking and homeschooling to the best of your ability then everything else will fall into place.
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