April, 2018

Self-Care for Busy Homeschool Moms

As homeschooling moms, we spend most of our waking hours taking care of other people. And the truth is, we are called to live our lives in service to others. But it’s also true that we need to take care of ourselves—spiritually, physically, mentally, and emotionally. In this issue, we’ll take a look at the topic of self-care for busy moms—how to make time for it, how to get the most out of our limited “me time,” how to reduce stress in our everyday lives, and how to tell ourselves the truth about self-care.

Homeschooling and Self Care

As a homeschool mom, I often find it impossible to implement self-care. But as a counselor, I spend much of my time telling people that self-care is crucial. Self-care is…Read

You Are What You Think

The last couple of years have taught the two of us something very significant: the importance of what we think. In fact, we believe it would be accurate to say…Read

Give Me a Break, Please

I take advantage of my mini-van. With only the destination in mind, I buckle myself into the driver’s seat, expecting the seven-and-a-half-year-old Dodge to do what it’s made to do:…Read

His Yoke Is Easy

Homeschool Burnout is a well-recognized problem within the homeschooling community. Many moms who start out home educating their children with joy and enthusiasm end up exhausted and defeated after a…Read

Making Time for God (Even When You Don’t Have Any for Yourself!)

If a poll were to be taken among Christian mothers concerning the greatest challenge in their ministry of mothering, I venture to say that it would be finding time to…Read

Change Your Life in Seven Minutes a Day

I may not be a homeschooling mom, but as a father of three little ones (with another on the way), I know what busy looks like. Between work, family, home…Read

Taking Care of Our Bodies

Genesis 1:27 tells us “God created man in his own image.” God loves us, and He wants us to take care of our bodies since we are “the temple of…Read

Making it Routine

My alarm beeped at me at 6:15 this morning. I was not happy with it at all. I may have slapped the thing a little harder than necessary.Read

Four Ways to Manage Your Household With Less Stress

I saw a Buckets comic a few years ago that illustrated the dilemma facing many homeschool moms. The bathroom is spotless, everything is put away in the living room, and…Read

Choosing What Matters Most

You may have heard this analogy before: When you board an airplane, you put your carry-on bag in the stowaway compartment above your head. Your purse goes under the seat…Read
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