The Overwhelm. Too much to do, too little time.
When I speak to mothers, often their “to-do” list is long, their presence has a harried energy, and they are concerned that they cannot “get it all done.”
They want to do it all, and they want to do it all perfectly.
This is common in mothers in general, but also very common in homeschooling mothers. I think the biggest overwhelm I hear experienced homeschooling mothers mention is lack of time to do things outside of homeschooling because there is no separation from the children. Often the list of things to do outside of homeschooling is long – like trying to clean a house when you live in it many hours a day or when you are on the go a lot more with older children, trying to get errands done, trying so hard to do everything when teaching children really takes up the entire day.
A few things that many mothers (and myself) seem to find helpful: Continue reading