As a homeschooling mom it feels like your days are full of caring for your kids and it seems hard to find some time for yourself in each day. Life doesn’t have to be like that and there are plenty of places in even the busiest of homeschool mom’s days where you can find a little bit of time for yourself.
Get up Before the Kids
Waking up to a house full of kids who are also awake can mean waking up to the demands of “I’m hungry”, “I want to watch TV”, and “I can’t find my socks”. Waking up to a house full of kids who are in your face the moment you wake up does not make for the beginning of a stress free day, instead it can set you up for just the opposite. Many homeschooling moms find that getting up even just an hour before their kids do can do a lot for their peace of mind throughout the day and give them some kid free time to enjoy for themselves. During that hour or more before the kids get up a busy homeschool mom can enjoy a cup of coffee, answer emails, and just sit in a quiet house enjoying the serenity of it. It can make the perfect peaceful start to a homeschool mom’s hectic day.
Have a Set Bedtime for the Kids
Much like getting up before the kids can give an hour or so of quiet time before the kids get up so can having a set bedtime for the kids that is an hour or so before your own bedtime. If you aren’t much of a morning person this might be the better option for you, or you can even work both of them in to bookend your day with some quiet time. If your kids are older and don’t won’t to go to bed too early you can have a mandatory in-bed quiet time each night, where the older kids can read for an hour or so before having to turn out the light.
Afternoon Quiet Time
Many homeschool moms implement an afternoon quiet time in their house. The children are required to go to their rooms for an hour or so where they must nap, read, or play with quiet toys. During this quiet time mom can check emails, read a book, or even nab a nap for herself.
Join a Bible Study Group
Many homeschool moms will join a Bible Study Group during the week. Most Bible Study Groups offer childcare. The Bible Study Group will allow mom to have some time to relax, enjoy the company of other adults, and take an hour break from her kids. Some Community Bible Studies meet during the week and even offer classes for the kids because many members have homeschooled children as well.