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  1. Heidi! Thank you so much for sharing your story! YES, we all go through those moments when we take on way more than we should without taking time to refuel ourselves. I’m always having to learn that lesson too! Thank you for being transparent and sharing with us.

  2. I can totally relate. Although my burn out is in a totally different part of my life. It is still not easy to feel like you are failing and the world is falling apart. I just started Homeschool this year and absolutely LOVE it <3 I think as Moms; we all have times when we expect too much of ourselves. We give our family everything we've got and forget that we need to refill our tanks too. It is such a delicate balance and it often seems overwhelming. Some how… Someway we make it through and make it work. I am definitely learning this all the hard way. Mom's don't get time off or sick days so we just go non-stop. It definitely helps to talk about it and realize there is a imbalance. Thank You for your honesty. It is nice knowing I am not alone with these struggles in life.

  3. Yay! Thank you for sharing, Toni. I totally understand what you’re saying. It’s so hard to prep for the next school year when we’re still recovering from the previous year! Is it possible for you to just kind of put things aside for a few weeks and find peace and clarity? It also sounds like moderation and lots of flexibility might be in store in this next year if you’re dealing with chronic health issues too. Perhaps you can spend this time in prayer seeking how He might want you to live out this next school year? Blessings to you as you look to Him for wisdom about next year.

  4. Thank you!! I’m sitting here stressing about what to do for next year and I haven’t even recovered from last year. I’m dealing with chronic health issues and my children are feeling the weight of it. I’m grateful that I saw your post, reminding me to step back and come to Him. I don’t want to be “busy”, I want to flourish and create that nurturing environment for the kids. Balancing that with the academics is a struggle for me, I haven’t found that flow yet but I know it involves coming to Him more. Blessings to you.

  5. No worries! YES! I love this verse and SO APPRECIATE the encouragement. We all go through these times and need God’s truths to carry us through! Thank you, friend, for sharing.

  6. Jen, thank you so much for your encouragement! My goal always is to share my REAL journey in the hopes of encouraging other moms who may be experiencing the same thing. Thanks for your kind words.

  7. Great post, Isn’t it funny how sometimes the post we are about to write ends up being for us…and not the reader so much. However once we post it, we realize we are not alone.

    Thanks for sharing this very difficult to write post with us.

  8. Isaiah 50:10 “Who is among you that fears the Lord, that obeys the voice of His servant, that walks in darkness and has no light? Let him trust in the name of the Lord and rely on His God.” 1) There WILL be times when even believers feel like we have “no light.” 2) Sometimes the only possible action/solution/processing is TRUST. 3) We can RELY on God, place our confidence in Him, that His plan is good, even when we are in darkness and can’t see the end. How do I know all this? Because I’ve been through it recently myself. And as I slowly am coming out the other side, and the glimmers of light are getting brighter and more frequent in our circumstances and my heart, I know even better now that this verse is TRUE. Hang in there, cutie. HUGS!!

  9. Oh, I am totally with you here. I feel like the level of what I can handle changes with each parenting season, and that I need to adjust accordingly. Another one of those things about parenting/homeschooling that no one told me about. 😉 Thanks for sharing.

  10. This is so very helpful! I have been struggling lately too, and am trying to scale back until I can get through a day without feeling overwhelmed all day long. It hasn’t happened yet, but I have hope! 😉

  11. Oh Ariana, I loved this. Thank YOU for being willing to share that your life isn’t perfect either! None of us have this mastered. None. I find the beginning and ending points in the school year the hardest for us as well. We all get “spring fever” and are just ready to be done. We too are under a more structure environment this year so it will be a little more challenging to slowly fade the school year out. However, I always comfort myself that in summer the kids are still definitely learning and growing as they each tackle individual self-led projects (I’ll be posting about that very soon).

    Hang in there, friend! 🙂

  12. It’s something of a comfort just to know that others go through this. Spring is my worst time. We all suffer from allergies then and everyone is so grumpy. Plus it’s the end of the school year and there is some natural burn out going on from that too. Many years we’ve done extra work for most of the first 3/4 of the year and then done less the last 1/4. Unfortunately this year my high schooler is taking several online courses that involve turning work in to actual teachers, so we can’t ease up.

    Thank you for sharing with others the less than perfect moments. Some days it feels like every one else has a perfect life.

  13. Lisa,

    Thank you for your honest and sincere post! I am fully convinced that whether we have one child or seven children, homeschooling and parenting is HARD! I believe that it’s kind of a rubber band concept: when we have one child, it’s difficult as we try to manage it all. Then if we are blessed with another God does the impossible and somehow grows us to be able to manage more. And the cycle continues with each additional child we may be blessed with. Mothering/homeschooling stretches us like a rubber band, and there is tension no matter how “far out” the rubber band is stretched! I remember feeling totally stretched with one child… just like I do many days with four! Anyway… be BLESSED and cherish your one and only! He or she is incredibly lucky to have a one-on-one ratio with their momma and teacher! I pray that God will secure in your heart that THIS is JUST the right ratio for you and that He’d have it no other way! *hugs*

  14. Thank you for this blog. It’s so nice to see an encouraging homeschool blog based on our relationship and dependence on God. I have health issues and homeschool my 10 yr old child who is my ONLY child. I always feel more incompetent knowing so many moms have many more kids, but still do more than me. It’s a constant guilty feeling. I’m praying God will give me strength thru this journey.

  15. Kris, thank you for sharing this! Your words made my whole morning. I know that we fill our days with different “school” activities and wear different hats (working inside and outside the home), but either way, I feel that this “supermom” issue is truly the modern woman’s key dilemma. We CAN’T have it all… not at the same time at least. And we need to give ourselves space to cycle in and out of certain seasons where we focus our attention. You are an amazing mom–I can’t believe all that you do everyday with your kids!!! I was really struck by that fact the other night as we were sitting at the baseball game. I love you and will be praying for you to know in your soul how much you are loved by Jesus; and I will pray that He will show you where to focus your energies and where to let go (and that you and I both could be content with being “enough” in these rougher seasons where we feel stretched thin).

  16. I so needed to read this today. Thank you. Although I am not a homeschooling parent, I can feel 100% of what you’re saying. I sometimes find myself burned out and babbling in the corner, fighting demons in my head that I thought I put to rest a long time ago. Thank you for reminding me that I am not alone. The “Supermom” ” I can do it all ” syndrome has been embedded in our brains since we were kids. I fight this DAILY! I pray very hard for strength, to give it to God, and try and remind myself that as I much as I try, I am not in control, I will never be in control. He is. I love you sis! Hang in there!

  17. Jill, thank you for your encouragement! I think we expect every homeschool day and season to look the same… but that’s just impossible! I’m doing my best to trust in the bigger picture, and that when I simply seek His kingdom and ways in my homeschooling (above all else), then everything I need to give my family as a homeschool mom will be given. Blessings back to you!

  18. Kate, thank you for your honest, heartfelt comment! I was thinking about what you wrote and God reminded me of a similar time in my life many years ago when I had a 7 year old that did NOT want to “do school”; a toddler running all over the place; a brand new baby; and a husband that was working a ton. I think God reminded me of this because He wanted me to remember (and to share with you) that our lives are constantly cycling in and out of seasons. It’s so hard to be in a difficult season because we don’t know how long it will last. But thank goodness for the gift of perspective because we can remember, “Yes, Lord, that was terribly hard; but you carried me through then and therefore I trust that you will carry me through this.” I am praying for you right now to know how loved and treasured you are to God… and to know from the depths of your soul that giving your best (even on the days when it doesn’t “feel” like enough) is 100%, completely, ENOUGH! Hang in there!

  19. I totally understand!!! I have had some dark moments when it was only me and God. Right now, I am learning to accept that there are days when NO work will get done and those days that go right as rain. This is part of the joy of homeschooling and also when my child is asked if they like school and their teacher from someone who doesn’t know I homeschool! LOL Ok, so that is the quirky side of me! 🙂 Hang in there! I only have 1 that I am homeschooling now, and it is sometimes like moving Mt Everest to get ANY work done, but I am grateful for this time and know how fleeting it is. Enjoy the moment and treasure it. Be blessed!!! 😀

  20. Thank you so much for this. I’m definitely in the midst of burnout. I’m trying to homeschool a 12 year old girl and take care of a 4 month old girl at the same time while still dealing with postpartum depression. We only just moved to our new home (halfway across the country from where we lived for the last 13 years) less than a year ago and still don’t know many people. My husband works 12 hour days 5 days a week and takes the only vehicle to work 20 miles away so we’re home all day every day. There are so many days where getting dressed is the only thing we accomplish because I just can’t handle anything else. Thank you for letting me know I’m not alone. Of course God is with me all the time but it’s nice to know I’m not the only mom who doesn’t have it all together.

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