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Self-Care for Homeschooling Moms

BY: Carrie Henning

September 28, 2020

2 min read

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You’re a homeschooling mom. You work so incredibly hard and you balance so many hats. You take care of everyone around you. We applaud you for everything that you do.

 

You deserve to be taken care of.

 

Self-care is a good thing. Rest and recharge yourself! When you recharge yourself and feel full, you can enter into your responsibilities with more passion and energy. You can’t pour from an empty cup.

 

So how can you take the time and care for yourself through your hectic schedule?

 

Be intentional with caring for yourself

It’s so easy to say that you’re too busy to care for yourself. You have to snap out of this! Be intentional about your self-care and force yourself to do it. Yes, sometimes it feels like you’re forcing yourself. You’re creating a habit! Give it time to feel like it comes naturally and you’ll soon be finding that the intentionally comes automatically.

 

So what can do you for self-care? Well, it depends on you and what relaxes you! Here are some ideas to get you started.

 

Take a Hot Bath

This time of quiet can be so peaceful. Lock the door and relax in the bathtub. You can also play music if that helps you relax or listen to a podcast. I love using bath bombs to relax, too!

 

Take an hour to be alone

Simple. Take time away and just be still on your own. This may look different for each family, but sometimes just stepping away lets you clear your head, focus on yourself, and even just have a quick and intimidate moment with the Lord.

 

Study your Bible alone

As a mom, you probably are teaching the Bible to your children. Are you filling up though? Don’t neglect your personal study time! Spend time in God’s Word, praying, listening to a sermon, journaling, etc.

 

Get your nails done

Seems simple, but this is one my staples for self-care! You can either do this yourself or go to a professional! It’s a great way to feel pampered.

 

Read a fun book

I love reading, and although I’m not a mom, this helps me to relax after a busy work and school day. Find a book from your favorite genre and read before bed each night!

 

Have a date night with your spouse

Yup! Find a babysitter and go on a date with your spouse! Many married couples I know stop “dating” their spouse after they have kids. Don’t neglect this!

 

 

How do you self-care?

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Carrie Henning

Carrie works at LUOA as the Coordinator of Social Communications. She graduated from Liberty University with her bachelor’s in elementary education and is working on her master’s in communications. She grew up in Tampa, FL, and loves reading, writing, and drinking (overpriced) coffee.

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