What’s your biggest homeschooling challenge?
I’ve been thinking about that question a lot the last few days. It’s hard for me to share just one challenge, because, well, there are a lot of challenges.
Challenges aren’t necessarily a bad thing. They help us grow. And change for the better.
They can also discourage and overwhelm us, if we’re not careful!
How we choose to perceive challenges in life (homeschooling, and other wise) is a huge factor in whether we succeed or fail, overcome or give up, thrive or consistently struggle.
Honestly, I struggle in a few areas in the homeschooling arena.
It’s a struggle to keep a good attitude on tough days.
It’s a struggle to keep my priorities straight.
It’s a struggle to feel a sense of accomplishment.
It’s a struggle to “get it all done”… and to discern what “it all” should actually include.
It’s a struggle to get enough rest and “quiet” in my days.
It’s a struggle to spend enough quality time with my kids.
It’s a struggle to find time to cook every day.
It’s a struggle to give myself grace when I just can’t quite measure up to the Super Mom I wish I could be.
Yeah, I struggle.
But I’m changing.
So slowly changing.
Asking God to help me weed out the unnecessary things in my life so I can focus on the eternal.
Asking- pleading- that He can take this hopelessly flawed life of mine and use me to shape five little souls into vessels for Him.
Yes, I’m asking the impossible.
But He can do it.
So I keep
struggling pressing on.
What’s your biggest challenge as a homeschooling mom?
Kristy Howard is a pastor’s wife, second-generation homeschooling mom of five, and a passionate believer in friendship, coffee, and quiet time! Kristy writes about motherhood, ministry and life at KristysCottage.com.