Sometimes it’s weather, sometimes it’s illness, sometimes it’s simply fatigue. If you’ve been homeschooling for awhile, you’re probably familiar with the feeling: homeschool morning blah.
It’s normal; it’s natural; it’s bound to happen.
But it’s also one of a homeschool mom’s most insidious enemies.
No, I’m not exaggerating.
Unless we learn how to overcoming homeschool morning blah, we will not have consistency and we will not be modeling the cheerful grit we want our students to have.
Read the original post: My Secret Weapon for Beating a Bad Attitude in our Homeschool
Simple Sanity Saver: Repent. Rejoice. Repeat.
To teach our children, we must rejoice.
Our tone and our mood as mothers and teachers matters immensely. Is this life of learning, this life of sanctification a good life or a bore? Is it a good life or a torture? Our demeanors teach our children about life.
The good life isn’t the easy life. We shouldn’t think so and we don’t want our children to think so. How will they recognize the good life? By smiles, laughter, enjoyment, joy.
If we do not have joy, we will not teach effectively the most important lessons. If we do not have joy, God can and will supply it when we ask – it is a fruit of the Spirit. It’s not something we have to gin up – it’s something that comes when we’re willing to forsake our sins, set aside our own agendas, and receive God’s grace, minute by minute.