We all have them.
But it can be extremely discouraging on those overwhelmingly hard days.
Lately, my family and I have been in a super busy season.
Of recent our days have been long and hectic. We have homeschool lessons, co-op classes, private music lessons, Japanese language lessons, and math tutoring. These homeschool-related activities have us outside of the house and running around town every day of the week except for Fridays.
One of my girls even has a part-time job!
Additionally, my husband and I are entrepreneurs running two separate businesses.
Last week, my girls were preparing to attend their first semi-formal dance. It became extremely overwhelming and discouraging trying to balance homeschooling and work while dress shopping, shoe shopping, scheduling hair appointments, etc. on top of our regular everyday responsibilities.
One day it just became too much. Attitudes started flaring and tears started flowing.
So we decided that we’d take a few days off to rest and discuss whether we’re focusing on the right things or if are we’re doing too much?
Our schedule is constantly changing to accommodate everyone’s interests and obligations so we have to work together to make sure that our schedule aligns with our priorities and helps facilitate peaceful and productive days.
Homeschooling can be challenging.
You may not be dealing with the busyness of homeschooling and entrepreneurship like my family, but maybe you’re dealing with an unsupportive spouse or other unsupportive family members.
Maybe you’re dealing with an uncooperative child that doesn’t want to engage in learning.
Maybe you’re not sure if your kids are learning enough or whether you should continue homeschooling.
You’re not alone.
We’ve all experienced hard days on this homeschool journey.
If for any reason you’re having a hard time today, here are 15 quotes by inspiring Black history makers to encourage and inspire you.
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