Oh Mommie! If you were in the work force, you'd be on maternity leave already! Is there someone close that can take your kids for a day or two and let you rest - and nest? You need naps and time to put your feet up and dream and pray.Mommie25 wrote:Well I am expecting baby number 3 now in 10 days and I am homeschooling my daughter Morgan who is 7 and we are doing 1st grade and I have another daughter that will be 3 in December.
I feel so guilty about it but i just feel like i don't have the energy to put into it. My daughter can't sit still for anything and loves art, science all hands on stuff but learning to read not so much which in return leaves us both frustrated..i so recognize that she is a different learner and I want to find ways that embrace her style of learning so that she loves to learn and finds enjoyment in it..i just need help in finding ways to do this..
Also any encouragement that things will get easier and it won't always be this tough! lol I know once the baby is born and i can get back on a routine and get my body back and i feel like getting out and taking the girls places and doing things it will help out ALOT..i just want to know that I can do this and not eventually give into that nagging voice in my mind that i just need to send my daughter back to school...because i know in my heart that is NOT the best for her..please tell me i am not the only one who has felt like this...:(
Everyone goes through doubts and frustrations. Lately my health issues keep me from doing everything I feel I should be doing, but I have faith that homeschooling is my responsibility and that God will help me through. Fact is, we don't have school everyday, but we do have school every week. There is teaching and learning taking place -- and I'm learning in the midst of it. I've learned through the support of this board to give myself a break when I need it. Somebody's comment about considering how many years I have to teach my child versus this short time of struggling helped me put it into perspective. And sometimes the bookwork is not the most important part of training a child -- showing them that we can persevere and do our best even when things aren't going our way is a very valuable lesson.
Please be encouraged that you are not alone, and that your feelings are valid and normal, but that you absolutely will get through this season, and good will come out of it for you and your children.