Are you free?
As in … are you free to occasionally do something just for you?
Free time can sometimes feel like a mirage for busy homeschool moms. There’s just soooo much that you have to do (even in the summer!).
But making sure you get free time as a mom is super duper important!
In fact, I would be willing to bet that any homeschool mom who makes it more than two or three years homeschooling without burning out has figured out how to fit free time into her day.
Without free time, you’ll find that your stress is higher, your tolerance is lower, and your patience is non-existent.
As your planning your school year, please …. PLEASE … plan some time in for yourself! If that means you do one less project, read one less book, or do one less fieldtrip, that’s okay!
The difference it makes in your home will more than make up for whatever you leave out!
This past week, I took a chunk of free time (5 days!) and celebrated my 20th wedding anniversary with my awesome hubbie, Josh.
During our trip to Costco (because that’s TOTALLY part of what you do when you’ve been married for 20 years and have free time!), I saw my FAVORITE early readers.
Of course, I had to stop and make a video for all of you!
In this video, I talk about how I used these readers to help my beginning readers, and I share some of the ones that we’ve loved.
(I also make it tougher on the Costco employees part way through the video … can you catch what happened?!?)
Free time and early readers … pretty awesome!