Find encouragement for taking care of you, the homeschool mom! Here are some easy habits for getting homeschool mom ready for the day, the imperfect way.
Hubby has been sent off to work with a warm breakfast, the dishwasher is unloaded, the coffee is brewed. The next step in my morning is personal quiet time. I’ve already discussed that in detail in an earlier post, so I’ll move on to the final step. This one, honestly, is the most difficult for me. I’m much more likely to skip right over this one than any of the others.
A Morning Routine: Part 3
For those of you that know me personally, this may be hard to guess, but I am a bit of a tomboy. I don’t really like to shop, I don’t get goo-goo eyes at a new pair of shoes, and I am not usually current on the latest fashion. This is probably one of the reasons God blessed me with all boys. We’re a good match. I have a hard time seeing the point of spending half my morning standing in front of the mirror primping. If I’m going to be cleaning toilets and wiping bottoms all day, does it really matter what I look like?
Morning Routine: Getting Homeschool Mom Ready
But the truth is, it really does. When I send hubby out into the world, he is spending the whole day with women who are dressed in nice clothes, their hair is styled, make up is on, and I’m willing to bet they don’t smell like the Diaper Genie. Now I am in no way excusing workplace affairs, or affairs of any kind for that matter. All I’m saying is, I don’t need to make it so tempting for him!
Again, to be honest, I don’t fit this into my morning routine every day. Probably 3 days out of the work week I am in the bathroom with the make up and hair supplies toward the end of the little one’s afternoon nap. But I am working on it. My incentive for this one, like the coffee reward at the end of unloading the dishwasher, is to put off any time on the computer until after I’ve made myself presentable. I haven’t taken that step yet, but I know that as soon as I commit to that I won’t ever miss that step again 🙂
Homeschool Mom Morning Routine Series
- Part 2 – Imperfect Edition
- Part 3 – Getting Mom Ready
- Survivor Edition – A homeschool mom’s routine with a new baby
- Taking Care of You! The Homeschool Mom
- How to Start a Homeschool Routine
by Kendra, November 2009
I think this is an important step and an easy one to overlook. Often I get up and get going, only to realize I haven’t done a thing with myself 🙂 I have actually made this a bigger priority and you know, I feel better for it and I don’t panic when someone comes to the door during the day!
Oh, my toes hurt. LOL! I really need to work on this. Thanks Kendra! I’m not a tomboy like I was growing up BUT I am so not like a lot of women that love shopping, spending lots of time in front of the mirror, planning what they will wear that day or that week. I put on make up and fix my hair when I am going out but it doesn’t take long at all!! Usually at home I just quickly put my hair up and more and more I am not even putting on make up. It is very hard for me to think about “really” trying to get all fixed up when I am just hanging out at the house. I guess the question I need to ask myself, is my husband important enough to take the little bit of extra time? Yes, he is! He loves me no matter what but it wouldn’t hurt for me to try to look my best for him. So I guess I know what I need to do right now =)
Hey… my friend, Shelley, suggested flylady to me about a decade ago. Her routines really make sense. You can take a peek at her morning routine and modify for tomboy you 🙂 http://www.flylady.net/pages/FLYingLessons_Routines.asp#morning