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