Encouragement for the exhausted homeschool mom

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Encouragement for the exhausted homeschool mom

Encouragement for the exhausted homeschool mom

Can you really provide encouragement for the exhausted homeschool mom? Can you really know just how tired I am? Do you understand what it’s like to be too tired for date nights with my husband? Does anyone really understand the loneliness of a homeschool mom?

Yes, I can. I’ve been there. My name is Gina Glenn and I’ll be hosting Mommy Jammies Night. I wanted to introduce myself to you and let you know, I understand. 

I’m the mom of four kiddos. They are now ages 17-24 and life is changing for us at a dizzying pace. But, it wasn’t that long ago that I had my littles in my lap. My hairstyle was pony-tail chic. I hope to encourage you with the lessons I’ve learned along the way and get to know you!

Can we be friends?

All good friendships start out with getting to know one another. I’ll go first and I’d love if you’d share with me all about you in the comments!

I’m a mom of four (I mentioned that) and a homeschooler for twenty years. I educated my children with the Principle Approach until they were self-directed. We then switched to a form of Living Books education, but not a strict Charlotte Mason.

My oldest child is finished with college and lives (too) far from home. The next two are college-bound in the fall and the “baby” is still homeschooled.

I’ve written a primer on the Principle Approach which you can find here. I’ve been a mentor in the Principle Approach for 15 years.

I am a Christian and I love to share the love of Christ with others.

Chocolate and salty chips are my weakness. Scripture is my kryptonite.

Mommy Jammies Night and encouragement for the exhausted homeschool mom

Nine o’clock on the second Tuesday of each month rolls around and you might ask yourself, “Why should I stay up and listen to a podcast?” I get that. You’re already tired, right?

You come to the gathering for a little self-care. You come to be encouraged and lifted up. That’s the intent of Mommy Jammies Night and I’ll be hoping to see more of you there!

Until we meet on our next Mommy Jammies Night (note: a date change!), I want to leave you with a bit of kryptonite of your own.

“Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother. When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Dear woman, here is your son,” and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.” John 19:25-27

See how Jesus cares for moms? He cares for you and loves you. Meditate on that today.

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