They Warned Me!
When I started homeschooling I heard several veteran homeschooling parents discuss homeschool burnout. I’ve experienced burnout before so I assumed that I would be prepared if it were to happen to us. I was wrong! It crept up on us so fast!
It lasted from mid-January through early March and I’m still feeling the impact of it today. It started with being cooped up inside during rough winter weather. We were craving a change to our routine. We felt stuck. Many groups and play areas began to raise their restrictions again due to Omnicron. We felt unmotivated, bored, and I started to doubt whether or not homeschooling was even a good choice for us anymore.
Don’t Give Up Just Yet Because You Aren’t Alone!
I started talking to other homeschooling mothers and noticed that many of them felt the same way. I even reached out to my mom who was a teacher and she said many teachers end up feeling the same way during the start of the year. It felt good to know that I was not alone. I realize this is a part of the learning process as a homeschooling mother. I’m going to try to become better prepared for the future. 5 things helped us during these months.