“Me-time” and the homeschooling mom

Written by Purva Brown of The Classical Unschooler

The concept of “me-time” gets a bad rap these days.

Many associate it with a “spoilt generation” asking for more, more, more. Some consider it selfish.

But I contend that every homeschooling mom needs time for and to herself.

The why of me-time

I remember the first time I mentioned the concept on my Facebook page. The idea got a torrent of criticism. I couldn’t help but wonder if the reaction was more for the actual term “me-time” than for the idea of it.

Perhaps we need a different label.

Maybe we should rename it “down time.” And we should emphasize that this is not time for ourselves in a selfish, me-first kind of way but in a “I’m still available, but I’m recharging my batteries” manner.

Motherhood takes a lot out of a woman. Add homeschooling to that and it’s no wonder we’re tired all the time.

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