Jamie Martin, editor of Simple Homeschool, also blogs about motherhood at Steady Mom
I woke with dreary eyes. The thought of the day ahead seemed pretty bleak.
At breakfast time I pulled out our latest read-aloud (an activity I usually love), thinking I’d rather go to the dentist than proceed.
But I plodded ahead through gritted teeth–I have a job to do after all, my inner drill sergeant announced–the result not at all inspiring for any of us.
We would have been better off that morning with a Sparkle Story to listen to over breakfast, a cup of warm tea for the mama, and a few extra minutes to regroup and plan peace for the day ahead.
Ever have a day like this?
Homeschooling can be hard enough, but I sometimes find I make it even harder on myself by falling into negative patterns or mindsets.
Here are a few ways you may be doing the same.