Written by Jamie Martin, editor of Simple Homeschool and founder of Steady Mom
How are the days rolling along in your home?
We’ve been unraveling what appears to be a long string of…blah.
Nothing really bad, you know–but nothing really good either.
Just kind of chugging along because that’s what we have to do to make life work…chug along.
When I consider my family’s purposeful words, surprisingly “chug along” doesn’t make it to the top of the list. And yet occasionally each of us find ourselves stuck in a rut.
I think homeschooling families can especially identify. Last year I read A Mother’s Rule of Life by Holly Pierlot, a book about creating rhythm and routines for your day.
Though its main purpose is to figure out how to bring peace and order to your home, I love that the author (a homeschooling mom herself) has this to say:
“If the whole family got stressed and developed cabin fever, as can happen when you homeschool, I included as part of my Rule the ability to drop everything, and spend the day doing interesting science experiments or getting out of the house for a change of pace.
My family’s personal needs came first.“
Obviously I’m not the only one who has ever found herself in this spot, which brings me to our question for the day:
How do you break out of a rut? Have you figured out a strategy to avoid ruts before they start–what do you do when you find yourself in the midst of one?
The winter weather definitely has had a hand in our rut-making, and thankfully the sun has been peeking its head out more and more often the last few days.
Yesterday we scrapped any resemblance of structure and headed to the hills for a morning of sledding (I feared for my life a few times, but ruts definitely began breaking in front of my wind-blown eyes!).
May this weekend unveil the beauty and creativity we need to shake things up a bit and remind ourselves why we love what we do and who we really do it for.
Be blessed this weekend – and ruts be gone!