Dear Worried Homeschool Mom,
I just have one thing I want to tell you. It’s the message of hope I share whenever I get a chance.
You CAN Do This!
You can do this even when your dirty dishes and laundry stack up.
You can do this even when your kids go crazy.
You can do this even though tempers flare.
You can do this even though your home is in crisis.
You CAN. I know it seems hard to believe on your down days — but Mom, you are not ever alone. God is always with you, and you can take comfort in knowing that other moms across the world are struggling right along with you. None of us is doing it all perfect either! We struggle, and we probably share some of the same struggles you have.
It might look like everyone has it all together, but that’s because we are all hiding the struggles and showing the world the happy parts. Every mom has or will have private struggles you know nothing about. And in the meantime, we (just like you) keep pressing on with this homeschool thing. Doing our best to carry out God’s calling on our lives. He’s got this. I’m so glad!
Isaiah 40:11 saysHe tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
- I sing. That’s right. I belt out those old hymns and new choruses at the top of my lungs. It helps. Go ahead — try it.
- I pray. That’s the Sunday School answer right? But it’s still the truth. Prayer helps.
- I read my Bible. In fact, that’s why I just started Bible in 90 Days again on Monday. I need to immerse myself in God’s word and this particular reading plan is the one that most often helps me make it happen.
- I get outside. I love to be outside surrounded by God’s creation. I love to hear the birds singing, the animals rustling around, and the chatter of little boys on a hike in the woods. It’s refreshing. And the sunshine’s good for me too!
You CAN Do this Mom.
I became at mom at 22 and now have 6 blessings.
Monica Pruett says
Great tips Amy! Thanks for your encouragement.
Amy Blevins says
You are welcome! I am so glad you were encouraged.
I was 26 and I now have 2 children.
Jennifer Altman says
Our images both say “you can do this!”… drew me to your letter! Great job !
I was 26, and now we have four kids, the youngest is 3.
Diane Wheless says
I became a mom at 19, on my 1st year wedding anniversary. I have 4 children total, and 9 grandkids. I am currently homeschooling the grandkids (after homeschooling my 2 younger kids) and loving every minute of it!
Rebecca R says
I became a mom at age 26 and then again at 29. I have 2 kids, as well as 2 ‘angel babies’
Lisa Sharp says
I would love to win one of the prizes in the Bless A Mom Giveaway! I was 25 when I had my first baby and I now have 3 wonderful children.
Gigi Lynn Frentz says
I became a mom for the first time at age 22 and have six living children (and lost four).
Sharon H says
Thank you for all of the encouragement! It is such a blessing!
SarahBeth Newton says
Moms are always in need of encouragement – thank you!
I was 29 when I became a mother!
Olga R Gonzalez says
I’m a veteran homeschooler, had two daughters, now they are homeschooling their kids. Life is good, but GOD is great!
Thank you, Amy – we all need a cheerleader from time to time and this post really cheers us on! love the tips you share, they really are helpful and it’s so good to hear them from a fellow homeschool mom.
I was 28 when I became a mom and now have 3 kids.
I have 4 children. I had my first when I was 20, my last when I was 34. One beautiful granddaughter now, too!
I had my first two when I was 30 and my youngest two when I was 31. They are my only four!
Heather McKenzie Carter says
I was 23, and I have 10 beautiful children <3
I was 29 when I first became a mommy and I have 2 boys.
Became a mom at 26, 10 1/2 months after we were married. We now have 3 and are hoping to adopt one day!
Became a mom at 29 and now have 5 kids.
I was 38 when I was blessed with my beautiful daughter!
Thank you ! ❤️