The time for blogging is past due so I thought that I would squeeze some time in my schedule to make a posting this morning while the kids are being good.
Many changes have occurred since my initial post: I have moved to another state and have begun to homeschool my older son.
In just a short time, choosing to homeschool has already become a great reward for my family. My son’s attitude is more positive, he is eager to learn and pays attention; and from what I have observed to be most apparent is that his confidence has skyrocketed, making him socially outgoing and excited to make new friends.
Every week, he attends soccer practice and is part of a Lego league which he attends every other week.
As a teacher and a mom, I have to be disciplined and consistent, but nothing has been more fulfilling than to spend wholesome time with my son and to watch him learn at a rate that I have never witnessed in his first two years of attending public schools.
I am happy that my family and I have made the decision to homeschool.
Life at this time is anything but simple. From motherhood to our professional working lives, we easily can become overwhelmed that we neglect the most basic task: to take care of ourselves. The implications of stress and how it potentially can affect our overall well-being is worsening. According to the American Psychological Association, 52% of Americans have reported of stress related illnesses which, from 2009 of 47%, seems to continue to rise.
When observing a mother’s life, the causes of stress can be clear: poor diet, sleep deprivation, and anxiety while a few can suffer deeply from the lack of confidence, motivation, and willpower. I, however, will do my best to post positive messages that, I hope, can change and help mothers just like me.
As a mom of two young children, it is a challenge to maintain a healthy, stress-free lifestyle. I am far from perfect, but I have made some changes that have helped me to have energy and to cope with daily stress.
Thank you for reading.