Spending hour after hour, day after day with your kids can be emotionally draining. It's so important as a mom, especially a stay-at-home-homeschool-mom, that we get a little bit of time alone or away from the kids to refuel. I find I need about an hour in the morning of silence and a strenuous workout about five days a week to be a focused, loving mom.
Usually I wake up around 6:30-6:45 when the aroma of freshly brewed coffee wafts to our room. My sweetheart , who doesn't drink coffee, started making my morning brew this year. I'm so blessed! I get up, make my way downstairs and pour that first cup of coffee. The kids usually don't get up until 7:30-7:45, so I have a wonderful hour of quiet.
|One of my favorite mugs|
We've done most of our morning schooling. The kids are working on math. I'm escaping for a moment. Soon I'll head back downstairs to make lunch. Maybe while they're eating, I'll sneak away to my chair, grab my book and get my 10 pages in.
Some days I just have to roll with it. I guess I needed that extra 1/2 hour of sleep this morning and I should be thankful for it.