Finding me time when you homeschool?

@LLWolf (119)
United States
September 6, 2010 10:48pm CST
This is my third year homeschooling my nine year old son and I find it very rewarding but mom needs some me time! My son is ADHD and we're trying some new curriculum that is especially for children with learning disabilities. The curriculum is great and interactive but it requires a lot more of my time. I love my son and homeschooling is something that I decided would be best for my son but how do you find me time?
2 responses
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
7 Sep 10
I do not homeschool my kids, but I can relate to having a hard time finding time for myself. My kids all have ADHD, so I can understand the time it can take to help them each learn. All of my kids learn in different ways and it takes a lot of time and patience just to get them through their homework some days. In addition, I live a very busy life that is revolved around my entire family and all if their needs...which I put before my own all of the time. My solution has been to wait until the kids go to bed at night, which is by 9:30 p.m. if I can help it, then take no more than 30 minutes to finish up what I need to do before taking 30 to 60 minutes to just relax and get my mind off of the daily grind. I couldn't tell you the last time that I went out for dinner or anything like that, but I don't feel that I need to do that since I have learned to take that hour before going to sleep each night to do something that I enjoy doing. I don't know if this will help you at all, but another thing that has helped both my husband and myself has been for each of us to give the other one day on the weekend to sleep in as long as we want. He gets to sleep in on Saturday and I get Sunday. We not only get to sleep in, we also get up out of bed at our own pace with no expectations as to what time we should be up. Having one day to sleep in gives me something to look forward to each week. So, no matter how stressful the week has been, I know that I have one day coming up that I do not have to get up with the alarm.
@LLWolf (119)
• United States
7 Sep 10
These are very helpful tips thanks. I can relate to a lot of what you said. My family always comes first also. Our son goes everywhere with us so it's been two years since my husband and I have gone out alone.
• Quezon City, Philippines
8 Sep 10
how about including "me time" in your list of priorities? it's really important to have some time to yourself to recuperate. try to insert a regular "me time" in your daily schedule :)