Finding Your Tribe When You’re a Homeschool Mom

It is so easy to become isolated as a mother, let alone as a homeschool mom

We spend so much time taking care of other people, we sometimes come last (or not at all). We need connection though. We need to feel not alone. When we feel connected to other people, we are more able to bear the burdens we struggle within our lives. The key to finding this connection and relief is to find people that understand you, love you, and make you feel relaxed in their company: your tribe.  Finding your tribe, as a homeschool mom, is important.

As the parents of a child with special needs and homeschoolers, we have a couple more obstacles in our path to finding the right people to include in our circle. As a severe introvert, I especially find this difficult. I have learned a few things through trial and error and talking with people I trust, and I want to share those thoughts with you so if you are feeling alone, you can start to connect.

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Find Beauty All Around – 15 Days of Self-Care

Find beauty in the every day

Being creative and allowing myself to find beauty in the simple things around me is a sure-fire method of mental self-care for me.  It allows me to remember the little things, to practice looking for beauty even when it’s hard, and to express myself when I’m feeling like I’ve been losing who I am. I hear that’s a common frustration for us stay at home and special needs mamas.

Find Beauty in the every day, all around you. This is a surefire way to get out of negative thinking ruts. Come download your free printable today and catch up with the rest of the 15 day series of easy self-care for special needs moms.
Find beauty – make it a practice today by downloading your photo challenge below!

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Keep a Gratitude journal – 15 Days of Self-Care

A simple gratitude journal

Staying grateful is key in wiring your brain for positivity.  If a gratitude journal is going to end up as just another thing on your never-ending to-do list, try keeping a more simple journal page (like the free one below) to keep around to fill out only when you are feeling the pinch of stress and fatigue.  Think bullet journal style.

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Take a walk – 15 Days of Easy Self Care

Go for a walk!

Getting outside for a walk is extremely helpful as far as self-care goes.  It lowers your stress levels, gets you some fresh air, and helps your overall health in a ridiculous amount of ways!

If you can get out alone, great!  If not, bring the kids in a stroller, or walk circles around the playground while your older children play.  It’s pretty easy to keep an eye on them this way and it’s completely free.  There aren’t many good reasons not to try to make this a part of your day.

This podcast on all the benefits of simply taking a walk will blow your mind!

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Ask For Help – 15 Days of Easy Self-Care

For goodness sake, ask for help already!

Too often we’re afraid to ask for help and don’t see that as plain and simple self-care.  We’re afraid someone will say no for various reasons.  “Will they think I’m just being lazy?  Of course they will.  Ugh…  I’ll just find a way to do it.”

Everyone else is just as busy as you too, right?  Maybe that’s your immediate reason why you just can’t ask for help.

Guilty of thinking everyone will do everything “wrong” anyway maybe?  You don’t have your husband or kids helping because they “will only cause you more work” fixing what they cleaned?

Wrong, wrong, and wrong.  None of this helps you self-care well, and for how long can you run this train on your own without it?

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