Somewhere in my third year homeschooling, I was done.
In my heart, I was mouthing the words "help me" as the school bus drove by.
I found myself reacting to kids' squabbles or perpetually irritated that a child wouldn't show interest in his studies, by saying, "If you don't...then you're getting on that bus Monday morning."
I knew I didn't actually want to research the local school's telephone number, but I definitely didn't know what else to do.
I was done.
I didn't have time for me.
I felt overwhelmed.
I was bored by another repeat curriculum.
I did everything as perfectly as I could, but had a feeling it wasn't good enough.
I wondered if I was doing right by my kids' education.
Until I watched a Brene Brown TedX Talk and realized I didn't even factor ME into my life.
What did I even need?
I learned I had to take care of ME to take care of my kids.
Whether you've been homeschooling for one month or twenty five years, you need to nurture you too.