We have a lot of hats to wear, don’t we? We cook and clean, teach and train, nurture and attend. We have plans to make and gatherings to organize. And some days just getting through the day is all we can manage. How can we possibly be getting it all done?
“How do you do it all?” This is a question I am asked often.
How do we keep up with the house, parent our children with intentionality, and teach math and history? Let alone nurture our marriage, work on extra projects like blogging or gardening, and find time for personal care?
How do I do it all? Well, that’s actually an easy question for me to answer.
I don’t! And neither should you.
Shifting Our Thinking
Does that surprise you? I think in this fast-paced culture, especially in the Christian homemaking and homeschooling circles, we think we need to have it all together. We need our homes, relationships, and home schools to match those pinterest-perfect images we see every day. Because all the good moms are doing that.
Ladies, we need to shift our thinking from “how can I do it all” to “how can I do the most important things with excellence?”
When we start to look at techniques, tips, and approaches as great tools in our toolbox – things we can adjust to make them work for US and OUR homes – it takes the pressure off and puts our thinking caps on. Time and task management are all about prioritizing and problem solving. Great tools are what makes it come together!
When I finally made that shift in my thinking, everything changed for me. This domestically challenged mama went from paralyzed and discouraged to empowered.
How, you ask?
*** Psst…. I’m going to be talking about this a LOT more at the FREE Homeschool Fitting It All In Summit that starts April 30th! REGISTER NOW! ***
3 Steps to
Doing it All Doing the Important Things With Excellence
1) Keep the big picture
Remember that God created you and put you here — with these relationships, resources, and situations — and that He has given you all you need for life and godliness. He cares about these things and will help you manage them effectively. Trust that!
2) Prioritize well
Most likely you know what your top priorities are. Is your day or week reflective of that? If not, start there. If you have this dream of an amazing urban garden or really want to declutter the garage, but you need to get a more reliable routine going for daily devotions, put first things first. Multitasking is overrated sometimes anyway. 😉
3) Find the right tools for your toolbox
It can be too easy to cast our net and fish around in the plethora of tips and ideas for the one that sticks. Instead, I recommend finding a few great resources and really focusing on making those tools work for you.
If you’re looking for encouragement and tools, I have just the resource for you and it’s FREE!
This spring, I’m pleased to be a featured speaker with Homeschool Summits for the Homeschool Fitting-It-All-In Summit, a free event hosted online this April 30-May 5. You can watch my interview on May 3 at 12pm PST / 2pm CST / 3pm EST. I hope you’ll join us! You can register now at HomeschoolSummits.com.
If you ever feel like you’re spinning your wheels, trying to stay on top of all the choices and activities that come your way as a homeschool parent, then this is for you. It’s a week dedicated to helping you decide what matters to your family, create a workable homeschool plan, and keep your path centered on the eternal – even when life happens.
Most importantly, each video from this event will focus on the truth found in God’s Word and the hope that lies in trusting in Jesus Christ for today and for the future.
All of the video interviews with speakers (like myself) bring a Christ-centered focus to these important steps on your way to learning how to fit it all in:
- Charting Your Course: Learn how to change your perspective to match God’s view as revealed in His Word.
- The Homeschool Game Plan: Get insight into academic necessities and how to make sure they can realisticallywork out in your homeschool.
- Home Management Strategies: Find out how to keep household duties running smoothly in the midst ofschooling, and come away with specific action items to make changes beginning tomorrow.
- Building Your Team: Discover the beauty of a family working together to build God’s kingdom and how to keeprelationships healthy for maximum joy from parents down to little ones.
- Eternal Priorities: Reorient yourself to stick to the mission of following Christ, leading your children to Him, andinfluencing others for the Gospel
The entire event free if you sign up by April 30th, and in addition to the video content, you’ll also get access to an easy-to-search online vendor hall (with exclusive discounts and freebies) and a private Facebook group to connect with speakers and other attendees.
I encourage you to sign up today for the Homeschool Fitting-It-All Summit for a week of valuable wisdom and Christ-centered hope so you can conquer your homeschool overwhelm.