Friday, May 7, 2010


Hey readers and fellow bloggers,

I'm sure you must remember me.
Mama Bear, from liveswearegiven.

It's been a long time since we've touched base.

I'm not posting so regularly right now. AM I?

I'm wondering how you are keeping up?

I for one feel like some days I can just get my oldest schooled and the supper made and I feel like I've accomplished tons.
I haven't been posting on my blog, I honestly don't have it in me right now. Life is just too busy and something has to give.
These last couple months, I've felt a bit of the "homeschool burnout" symptoms. Well a bit of just "life" burnout also. It will pass soon enough.

Whenever I take a peek at your blogs, I'm reminded of our children's similarities.
Also, of our differences.

I've checked out posts of yours regarding preschool, bible time, curriculum reviews, nature studies, you name it, it's all great. You all seem refreshed and moving along smoothly with transitions, for the most part. Thats' one of the differences I just mentioned. The "refreshed" and "smoothly moving along" part.

I know, I know.
The blogs always tend to make it seem better than it really is.
Kind of like T.V. makes you 10 lbs heavier or skinnier (oh, I can't remember), no matter, moving along.

How are you managing to school 1, 2 or 3+ children, all while being tugged and pulled in different directions?

Are you following a schedule? You must be. I'm trying.

I tried to make a schedule during the winter months. I didn't really stick to it. I notice now, that the days scheduled had no time slots for "mommy chill time". funny. not so much.

I've come down with a chest/flu thing this past week which is on it's way out the door as I type, yeah! The reason why it's already on it's way out is because I'm saying YES and NO this week. NO to stuff and people and YES to me. I've probably taken 4 naps this week. That's huge for me. Since the baby's been born I might take 4 naps a month.

The reason why I'm saying this is because I was in "time out" this week.
I almost flipped my lid last week, then the very next day my husband saved me and took our two boys on a day trip, which gave my daughter and myself some much needed time together.

I haven't been pulling back from life.
I've been talking (in my head) way too much.
BTW I lost my voice this week, how fitting.
God just wants to teach me to chill.
How can someone go, go, go and not eventually crash.

This week, I was in "time out".

Ya know, I think I'll just end it here.

End it at, I was in "time out" this week.
Yes I did learn my lesson, for now.
And, am I really going to ever keep up with my life?
Probably not.

I'm OK with that, for right now.

Unfortunately, I'll probably need to be put in another "time out" sooner than I think.
For thinking that I can "keep up".

One more thing I thought I'd add. While laying on the couch resting this week, I watched, I really watched my children. I really didn't have much choice in the matter. I couldn't quite scramble around the house or surf the net for homeschooling stuff that we don't need.

I watched my kids play, talk, try to talk, dance, hug, crawl, sing, chew, read, play peek a boo, look for Daddy and look at me.
I was fortunate to watch my kids be kids.
I'll say it again.
I watched my kids in my "time out" this week.
Thank you God.

Be Blessed,

Mama Bear

1 comment:

  1. Glad to hear you had a restful week. Yes I know we as mothers need to take care of our own needs too. Praying to find continued rest, strength and wisdom in God!



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