Not that it can’t be hard other times of the year, but winter is so gray and so cold and so long.
And, at least in our home, the motivation is so very low.
Sometimes you might even fantasize about sending them back on that big yellow bus.
Some call it a slow down.
I call it homeschool hibernation.
Many more call it a Case of the Februaries.
Whatever you want to call it, we all experience it. You are not alone, homeschool mama.
Do you know what helps me when I’m suffering from a Case of the Februaries? Other homeschool moms. It’s important to have a community of moms to talk to so that you don’t feel so alone.
Over the past two years, I’ve been able to expand my community of amazing moms, thanks in large part to sites like Gifted Homeschoolers Forum, GeekMom, iHomeschool Network, Simple Homeschool, and Year Round Homeschooling.
This February was cold and gray and long, just like the others.
But it ended on a high note.
The high note has had me thinking of this family favorite:
I’m in a book with a bunch of awesome homeschooling mamas from iHomeschool Network and instead of making you say BANANA, we are going to help you on your worst homeschool days.
This book is a pick me up. It’s like a big ol’ homeschooling hug.
I promise it will help you with your next Case of the Februaries.
I celebrated the very last day of the very worst month by ordering my own copy. I cannot wait ’til it gets here.
Cait co-hosts The Homeschool Sisters Podcast and is co-founder of Raising Poppies, a community for parents of gifted and twice-exceptional children. Cait is also founder of the Family Book Club at My Little Poppies, a fantastic community of book-loving parents and the Gameschool Community at My Little Poppies, a vibrant community of gameschoolers.
Cait is a contributing writer for Simple Homeschool. Her work has also appeared on The Huffington Post, The Mighty, Scary Mommy, GeekMom, and many others. You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram
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