Yes that is the theme for the latest Homeschool Blog Hop.
How do you as a busy mum, find some time for you?
What's your sanctuary?
I snatch time for myself when ever I can. 5 or 10 minutes here or there does wonders for me.
Free style crafting
I blog, edit photos (of our homeschooling lol), craft, sewing, knitting and watching a movie, reading.
Dress ups and dancing
One of the things that I
like need to do each day is read. I sit down with the girls at breakfast and lunch and I will read a chapter (or two) of whatever I am reading at the time. I will still chat and answer questions with the girls but mostly I like to sit and read. They will finish lunch, put their dishes on the sink and go play and I will sit and read till I’m done. I sometimes feel really lazy because I may sit and read for a good long while, but it’s nice to have that relaxation in the middle of the day.
Building with Lego
I often find that other mums
think I’m weird wonder how I manage being around my children all the time. They are mums who dread school holidays because their children will be home all the time, and “the could never homeschool and have their children home all the time!”
Puppy hair styling
I really don’t mind being with my girls all the time, I have never done it any other way, and I wouldn’t want to send them away every day. I do actually want them with me. This does of course mean that I never shop alone, the only books I get to look at in the library are picture books, I don’t get to go to the gym every day, the last time I went to the hair dresser was when Georgia cut off all her hair, I only know what day it is when I get to see Play School. To some mothers this sort of restriction must seem horrifying but I truly don’t mind it.
Using my phone to take freaky self portraits
That’s just the way roll!
Performing songs with wooden-knife-microphones
But honestly I do get plenty of time to myself. The girls are really independent and will play together for ages with out needing me. If I really wanted I could ignore them for most of the day (and not even have to turn on the tv) and they’d only bother me when they get hungry! lol!
Building a tent and making ‘camp food’
I hate a post with out pictures so I included photos of the girls entertaining themselves while I was; off having my nails done (aka painting my own nails in the bathroom, lunching with the girls (aka texting my sister while eating an apple), working out at the gym (aka folding washing), taking a gourmet cooking lesson (aka making tea)