If you are in a stressful time or a very busy season, it is perfectly acceptable, and indeed preferable, to take a holiday and simply rest. Let everyone stay in comfortable clothes, watch some fun holiday movies, and breathe. Take a bath. Rub lotion on everyone’s feet. Ask a grandparent or other family member to let your child celebrate the holiday with them. As a well-seasoned homeschool mom, it is clear to me that taking time to rest is as important as being prepared for making your life holistically educational. And that teaches something too: balance, self-control, and trust in God. He can and will provide all that is needed educationally, and otherwise, when you take time to rest.
Malia Russellis an author, home educator of six children ages 5-27, a grandmother to two children, an author, conference speaker, and the director of www.homemaking911.com. Her primary ministry is encouraging and empowering mothers and home educators to seek God’s Word when facing challenges and encouraging women in their Biblical roles as wives and mothers.
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