In any given day, a homeschool mom carries the responsibilities of so many important things, from keeping food in the house in order to feed the family three meals a day and endless snacks, conquering mount washmore, wiping urine off the floors and walls (if you have boys), refereeing sibling sprawls, kissing boo-boos, potty training, rallying the troops for the tasks at hand, and the list just keeps going on and on.
The truth is that mothers are weary from ALL the things.
Now add the burden of education on the shoulders of a mother of multiple children, most of which who could still be dependent learners, and you have a formula for burned out homeschool mothers who have lost their joy in motherhood and homeschooling.
Yet, there is a passionate reason hidden deep inside her being that beckons her to continue homeschooling her children, even though every fiber in her body screams to throw in the towel and put 'those children' on the big yellow bus that tauntingly drives by twice a day tempting you of an easier way.
The problem is that homeschool moms balance the roles of being the one teacher, manager, and director of a whole lot of important things with emotional decisions made in the moment of overwhelm and frustration.
Without pre-determined time decisions and a clearly defined schedule and routine in place that is designed to empower a child to take ownership of their actions all day, every day, the weariness causes the mother to go by the seat of the pants, resulting in endless friction from the never ending commands and directions of do and don'ts.
This endless cycle of emotional decisions results in battle of the wills that only adds fuel to the flame.
Without any idea of what to do differently, a homeschool mother feels the weight of her day from the time her feet hit the floor to the moment her head lays on the pillow. Overtimes, this weight results in falling asleep crying or sleepless nights of stress, worrying over things you don't know how to change.
I'm speaking from personal experience.
That's why I became a student of Charlotte Mason's original writing and diligently worked to creating The Homeschool Framework that takes the parental philosophies of Charlotte Mason and fits them into a workable homeschool system for today's homeschool mom.