Even a job you dearly love can be draining and exhausting. Even though I love being with my kids and teaching them everyday, I’m tired. I find myself lingering in the car a little longer than necessary after a solo run to the grocery store. I’ve been day dreaming about silence. And I’ve been bone tired. It’s just a very tiring time of my life. It won’t always be this way, and I wouldn’t wish it away for anything…but it’s tiring all the same.
When we were living closer to my parents, I would occasionally get a free weekend to get a project done or whatever I needed to do. Now that’s not the case and I am finding myself in need of a refresh. That’s why Wild + Free
could not have come at a better time for me. Wild + Free
is a new conference/retreat dreamed up by one amazing homeschool mama, Ainsely Arment (@ainsl3y on IG)
She wanted a weekend for tired mamas to get together, relax, enjoy one another’s company, and listen to some great speakers about homeschooling.
Ainsley also created these amazing monthly bundles for any and all homeschool families. I was honored to be a contributor for the first one and for some coming up in the future. It’s a monthly subscription and it’s full of inspiration.
I’m pretty much over the moon to be up at 5:30 this morning packing my bags!
(photos: Wild + Free)
I have felt like doing things like this is so important for moms my whole mamahood. Really. It’s important for us to take time for ourselves too. Everything we have is poured out into our kids, our homes, our husbands, school, friends, everything! We need a refuel…a fill up…a refresh button so we can have something to pour out again. Why?
- because we need time alone, it’s good for the soul
- because it’s good for our husbands to be alone with the kids too…they get to see what we do all day
- because pretty soon we’re depleted and have nothing to pour out but a short fuse
- because we need to have an identity outside of our kids
- because its good for our kids to see us taking care of ourselves
- because we’ll miss them and we’ll come back loving them all the more
If you need me this weekend, I’ll be in Virginia Beach…refreshing. Have a great weekend, mamas. I hope you get some time to refresh too.
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Can't wait to hear about your weekend! So happy for you that you were able to get away. I hope you're starting your week with a refreshed heart!