A friend asked me; We’re home. What now? She is a working mom who is now thrown into homeschooling and stay-at-home role of mom and wife all within a few days.

I remember when I decided to homeschool our boys. We researched different curriculums. We talked with friends who had been homeschooling for years. We chose the curriculum that we believed fit our family. I planned and organized our school day, our travel, and our fun. All throughout the process, I prayed and prayed more. It was a soul searching process. I didn’t think I could succeed at homeschooling, and I was terrified. The time we put into making the decision and putting the plan together helped me accept that God would give me the strength to teach, fail at times, and continue even when it was hard.

Many of you have been forced into being home for an unspecified amount of time. You could not process and pray. There wasn’t a lot of time to research, plan, and organize. Schools canceled. Work went online. Everyone was home.

I am praying for you all.

Now I want to encourage you.

You can do this!

God is there. Pray. Pray hard! Especially when the emotions rise, and it’s hard to stay in the same room

Make a schedule of what your day will look like.

Schedule every hour.

Take breaks.

Add screen time.

Play games.

Read!

Stick to the schedule for a couple of days then reevaluate. Schedules are made to be remade. Change is good, especially when it makes life run smoother.

And last but not least, HAVE SOME FUN! Schedule in some fun. Do something you don’t normally do. Pitch a tent in the living room, even if you don’t have kids in the house. Order a puzzle and put it on the dining room table. Run around the yard. Do a scavenger hunt. Plan something fun and energy-consuming!

What are you doing to survive through the stay at home?

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