I had to run to the store for a few supplies yesterday and as I drove home, I realized how much better I felt.
There wasn’t anything special about the outing – in fact, three months ago I probably wouldn’t have given it a second thought – but these days I seem to savor every “normal” moment I can get.
Everywhere I look there’s an endless supply of closure announcements and COVID-19 updates…
Staying informed is important but I’ve realized that the uncertainty of everything comes with a whole lot of stress and anxiety.
And I can’t allow myself to become consumed with worry. It’s not good for me and it’s definitely not good for my kids.
I want to be very careful about how I teach our children to respond to stress.
So I’m doing everything I can to keep our days as predictable and NORMAL as possible…
For them AND for me.
So because my “normal” is writing emails, sharing things on social media and designing powerful teaching tools, that’s what I’m going to keep doing.
And because “normal” for my kids means learning, reading and playing at recess, that’s how they’ll spend their days… albeit at home now.
As you go through these next few weeks, I hope you can savor those small “normal” moments too.
And if you’re homeschooling your kids right now, here’s an editable schedule to help you keep things organized!
I’m sending you so much love!
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