Help! I Need Somebody – The ABCs of Homeschool Encouragement

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Yes, I do need help. It took me F.O.R.E.V.E.R. to realize it, and even longer to admit it.

I was raised by a single mom, she somehow managed to move our family of four to the United States, put herself through school while working 3 jobs at times, buy a home, and start a business, before she turned 30.  Those are some crazy shoes to fill. Can you say high expectations?

She rarely asked for help, and she was always exhausted. Are you exhausted? I am. I even wrote about it here.

Help! I Need Somebody - The ABCs of Homeschool Encouragement

Asking for help is not easy for some of us. Especially for the obsessive control freaks like me.

Today, I not only want to encourage you to ask for HELP but to offer it freely. You may be rocking this mothering-slash-homeschooling life, but keep in mind that some of us are not. There are some of us struggling to keep it together, struggling with the housework, struggling with bickering kids, struggling to get dinner on the table. Struggling with feeling inadequate as wives, mothers, Christians, teachers.

The Bible commands us to help one another.

Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

Galatians 6:2

I was blessed by two amazing ladies when I began this journey. Before I had the courage to ask, they offered to make our family a couple meals, another offered to take the kids of off my hands for a couple hours a week and even offered to do my laundry!

The word of God even promises our selfless deeds will not be forgotten.

God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.

Hebrews 6:10

Get out there friend, open your eyes, and look for that momma that is in desperate need of some encouragement, and offer some help.

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What are some ways you have helped a fellow homeschool mom?

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5 Comments

  1. Asking for help is do hard to do. I’m not a single mom but, a mom with special needs and I am always exhausted. I feel guilty asking other for help as everyone always seems so busy. I should get over it and ask for help more often.

    1. Author

      I have the same problem, it’s hard to ask. We’re all so busy, but we need to remember that other people are often blessed by being able to help someone else.

  2. This is so important! I try to help new moms with meals so they don’t have to cook when they’re exhausted with a little baby. I wish I could get help in the form of a housekeeper. 🙂

    1. Author

      That is awesome Melissa, honestly cooking has always been my biggest stress point and helping new moms is the best. I’d love a housekeeper too!
      Thank you for stopping by!


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