There are some moms who are content to be stay at home, homeschooling moms. Their husbands can provide for the family, and they don’t have to work. Since homeschooling and managing a home keeps a woman plenty busy, they choose not to work. Yay for them! I’ve never had that situation, and I probably would still choose to work even if I didn’t have to. I have that internal drive that pushes me to create and achieve.
And then, of course, there are the majority of homeschool moms who work from home —they need to earn income either because they are the sole provider or because their family budgets need a bit more padding.
I’ve been a working homeschool mom ever since Emma started Kindergarten; that’s 11 years now. (I worked outside the home prior to those years, teaching at a public middle school in Florida.) Based on my experiences as a working mom in lots of different situations, I am writing a series of blog posts to explain the landmines that can ruin your work from home dream, drain you of energy, and stall your money making possibilities. Of course, every situation is different, but these ways of thinking and acting are universal no matter if you are a single mom, a married mom, a mom of one, or a mom of many.
Five Mistakes that Will Derail Your Dream of Working From Home as a Homeschool Mom
- feeling guilt
- unrealistic expectations of your children and yourself
- not teaching your children how to be independent
- ignoring self-care
- negligent time management
This series is part of the iHomeschool Network Homeschool Hopscotch. Click the graphic to see more.