While society may think that homeschooling kids never have opportunities for social interaction with other children their own age, homeschool kids are VERY social and are VERY socialized. Homeschooling moms are very intentional about making sure their kids have plenty of time with their friends. They make time for their kids to hang out with their friends because moms know how important that is for them. However, homeschooling moms don’t apply that same intentionality to their own friendships.
Moms, we need to make friend time a priority. It is an essential to homeschooling.
We can’t do this mom thing alone. We certainly can’t do this homeschooling thing alone. We need the helping hands of friends to put out fires and clean up the messes. It is important we cherish the good times together and share in our friend’s joyful times. We need to carry each other when the burdens are too heavy. Together, we can claim Victory. We are stronger together. “A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken” (Ecc 4: 12).
When this COVID-19 quarantine is over, promise yourself (and your friends), you will make the time for friend time.
- Make Mom Night Out’s a priority.
- Keep those impromptu coffee dates.
- Attend a women’s bible study.
- Start a women’s prayer group.
- Go on hikes together.
- Join a mom’s book club.
- Take a class together.
- Organize an afternoon tea.
Whether you are a working mom, stay at home mom, single mom, a homeschooling mom, or all of the above, it is important to carve out time each week or at least each month to laugh, cry, eat, play, and pray with friends. Intentional friend time is essential!
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Join Carrie in Part 7 & 8 as she shares the 7th and 8th Essentials: Family Time and Friend Time. Carrie shares ways to create cherished memories during Family Time (outside of school time) and reasons why moms need Friend Time to build much- needed relationships.