The alarm rings and you roll over, hit snooze, and pray that hint of nausea goes away with every second on the clock that ticks until the next ring.
Mornings just arent the same anymore. Remember that extra energy you had? Where you could do arts and crafts all day, mop the floors, and take a load of clothes to the laundromat? Well for some proud preggo moms, its just not the case. It may be this way for some through out almost the whole pregnancy. Don’t feel like homeschooling is just out of the question for the next 9 months, because your body is going through many changes.
Theres good news for mothers looking for a way to homeschool and endure the joys of pregnancy!
There are some steps you can take to make homeschooling easy while your stomach may be feeling queasy! I was chatting on facebook with a dear friend of mine and she gave some excellent advice on homeschooling when you have those sick moments, I will share what I have learned from others and through experience with you all in hopes that you can benefit.
1.) Take it to the bed.
Yes, I know that the bed is for sleeping but some preggo moms spend a lot of time in bed due to the extreme sickness they may feel and some pain, back pain and pelvic pain can keep you down but not out. Remember the love and innocence children have and their nature to nurture. The perks of homeschooling is that we can make our days and plan for later if need be. So, curl up in bed and practice some reading, and open a discussion from your bedside. Review previous lessons or do spelling words, simple lessons for an easy going day. Use this time to get extra up close and personal with your children. Even explain pregnancy and what you are going through, our children understand and will love some family discussion time.
2.) Smells good, feel good!
My mother in law told me recently, as I was in bed with the morning sickness– also known for me as all day sickness– blues. To light my favorite candle or incense smells which promote positive energy and a since of good feelings and well being. Also, let the fresh air in, especially in the early morning, something about the air is just so right… maybe less pollution! Take the children for a nature walk and let the fresh air do you some good. I know for me personally its something about fresh air that feels great and makes me ready to enjoy my day. Besides during pregnancy some of us recieve the blessed super power of sensitive smell and have to learn how to handle it.
3.) PMA all day!
Positive Mental Attitude. If you tell yourself “I’m going to have a bad day..” “I can’t do it..” then chances are you can’t and won’t have a good day. You will live up to your story. Wake up with PMA (not like you have PMS , and tell yourself “I can, by the permission of Allah” “I will strive to do my best today inshaAllah” and you will feel a difference, because your thinking is different.
4.) Team work.
As moms, we do a lot, but some days we cannot do it all. With every pregnancy I have had I am reminded of how thankful I am to have a supportive husband. I don’t mind the fact that in the morning, if I am real sick he makes breakfast and he has the children ready for the day. Don’t be afraid to ask for help, grandma can come homeschool or if youre part of a homeschooling co op, that extra support will be a life saver! Friends, family, and that phone call can be that motivation for the next 9 months.
5.) Take the day off
From one mother to another! Recharge those batteries and get a fresh start the next day.
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