Celebrating Your Mama Week: Finding Joy in the EverydaySep 18, 2023
Hey there, fellow homeschooling mama in business! I know that being a mompreneur who's also homeschooling can feel like a daily balancing act. Sometimes, it might seem like there's not much to celebrate in a week filled with endless to-do lists and responsibilities. And it’s always easier to focus on what went wrong or what you didn’t accomplish and overlook your wins, no matter how small they are. But guess what? There's always something to celebrate, even on the craziest of days.
In this blog post, we're going to explore seven wonderful ways to celebrate your week as a mama, no matter how hectic it may be.
1. Anything Is Better Than Nothing
Celebrate the small wins, mama! Maybe you didn't accomplish everything on your to-do list, but you did something, and that's worth celebrating. Whether it's finishing a blog post, completing a work project, or simply getting everyone dressed and fed – it all counts!
I recently decided that I wanted to start prioritizing my health and fitness. I decided I was going to get back on the Peloton. This week I only made it on the bike once. Now, I can focus on the 6 other days I didn’t get a ride in, or I can celebrate the fact that I made it on one day more than last week! Anything is better than nothing, mama.
2. Our Children's Wins Are Our Wins Too
As homeschooling mamas, we're not just teachers; we're also our children's biggest cheerleaders. When your kiddo conquers a tricky math problem or reads their first book, celebrate it as your own win. Their successes are a reflection of your hard work and dedication.
My oldest takes skateboarding lessons and he is amazing! He also falls down a lot. But he always gets back up. Fall after fall after fall, he gets back on his board. And it makes my mama heart swell up with love, pride, and a sense of accomplishment. That behavior is learnt and his father and I are his teachers. My child’s wins are my wins too. Not only because I am his teacher, but because when he wins, I win.
3. Saying 'No' to Unnecessary Tasks and Prioritizing Rest and Connection
It's easy to get overwhelmed with endless tasks, but remember, it's okay to say 'no.' Celebrate the times you prioritize rest and connection over busyness. Movie night with the family, a cozy evening with your spouse – these moments are worth celebrating just as much as the busy ones.
Even when it means that your work isn’t done, or you skipped showing up on instagram, or publishing a blog post. It’s ok. My business is a tool I use to create the life I have. Which means that if I am resting, connecting with my family, having fun with them, then my business is in fact working! Celebrate the times where you remembered why you are doing this to begin with and leaned in to rest and connection.
4. Consistency in Showing Up
Being consistent is a mama superpower. Celebrate your commitment to showing up for your family and your business day in and day out. Your dedication sets a beautiful example for your children and inspires others.
Another week of homeschool is in the books and we showed up every day. I am celebrating this! It’s easy to hit the ground running your first week or two of homeschool. And the fact that we are still going strong is something I am going to see as a huge win!
5. Getting Your Work Done, No Matter How Little
We've all had those days when the to-do list seems never-ending. And it’s easy to look at the to-do list and see that we’ve only crossed off one or two tasks. Celebrate the work you get done, no matter how menial or small! Remember everything else you did on top of that work and that should bring things into perspective. You're a warrior, mama!
6. The Effort You Put in to Make Something Happen, Even If It Was Small
Remember, even small efforts deserve celebration. Did you manage to organize a cluttered corner of your home office or sneak in a 15-minute meditation session? That's progress, and progress is worth celebrating.
Getting the kids in the car and taking them out for ice cream? Huge effort. Cooking each kid a separate meal because they all can’t eat the same thing? Huge effort. Reading an extra book at bedtime even when you are exhausted? Huge effort. And each of your huge efforts deserve to be celebrated even if the task itself doesn’t seem to be big.
7. Connection with Yourself and/or Your Spouse
Don't forget about self-care and nurturing your relationship with your spouse. Celebrate the moments when you take time for yourself, whether it's a bubble bath or a few chapters of your favorite book. Also, cherish the moments of connection with your partner; they are the foundation of a strong family.
Now, fellow mama, if you want some real-life inspiration on how to put these celebrations into action, make sure to check out my YouTube video below where I share my personal journey in finding joy in everyday living.
Being a homeschooling mama in business is a rewarding yet challenging journey. It's essential to find moments to celebrate, no matter how small they may seem. Remember, every little win adds up to a week well-lived. So, cheers to you, mama! Keep celebrating, keep thriving, and keep being the amazing mama and entrepreneur that you are. 🥂💪🏼