Although I gave up official homeschooling for the time, I've ended up having to "homeschool" in the afternoons, because a couple of my kiddos are struggling in school. I guess my attitude is, if I am going to be teaching them anyway, I definitely don't want to teach them math/reading after they have been up since 6:30 a.m. and at school for 6 hours and I'm now supposed to teach them more when they get home. What happened to Kindergarten being a time to learn your colors, letters and numbers? Now if they aren't reading when they walk in the door for the first time, they are behind. And on the other end of the spectrum, used to be that we could just memorize multiplication facts or read a book and be able to answer questions that make sense. Now, everything is "abstract" as the teacher told me the other day. Yes, 9 x 4 = 36, but lets break it all apart and find out why. My child can tell you the product of all the multiplication facts, now he's having to go backwards and learn how to break apart the numbers at least 3 different ways to tell how to get that answer.
So, I'm still wearing the homeschooling hat, I also have the privilege of wearing the hat of pastor's wife which includes a whole realm of "busyness" on it's own. The hats of small group leader, worship leader/administrator, women's ministry director, chauffeur to all my kids extra curricular activities, conference speaker, and of course the two most important hats I wear of being a wife and mother. I have always prayed for God to use my life in a mighty way. I pray that my life is making a difference in all the areas that He is allowing me to lead or be a part of. I have my moments, like everyone else, where I just feel like I don't think I can make it through the day, but I lean heavily on my life's verse of "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." Phil 4:13
I love the hats that the Lord has given me to wear. I see it as an honor that He has entrusted them to me and it's a privilege to do life with all who take part in each of these areas!
If you're having one of those days that you don't think you can handle, remember that the Lord wants to give you the strength, wisdom and direction to get you through. There have been things I have had to say no to as well, so make sure you are only doing the things that God would have you do. No matter how many hats you are wearing, please remember to spend time with the One who will one day place a crown on your head! He loves you so much and desires to be your number one priority!