Homeschooling and Having The Mother of All Meltdowns

Monday’s are normally all about homeschooling. Today really in all honesty is no different. However, I felt like any homeschooling parent can relate to The Mother of All Meltdowns book review that I’m going to share with you courtesy of the authors of this book.

My Own Personal Meltdown

There are many moments when I feel like I’m going to have The Mother of All Meltdownsir?t=tidbitofexp 20&l=as2&o=1&a=B00FKZLGM6 while I’m homeschooling my kids. They test my patience everyday at least ten times each in some form or fashion. They make me feel like I’m wasting my time trying to teach them. There are some days when I truly wonder if I’m doing the right thing even attempting to homeschool them.

I’ve literally thrown my hands up in the air and screamed like a banshee to get my kid’s attention. I’ve stomped my feet in total frustration.[egg id=”5″] I’ve had my eyes feel like they are going to literally burn out of my head in anger. I’ve pulled my hair on both sides of my head and screamed at the top of my lungs to get the kids to shut up.

ONLY to have them look at me and laugh their tail ends off LITERALLY!! They think Mommy mad is hilarious! It does break the tension. It does put us on even ground because they know that I am frustrated with them on this whole homeschooling journey we’re on. My meltdowns may not give me the total desires I’m seeking, but for some reason it does give me the chance to reign in my kids enough to get our next lesson taught and done. (No, this is NOT an everyday occurrence. It may happen more like once a month to where I’ve reached my ending point with all the stress of keeping everything going and not having everyone working with me.) 

Then I take them to a local park in our area. They are given the chance to work with some adults to help create a big huge acorn for the parks art event. It wasn’t a planned event and only my boys were offered the chance to help. The boys impressed the adults working on the project with the amount of knowledge they had. The boys used explicit behavior. They made me proud to be their home school teacher and mother.

About the BOOK The Mother of All Meltdowns

So  when I was given the chance to review The Mother of All Meltdownsir?t=tidbitofexp 20&l=as2&o=1&a=B00FKZLGM6 I was super stoked. It’s a book in which 30 wonderful bloggers tell us about their own mother meltdowns that they’ve had in their lives. We all have them. We just may not all want to admit that we have them.

Mothering is not for the weak of heart. It’s not for someone who can’t juggle a world of activities in their lives. It’s definitely not for someone who isn’t prepared to go against the planned events. I also feel like it’s not for someone who can’t learn the fine art of tuning out NOISE and I mean lots of noise!!

This book reminds all of us mothers that we are far from alone on this whole mothering journey. None of us are exempt from having days, months, or even longer periods of time where we wonder what the hang we got ourselves into. 

Then something they do that is super wonderful reminds us why we had our little blessings. They give us their own special unique hug, smile, or even little kiss and it brightens up our day. We hear their laughter that warms our hearts. We see them reach a new milestone in life and know we helped them get there. As a mother, I gain a lot of pride seeing them accomplish so much. I’m thrilled to see them happy.

Kids teach me just as much as I teach them. Yea, they may laugh at my meltdowns, but they also get a glimpse of what they look like when they are having their own meltdowns. Together we learn that those meltdowns are really NOT a productive way of getting what we truly want. They sure do make us feel better when we’re having them though. 

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Do you dare to share your mother meltdown with me? 


Disclosure: I was given this book in exchange for an honest blog  book review. That in no way shaped my opinion of this book.



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I'm Crystal. I'm married to Dale, and mother to Johnny.Some might say that my life is perfect because I get to do all the cliché wife things like cooking, cleaning, and decorating - but there's more! I also have many hobbies including needlework (crochet), sewing, and reading. My son's education is important, so we homeschool him together.

17 comments on “Homeschooling and Having The Mother of All Meltdowns”

  1. Thank you so much for reviewing the book, and for letting us all know how you related to it. No doubt about it, we ALL have our moments.

  2. My daughter laughs at me too, when she’s in trouble and I’m having a complete meltdown! It drives me crazy and makes me wonder what I’m doing wrong! I think that’s why I’m so glad to be a part of this book…it helps us to realize that we’re not crazy! Thanks so much for your honest review!

    • Ginny,
      You’re more than welcome. I totally love the book. Glad to hear that your kid laughs at you too. 🙂 At least now we both know we’re not doing it wrong. 🙂

  3. Thanks for sharing your meltdowns with us! You are on the short list for sainthood for home schooling your children!! So glad you liked the book!

  4. Thank you so much for the awesome review, Crystal! I am so happy you liked the book and wish you all the success in the world with homeschooling. If I can return the favor at any point, please let me know. 🙂

    • Crystal,

      You and I are connected in several ways already online. I appreciate you sharing your story in the book. Thank you for the good will wishes on homeschooling my kids. Granted, I vent about how hard we have it some days, but in all honesty, we have many great days with homeschooling too!! We love the freedom it gives us.

    • I totally did enjoy the book. Thanks for adding your meltdown in the book. It definitely helped mothers like me know that I’m not a terrible mother because I have a bad moment in parenting.

    • Our meltdowns are definitely not pretty! I have to admit reading this book made me feel so much better as a mother and about life. It helped remind me why I love my kids. One of the reason why I love so much.

  5. Wow, can I relate! I have been know to have my share of meltdowns, especially while homeschooling LOL! This looks like a great book.


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