I’ve seen lots of great gift lists during this Christmas season. Almost all are filled with gadgets and pretties. But, those gift lists didn’t catch my eye this year. Don’t get me wrong. I’m a big fan of gadgets of pretties. When it comes down to it, I’ll take anything sparkly in a little satin lined box or pretty much anything with wi-fi.
This year, the sleep deprived, time-starved homeschool mom in me is coming out. I want gifts that that give me time or that recharge my personal batteries. I bet you do, too.
So, I’m adding my list to the crowd. Here are my time-saving, battery recharging gifts for homeschool moms.
I used to have a lady clean my house every other week. She just did floors, the kitchen and the bathrooms, but the time it saved me was incredible. We are self-employed in the construction industry, so when the economy tanked, the cleaning lady had to go.
As the kids get older and into more things, I am seeing how valuable time really is. Having help with housekeeping would be a huge time-saver for us. I would take a cleaning lady as my Christmas, birthday, anniversary, Valentine’s Day and what ever other holiday present this year!
My daughter is old enough now to stay home with my son. That is a huge, liberating experience! Running to the store really just takes 20 minutes now instead of 2 hours. I can
go to the coffee shop alone run errands in peace. Those things that used to be stressful with kids are actually welcome retreats during my day.
Why not give the homeschooling mom in your life who still has small children at home the gift if babysitting? She’ll love it!
Once a year, my husband gets me a gift certificate to a local spa. It’s usually enough for me to get a massage or facial and a mani/pedi. It’s like a mini-vacation. The time is so relaxing and I leave feeling so rejuvenated and pretty!
The other day on facebook, a homeschool mom asked other homeschool moms what their favorite meal was. One quick thinking mom, said “Whatever I don’t have to cook!” About 40 other moms instantly agreed.
Find out who delivers to your homeschool mom’s house and get gift cards from there. That way, when long division and Greek history have taken way longer than they should have, the family will still get fed.
What about you? What’s on your homeschooling mom gift list this year?