How to Look After Yourself as a Homeschooling/Unschooling Mum; No 2


Be nice to  yourself.

This applies to everybody. If I am not nice to myself as a mother I am not really nice to anyone else around me. So this means listening to what I need to do for myself. So this can  be anything as simple as making time to jump into a candlelit bath at night, to going for a walk at some point in the day to taking time to meet a friend, or cooking something really lovely for myself. Carve out time for yourself and give yourself permission to enjoy that time and as best as you can. Have some time away from your children. You will come back refreshed you will be a better parent for it. I know that over the years I have struggled to give myself permission to do things on my own but when I do I am better for it.

Be nice to yourself.

How are you going to look after yourself today?


Here is a link to our new book ‘Jump, Fall, Fly’ from schooling, to homeschooling to unschooling.

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About the Author

Lehla is an illustrator and an author of books, she has written for The Guardian. She trained as an actress at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She wrote The South African Illustrated Cookbook, The Lovely Book for Wonderful Women and she illustrated a kid’s book by M.J. Amani called ‘Excuse Me, I’m Trying to Read’ and also ‘I am Me, You, Us and We’ by Caroline Trowbridge. Above all she is a mother to three fast growing kids, she juggles her time between them and working on new books and projects. She has recently co authored with Anthony ‘Jump’, Fall, Fly – from schooling, to homeschooling, to unschooling’ Her art work can be seen at