How to Look After Yourself as a Homeschooling/Unschooling Mum; No 3


Get Connected.

If you are totally overwhelmed with homeschooling or unschooling, connect up with others. I hear this a lot from Mums who are isolated and who are not in connection with other people. I think community is so very important, even if you are physically a long way from any one else. Use the phone, the internet, Skype. Don’t tough it out and isolate yourself, connect up with others and make time to chat. Even if it is for twenty minutes. Being at home all the time with children can be tiring, so make time for adult conversations so that you can feel more connected in the world and refreshed, there is only so much lego you can stand on….

There are lovely people out there to connect with who are also in the same position as you. Or even just talking to an adult friend for a short time can really help you feel sane!

Do your best to get connected.


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