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Monday musings

It’s back to Lockdown 3, here in the U.K. , back to parents being thrown in the ever so exciting “online schooling”, while also working and trying to do the other hundred billions roles that we all usually do. Here is some Monday motivation , in case you need it :

“In the realm of homeschooling and parenting , social media – fuelled pressure can feel particularly pronounced .”

Isn’t this so true? I do think it’s much more pronounced during lockdowns in particular , when we are spending much more time with our gadgets and checking in on Instagram and Facebook and seeing what everyone is up to and how their homeschooling , online schooling is going during these challenging times.

I think it’s always good to remind ourselves , even more so now than ever , to never ever ever get Distracted by what others are doing ( am including myself here ) . You look at how others are home educating , parenting and how they are rocking online schooling and multitasking , their beautiful laid out tables with engaging arts and crafts and various exquisite curriculums , and you suddenly start feeling very inadequate , combined with feelings of guilt , that , well, your homeschool / house / doesn’t look like theirs . You want some of that “magic “too and assume that if you just followed their magic formula, your homeschool would turn like theirs. The reality is that “ the fishbowl living of social media has put an entirely new spin on keeping up with the Joneses . It’s made it all to easy to lay someone else’s perfectly contrived picture over your home like a template. But you can’t just copy- paste your way to success” .

So don’t feel guilty , put those fears away and remind yourself that – my homeschool is not supposed to look like yours and yours is not supposed to look like mine . Stop looking at your deficiencies and what you or your children are not good at . Walk a different path and own it – the one that is right for your family ❤️


Published by ivushka1985

I am a Bulgarian Muslim Home schooling Mama of 5, married to a a British Bangladeshi , residing in the South West of England. I blog about our home schooling adventures, travels, the ups and downs of motherhood , parenting books and children's book reviews.

One thought on “Monday musings

  1. Jazak Allah Khayr! It reminded me of this:

    Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Look at those below you and do not look at those above you, for it is the best way not to belittle the favors of Allah.”

    Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 6125, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2963

    Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim


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