Special thanks to Mommy Time* for this month's giveaway.
One of those challenges involves parental self-care.
Allocating time and energy to nurturing one's body and soul is as essential to success on work and school fronts as sunshine is to plants. Unfortunately, self-care (like sleep) is too frequently backburnered by all parents, most especially working homeschoolers.
In the coming years, as our population grows, I predict that savvy entrepreneurs will opt to reach out to working homeschoolers alongside stay-at-home parents of young children. It's only logical since our needs overlap. Just like all parents of young kids, we working homeschoolers could use some hands-on help to free us up to exercise, get a massage, and socialize a little with other parents in an inviting atmosphere.
Mommy Time in San Antonio offers that sort of collegial atmosphere for parents--and a great play space for kids. I know this because, thanks to Mommy Time, I got to hang out with some of my favorite local bloggers last week. Our crew is a great mix of work-at-home moms, some of whom homeschool, too. Together we took a yoga class and followed it with light massages.
Do we not glow in this photo? (Special thanks to Amanda of ARG Photographs for all images in this post.)
If getting a bit of exercise with friends (and maybe meeting new friends) sounds like something you'd enjoy--and you live in the San Antonio area, I have a special giveaway just for you.
Mommy Time USA has offered up a goodie bag of items for new moms (including a darling black-and-white print Udder Covers breastfeeding cover in the Marilyn print that would make a fantastic gift if you're past the "nursling years") along with a gift certificate to try three classes of your choice.
• You must be a San Antonio, Texas-area resident.
• The giveaway registration closes on Friday, October 25 at 5:00 PM CDT.
• The winner will be announced on the HWHS Facebook page later in the week.You'll need to pick up your prize from Mommy Time (Address: 1723 N. Loop 1604 E #110 Telephone: (210) 848-4019).
Leave a comment below and tell me why you'd benefit from some "mommy time."
Best of luck, everyone!
P.S. The new How to Work and Homeschool Parents' Discussion Group is up-and-running now along with the regular Facebook page. This week I added a new Amazon store, and don't forget our Pinterest board!
*FCC Disclosure: In exchange for this post, I was provided complimentary classes and a sampling of services by Mommy Time USA. All opinions expressed here are my own.