Episode 10: What to Do When Mom Is Exhausted

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Are you tired, Mama? Tired, not just in your body, but in spirit? Whether it is an exhausting day or a weary season of life, there are practical ways to find balance when mom is tired. Deborah Wuehler has learned much on the topic, having homeschooled for over thirty years. She lovingly points listeners in the right direction as host of today’s episode of the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show: “What to Do When Mom Is Exhausted.


Connect with God’s Word 

  • “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11 (ESV) 
  • “The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. . .” (Deuteronomy 33:27a)
  • Psalm 23

Connect with The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine

For more encouragement just for exhausted moms, click on the links to these articles from The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine:

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Connect with Schoolhouse Devotions

Hear more from Deborah Wuehler as she presents “Homeschooling and Rest” on YouTube: 

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Do you have the new and enhanced TOS App? You can access all The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine articles—and more—wherever you go, whenever you need them. Search for homeschooling topics important to you or search for articles by today’s podcast host, Deborah Wuehler. You’ll find curriculum choices, resources, homeschool advice, help, and encouragement. The app content is updated weekly. The TOS App is now better than ever, and it’s free. You can find the TOS App on Google Play or download at the App Store today! Encouragement for Homeschool Moms course cover on Laptop

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Encouragement for Homeschool Moms Course consists of thirty-one short studies including Scripture reading, reflection questions, prayer, and journaling. members also have access to the Parent eBook Library. It is a collection of more than forty eBooks about homeschooling, home and garden, finances, working from home, and much more. 

Connect with The Canadian Schoolhouse

The Canadian division of The Old Schoolhouse® is dedicated to supporting Canadian families both spiritually and academically as they impact their world for Christ. Here are more articles on today’s topic from The Canadian Schoolhouse:

Connect with Upcoming Episodes

New episodes of the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show are released every Monday. Check back right here for show notes and links at Here’s what you can look forward to next: 

  • 4/10/23: Episode 11—“The Socialization Myth Debunked” hosted by Stephanie Morrison of The Canadian Schoolhouse
  • 4/17/23: Episode 12—“High School Grads: What Do They Look Like?” hosted by Christine Weller of and The Canadian Schoolhouse
  • 4/24/23: Episode 13—“Cursive and Copywork” hosted by Deborah Wuehler of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine

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