Episode 41: Does Anyone but Me Care about This Chaos?

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Does Anyone but Me Care about This Chaos?

Are you buried so deep in your daily responsibilities that you no longer know which way is up or down? In Episode 41 of the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show: Does Anyone but Me Care about This Chaos? Deborah Wuehler shares practical ways to overcome this paralyzing feeling that can sometimes sneak up on homeschool moms.


Connect with God’s Word 

“Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble of heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” (Matthew 11:28–29)

“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45 NKJV)

“She looketh well to the ways of her household and eateth not the bread of idleness.

Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.

Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates.” (Proverbs 31:27–31)

“From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” (Psalm 61:2)

Connect with The Old Schoolhouse® 

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“Rest in the fact that He will lead each day, and He will show us what is eternal.” —Deborah Wuehler

Connect with Today’s Host

Senior Editor Deborah Wuehler works for The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, has eight children, and has been homeschooling for over twenty-five years. In addition to her editorials and articles in the magazine, you can hear her speak nationwide at select homeschool conventions and read her writings on and the YouVersion app

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“Sometimes you have to set aside that pile of laundry to take one of your children to the cross and pray with them.” —Deborah Wuehler

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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:  

  • 11/13/23: Episode 42—“What If My Reader Is Delayed?” hosted by Stephanie Morrison of The Old Schoolhouse®
  • 11/20/23: Episode 43—“A Thanksgiving Unit Study” hosted by Christine Weller of 
  • 11/27/23: Episode 44—“A Holiday Season of Rest” hosted by Heather Vogler of The Old Schoolhouse®

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