This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure statement for more information.
Where’s My Zen: Homeschooling and Exercise (Episode 8)
When you become a mom, things change. Exercise isn’t what it used to be… and your body isn’t what it used to be. Things change and that luxurious gym you belonged to decades ago is a thing of the past. Exercise feels out of reach. You find yourself doing yoga in the living room over a laundry basket, desperately searching for your zen. Or, you have a child by your side, commenting on the yoga faces you are making… or pretending to be your spin instructor…
… and sometimes, you might find yourself afraid to go biking at all! It’s hard enough to make the space for exercise as a mom, but when you add homeschooling to the mix things get even trickier!
September is National Yoga Month! To celebrate, Cait and Kara want to support you where you are with exercising by giving away one of our very favorite workout shirts featuring our favorite saying: You’ve got this! And you’re going to want to keep reading to find out more!
(Psst! If you are enjoying our podcast, we’d love it if you could head over to iTunes and rate the show- it helps other homeschooling moms to find us.)
Listen to the podcast:
Links from the episode
- Great Instructors Yoga Journal: Live at the San Francisco Conference (3-disc set)
- Inspired to Action (Kat Lee)
- Jillian Michaels BodyShred
- Jillian Michaels No More Trouble Zones
- Namaste Yoga
- Personal Training with Jackie: Power Circuit Training
- Shiva Rea Yoga in Greece
- The Barre Method: Dancer’s Body Advanced Workout
- Tracy Anderson: Mat Workout for Beginners
- YogaGlo Online
Yoga Resources for Children
- Kids World Yoga
- Omolulu: Yoga for Children
- Rodney Yee Family Yoga
- Storyland Yoga: Yoga for Kids and Families by Playful Planet
- Shanti Generation: Yogi Skills for Youth Peacemakers
- Yoga Kids
Yoga-Inspired Games and Equipment
- Kids’ Yoga Deck
- Memory Yoga
- MindUp Curriculum
- My Daddy is a Pretzel
- Yoga Garden
- Yoga mat for kids
- Yoga Pretzels
- Yoga Spinner Game
Children’s books about yoga and mindfulness
- A Pebble for Your Pocket by Thich Nhat Hanh
- Calm-Down Time (Toddler Tools) by Elizabeth Verdick
- David and the Worry Beast: Helping Children Cope with Anxiety by Anne Marie Guanci
- Dharma Delight: A Visionary Post Pop Comic Guide to Buddhism and Zen by Musho Rodney Alan Greenblat
- Don’t Feed the Worry Bug (A Children’s Book About Worry) by Andi Green
- Don’t Panic, Annika by Juliet Clare Bell
- From Worrier to Warrior: A Guide to Conquering Your Fears by Daniel B. Peters
- Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids by Carol McCloud
- Is a Worry Worrying You? by Ferida Wolff
- Kindness: A Treasury of Buddhist Wisdom for Children and Parents by Sarah Conover
- One Zentangle a Day: A 6-Week Course in Creative Drawing for Relaxation, Inspiration, and Fun by Beckah Krahula
- Peaceful Piggy Meditation by Kerry Lee Maclean
- Peaceful Piggy Yoga by Kerry Lee Maclean
- Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children by Thich Nhat Hanh
- What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid’s Guide To Overcoming Anxiety by Dawn Huebner
- Why Does Izzy Cover Her Ears? Dealing with Sensory Overload by Jennifer Veenendall
- You Are a Lion! And Other Fun Yoga Poses by Tae-Eun You
- The Buddha’s Apprentice at Bedtime: Tales of Compassion and Kindness for You to Read with Your Child – to Delight and Inspire by Dharmachari Nagaraja
And now… a giveaway!!
JJ Rose Creations specializes in customized shirts and gifts. The company is the brainchild of Cait’s friend, Tera, a super-creative mom to three fantastic little people.
We are giving away one of our very favorite workout shirts featuring our favorite saying, “You’ve Got This!”
You can enter the giveaway here:
Now, it’s your turn. Tell us: How do you make time for exercise? Share here!
Make sure you don’t miss an episode
Here are several ways that you can tune in to see what Cait and Kara are up to:
We would love if you could leave us a review on iTunes. Are you wondering how to do that? Follow these instructions:
Do you have a question or topic you’d love to hear Cait and Kara talk about?
If so, send us a message or leave a comment. We love to hear from you!