Homeschooling with Depression

Homeschooling with Depression

If you’ve read my blog for long, you know that I struggle with depression. I feel very passionate about learning to be real with one another so that we can encourage each other on this journey. That is why I share. Can moms homeschool with depression? I’m not here to tell you it’s easy, I’m here to tell you that with God, all things are possible.

I have shared with you a lot of my ups and downs. One of the hardest things for me has been homeschooling my children during periods of depression. So, I’m bringing you this 5 day series in August! I’m very excited about this series, though, I will admit, writing about my struggles has been one of the hardest things I’ve done! But, it is so worth it, so I continue.

Now, before you think I’m going to give you 5 easy steps to homeschooling with depression, I’m not. I can’t. There is no formula. There is no easy answer when someone you know and love struggles with depression. So, I will be sharing with you some truths that God has taught me in the dark times as well as a few practical ideas that might help you brainstorm for your particular situation.

I hope you’ll join me for this discussion because I would love to pray for you, encourage you and hear your ideas as well!

“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up…” 1 Thess. 5:11

5 Days of Homeschooling with Depression

Day 1 ~ There is hope

Day 2 ~ I am not alone.

Day 3 ~ There is good in the valley.

Day 4 ~ I am broken. And that is a good thing.

Day 5 ~ God is bigger{AND a give away!}

**Resources & Links for moms struggling with depression found here. 


3 Years Off of Anti-Depressants

I would love for you to read an update now that I have been off all of my anti-depressants for 3 years and am thriving. God has been so good to me. My mindset has changed. My health has changed. We are never truly hopeless if we have Christ. We have the power of the Holy Spirit living within us giving us the power to make the steps necessary to BE TRANSFORMED.

My Journey Off of Anti-Depressants

My wellness journey & 51 pound weight loss! 

Author: Candace Crabtree

I'm Candace and I'm grateful you're here. It is my heart's desire to encourage you while you're visiting and remind your heart of the truths of God's Word and the power of His love to transform lives. Great is His faithfulness! {Note: this blog does use affiliate links.}

16 thoughts on “Homeschooling with Depression”

  1. I’ll be here, ready to join in! I have a tendency toward depression, and have found myself in that dark tunnel, seeking the light. Thank you, Candace, for this huge step of faith, to discuss this in a public arena

  2. So excited to see this. Very few blogs ever show the not so pretty side of mommy hood or homeschooling. I know I have down days, seeking counseling now to help. Look forward to reading your journey!

  3. Very much looking forward to hearing your perspective as I am walking a similar road. Thank you for being willing to share!

  4. Thanks for your article! What caught my eye was the photo!!! I live in Paraguay, South America and that picture looks like it could have been taken here! It’s beautiful! And the verse is such a comfort!!

    1. Caroline, this picture was taken in Belize!! So cool! Our church has a ministry there and I have been several times on mission trips. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!!

  5. Wow. What a wonderful series this will be! I have struggled with depression and anxiety and it is a very scary place to be. Thank you in advance for opening yourself up to us and allowing others to learn and glean wisdom from your experiences. It can be paralyzing and a very lonely road. I will be praying for you!

    1. Emily, thank you for commenting. I’m so glad you made your way to this little place and were encouraged. It has been my heart to share about my struggles for this very reason, we need each other and we need to hear we are not alone!!

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  8. Thanks for that article. I am bi-polar but have had a very supportive husband and kids all the way. At 40 I started taking medicine and between that and years of working harder to accomplish more even when eating was an effort at times, God has graciously helped me to get all the way to the beginning of grade 11 for my oldest of four kids. It was a journey but I do believe depression can help your prayer life. My oldest wants to be an evangelist/pastor and people tell me often that they expect God to use him greatly. THAT is God because for years I wanted to run away and let my mother-in-law raise my kids as I was convinced she would do a better job. Anyhow, praising Jesus with you that our Saviour specializes in helping the emotionally damaged. He takes us in our broken state and He cares so much!

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