Thursday, March 13, 2014

Restore Workshop *Giveaway* for Lent with Elizabeth Foss!


A beautiful online friend of mine, Elizabeth Foss from In the Heart of my Home, has teamed up with Joy Messimer to offer a wonderful Restore Workshop during Lent.

Elizabeth is a Catholic homeschooling mother, blogger and author who's light shines through cyberland to many of us through her blog.  This course is designed for women of all faiths and denominations who have struggled with burnout and want to restore their souls during Lent.

We are so excited that Elizabeth will be offering one Little Acorn Learning reader a FREE spot in this amazing six week program (a $65 value!).  We know so many of you are busy mothers working so very hard to provide your children with a beautiful childhood.  You deserve to give yourself the gift of self-care.

In order to enter to win a space in this class for FREE, please leave a comment on this post telling us your name, location and what you are struggling with the most at this time in your life or what you hope to get from the workshop.

We will then choose a random winner on March 15th (a day before the workshop begins) and announce it here on our blog.

Best of luck to you all!
xoxo

What is the Restore Workshop?

The Restore Workshop is a six week online course geared towards adult women who have struggled or are struggling with or want to avoid burnout. It is for any woman who wants to nurture joy within her life and the lives of those around her. 

What content can I expect?

Each week is full to the brim with helps and tools. In Week 5, which falls during Holy Week, there will only be quiet time meditations each day.  There is a daily quiet time encouragement each day of the workshop, seven days a week. Each week has one podcast with writers and mothers who have struggled with burnout themselves. Elizabeth shares three in-depth essays per week, exploring the tools we must use to restore ourselves to His vision of us. Also included in each week’s content is a tutorial for creating something related to the topic of the week, something to lift your spirits and invite beauty into your lives.  Along the way, we hope you will be delighted by special gifts from our hearts to yours, like a place to journal and beautiful quote and verse printables to print out and hang. Perhaps most importantly, you will have a chance to converse and talk with your fellow participants, and with Elizabeth throughout the course, in a private, encouraging, and restful place, learning from and sharing your journey with others. 

46 comments:

Rachel said...

As a homeschooling mom of two and student midwife. I could really use the restore workshop!

Thatmom thosekids said...

I would love to win this. I am at a point in my life where I have been struggling with burnout and trying to find that place where I know my purpose again.

Beth Perea said...

How amazing! Its been a long winter here in Wisconsin, and I am struggling with feeling exhausted and burnout with homeschooling my 3 boys. I am looking forward to finding a place in my life that fulfills His greater purpose for my family. -Beth

Stacy said...

I am a homeschool mom of three with a new baby due anyday now. I am hoping to use the workshop to help me relax, savor lent and remain prayer during the season.

Stacy said...

I am a homeschooling mom of three, with a new baby due any day now. I am hoping to use the workshop to relax during this time, savory lent and remain prayerful during the season.

Corah Webber. said...

Corah from Iowa here. This sounds like something that would help me a great deal right now. I've been struggling with health problems for 18 years and the past year I've gotten a great deal more ill and was diagnosed with Lyme Disease. We started homeschooling our 2 kids 2 years ago and it has been a really big struggle for me to deal with. We made the choice to put one of my children back in school 2 weeks ago, while one is still at home. I feel beyond disappointed with my health and failures with homeschool and could really use some encouragement.

Magnolia Hill said...

I am one of the pioneer homeschool moms, still teaching two of my children. I have a baby granddaughter on the way. I will be teaching her, as well. Outside the home I teach art classes. I love Little Acorn and Elizabeth Foss' work.

Anna said...

I live in Newtown Ct,I have been a single mom for the past 10 years of 2 well adjusted, capable children. My oldest is a senior in High school and we are all preparing for her to leave the nest. I have had a lot of trauma in my past and her impending departure is bringing a lot to the surface of my consciousness. Self care is what I need to do to process the past and the future, and I am not good at it. I am hoping the Retore workshop will offer some guidance and suggestions. Thank you!

Debbie said...

My name is Debbie and I live in Washington State. I am a 25 year veteran in licensed in-home childcare. I am also the president of one of the states childcare association. I struggle with giving, giving and giving and would like to make some time for myself. I need to be re-centered and re-focus on what is most important and would appreciated some help for you and God to finding that 'center'. Thank you.

Heather said...

I have been struggling with exhaustion this winter after the birth of our 6th child. As Spring arrives, I am hoping up make a few positive changes to help rejuvenate myself and my family. This workshop will be a great start!

Donna Marie said...

My name is Donna Marie and I live in NW NJ. I am the mother of 10, have a new baby, homeschool, and I constantly have to re-invent the wheel to have balance and order in my life. It is hard not to be overwhelmed, teach from a peaceful place, make do with less, and keep up my prayer life. I feel like my family's whole world depends on me being in balance.

Elizabeth said...

this homeschooling mom of four would love this! I love Elizabeth Foss and her writing.

Mama Ruck said...

This was just what I needed this morning.

claudia ceppi said...

I thought burnout its going to be a long part of my existence, just part of being a mom. When my daughter was born, it was exhaustion due to lack of sleep. Now that she is 3 1/2, my brain just is not as sharp as it use to be. I run on full automatic during the day. At night when I am looking forward to go to sleep I can't, my mind is going miles away non stop. So the next day go back to automatic and so on..

Paige M said...

My name is Paige, and I'm in KY. Currently I'm struggling with keeping down the clutter, and balancing my own needs with my children's sense of urgency in their own needs. Winter seems to be a demanding time for all of the above. A restore workshop would help us all get back into our swing and enjoy the coming spring! Thanks for a chance to win :)

Bethany Jirak said...

I'm a mama of six and I feel a little bit like I started this homeschooling year burned out, so I'd love to learn how to restore!

x-hail griswold said...

This is my 11th year of homeschooling my four kids. For many reasons this has been the most challenging year yet. I've never really felt like throwing in the towel, until this year. I would love the opportunity to have some quiet time to restore the joy!

T said...

A stay home mom to three under the age of 6 with a 4th baby due this summer. It's been abnormally cold here in Virginia this winter and has left me in a lot of pain because of a chronic medical condition I have. I am still trying to get my house back in order after a major surgery I had 1.5 years ago that left me out of commission for 6 months followed by a deployment for my husband. It's been really rough here the last few years and I am feeling discouraged, burnt out and overwhelmed with just general day to day life and finding a rhythm again.

Yessenia said...

Its so easy to get overwhelmed in this journey! thank God for those people who share their knowledge...angels in our path! I am a proud mother of a 5 year old girl ( although she thinks she is 15 years old!!!Lol) Will cherish an opportunity to Restore!

Lauren Kindle said...

My name is Lauren. I live in Easton, PA. I have two kids, age 4 and 7. This winter has been a time of very low energy for me. I haven't found the energy and motivation to keep up with the arts and handwork and rhythm that I used to do. I'm feeling very overburdened by simple necessary housework like laundry. I hope to get some quiet, inner nourishment from this workshop, and a time to figure out what my priorities are.

Heidi Margit said...

What a great opportunity to restore during lent. I could do with some restoration (!) while studying for my recertification IBCLC exam and caring for my teenage sons.

Best of luck to all!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for doing this! I always appreciate Little Acorn's ideas and freebies ... I'm Jamie from PA and and probably most struggling with being a good example to my family ... I do not feel like I bring out the best in them. I want to, I know I need to rely on God for this, but I still am really struggling. God bless you!

Angela Wells said...

My name is Angela and I live in South Carolina. With 4 kids, one with special needs, and homeschooling I just feel like I can't keep up and am definitely feeling overwhelming burnout right now. I would love to be part of this workshop for a time to restore that joy and enjoy some peace in my chaotic life

Rose said...

My name is Jenny and I'm from Arizona. We are likely going to begin homeschooling our oldest in the fall (our 3rd is on the way in a few weeks) and I would love to participate in this as a kind of preemptive tool so once I'm in the thick of home education I can recognize when I am heading towards burnout.

Sara said...

My name is Sara and I live in the UK in Somerset. At the moment I've sort of lost my way, I have two daughters age 6 and 3 and I feel like I need to reorder the way things are working but I just don't have it in me.I'm currently a stay at home Mum and I'm conscious that I am at a point where I could be working again in some form but can't find my direction.

katiemama said...

I am a stay at home mom of three little ones under six and we just started homeschooling this year. The area I am most struggling with right now is self-care. At the end of the day it often feels like I am just one more person I have to take care of instead of seeing te care of myself as a gift I can give my family. I live in canada. I would so love to win!

Nina said...

I am having a hard time finding time for myself. At all. Without jamming it with things I "have" to do. Sigh

Lucy said...

I'm from Pennsylvania, a mom of 3, soon to be 4! I'm hoping to find balance before the new baby arrives.

Lucycontest at gmail.com

Gae said...

My name is Gae I am mama to 12 children and I live in Australia.
We rarely get access to workshopps so this online one would be great.
Burnout.....we are struggling with crippling financial problems and have experienced many spiritual attacks lately especially in the last two weeks these have increased
I would dearly love to win this so I can be there for my family and not give into the overwhelming stress and worry I face each day just trying to live my life and put food on the table
Thank you
God Bless
Gae

Lena said...

I'm Lena from Cali. I'm seeking to prepare my heart for an upcoming life change. My family will be returning to a more traditional way of living. I pray to cooperate with His grace and stay rooted in His peace & joy. I'm sure this wonderful resource and community will help me along this journey -- RESTORATION ALL FOR!!

Rose Wickler said...

My name is Rose and I live in Pennsylvania. I am a mother to two, homemaker, urban homesteader, plus I have a job. I find that I usually don't have time to accomplish everything I want within the week. Let alone have the time to finish creating projects or read. I am in need of help with time management without the stress!! Thank you for the opportunity to win a spot in your workshop.

Jennet said...

This workshop looks wonderful! I would love to be able to participate. I think what I am struggling with most right now is finding balance. Thank you for the chance! featheredneststudio[at]gmail[dot]com

Anna Wills said...

As a homeschooling mom of a 6-year old and a 23-month old (who climbs on everything) I feel overwhelmed at times. My family runs a small family farm and we provide pastured meats to about 45 local families. From morning to night I work just to keep up with everything. I am trying to find an appropriate balance between farm and family life. This workshop would help me center myself and find my purpose so that I can be a good wife to my husband, mother to my children and farmer to my family and friends.

Katie N said...

I'm a stay at home hoschooling mom in need of prioritizing the important things in my life! I would love to take time to focus on how to restore peace in my heart, home, and family! !

Anonymous said...

I am a mom currently working with children in an early childhood setting and would absolutely gain so much from this workshop. In the past two years I have been carrying the weight of being a support to someone struggling with serious health concerns. Though I have learned a great deal from this struggle, it has left me absolutely depleted and looking for a way to once again regain my own health - physical, mental, and emotional. My spiritual health is stronger than it has ever been, but I need to find a way to once again accept joy and love into my heart so that I can open to giving it fully once again to all the lights in my care.

Jennifer said...

My name is Jennifer and I live in Southeast Kentucky. I'm currently struggling with isolation and distraction from the Internet. I would love to win a spot in this workshop to help me reset my priorities towards serving God and my family.

Corrine said...

I'm a homeschooling mom of three with one graduating this year. I've been fighting burn out for the last three years and yearn to restore some balance and peace into our home. I've been praying for a giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I am struggling with burn out on self care and inner work, which as a wife and mother, always seems to trickle down through everything in the household! I am ready to turn inward for some restoration after this looooonnnnngggg winter in Maine! Famgraham@yahoo.com

DL said...

I homeschool my two little ones here in Tx. I love the thought of a wholistic approach to restoring Mamas, starting at the Source, the only one who can ever fill our cups as mothers, teachers, caregivers, friends, wives, etc. I am in a season of needing some extra refilling and this workshop seems like an amazing idea.

Victoria Velting said...

My name is Victoria I and I live in northern Michigan. I would love to have more tools and support as I help my six year old with the transition of a divorce.

Anonymous said...

I am a stay at home mama to three boys...six counting my dog and husband. ;) I struggle with gentle firmness. I am just struggling really. :( I hope to restore hope and laughter with my kids and husband. I want them to see my love for them and see HIM. I need to wipe that discouraged and tired scowl (I am sure they see) off my face and just show love.

Anonymous said...

oh, i posted anonymously just now and didn't leave my name or e-mail. i am the tired mama of three boys with the dog and husband. ;) linsey mrscook5@me.com

CS Designs by Heather said...

Hi! I live in Dallas and homeschool a 10 year old girl and 4 year old boy. I teach in our co-op and also have a graphic design business. Sometimes I seem to lose my sense of self because my focus is solely on my kids and husband. Everything I do is for them and I feel overwhelmed at times wondering if I am doing all I can to school them and raise them the best way I can

Amy Weber said...

Amy from Lancaster, PA here. Am I too late to post here -- the story of my life! Thank you for this opportunity! I'm the homeschooling mother of a beautiful 6-year-old girl and an energetic 4-year-old boy. I also provide care for a few other children throughout the week. The death of my son at 29 weeks and the recent death of my mother have left me floundering -- a bit of dark night of the soul? Yet, I see the wonderful gift of my children and would appreciate a little help in this season of Lent for a rebirth of myself.

MBCW said...

I thought I had commented before, but don't see it. I am a homeschooling mom of four really struggling with balancing my needs with the needs of all my little ones. The Restore workshop sounds perfect! Thanks for he opportunity.

Maureen said...

Would love this during Lent! I'm a stay-at-home mom of four in Alexandria, VA. Struggling to balance the family's needs, my volunteer obligations at the church and my children's school, and a sweet baby girl who only wants mommy! I feel so tired, overwhelmed, the house is a mess -- and I so want to be a more calm, centered person, to be a better model for my four daughters.

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