I have been struggling trying to find the perfect schedule. I will think I have it and then something changes. A new baby, no more naps for the toddler, but more than anything else it’s me that changes. I thought that I just lacked discipline. When I mentioned that to my husband he actually laughed, […]
So you’ve been hearing a lot about this Bullet Journal thing and read a bit about the benefits of using one with your students in your homeschool. But…how? I have been using Bullet Journals with my 3 students (5, 7, and 9) for about 6 months now and have 10 tips on how to make the […]
I have 5 children. My hubby and I are readers. We want to raise readers too. But how do you keep your little readers away from your beautiful copy of Pride and Prejudice and promote reading as well?
What? Washable toilet paper? That sounds weird…and gross. The first I had ever heard of such a crazy thing was when I was 15 listening to a missionary describe her time in a third world country. There are places where people don’t use toilet paper? How can you live without toilet paper? I promptly forgot […]
I want to be more productive. I want to create healthy habits. But there is something stopping me. Me! I will grasp at the littlest excuse to not do something I know is good for me. Like following a routine. I know that my day goes so much better when I follow a consistent […]
Toys. Parents have a love/hate relationship with these seemingly innocent things. On the one hand parents love their children. They want to bless them with exciting and interesting things. On the other hand, parents love their children. They don’t want to feel murderous as they step on yet another Lego. What’s a parent to do? […]
This post may contain affiliate links. How to make a printable schedule Once you have your piece of the schedule that never changes and an idea of what routines you want/need in the house, it’s time to put it all together to make a possible (I won’t say easy) to read piece of paper everyone […]
The previous posts I wrote on scheduling look lovely on paper. But what happens when you actually try to implement them? I know that in the long run, it works out. However, it can be really frustrating living in the now. We have had morning and evening routines for a long while now. But with […]
If you haven’t already done so, read part one of this series. I create routines based on what I need to get done, when. The basic steps to creating a routine are: * Decide what needs to be done * Write it down * Post it somewhere accessible to all What routines should I create?
How could my family benefit from a schedule or routine? When you have a schedule, everyone knows what is going to happen and when. This creates a feeling of security (or dread in the case of laundry day). This is particularly important when you have many children or young children. Toddlers, for example, thrive on […]