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?
At the beginning of this year, I made the decision to back off on homeschooling and learn about my child. We didn’t enroll her in another school. What did we do that whole year? Why did we do that? Read on friends. Why Did You Decide Not to Homeschool This Year There are a lot […]
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 […]
One of the hardest parts of educating many children is the problem of the toddler. What to do with this little bundle of energy. Let them run free and who knows what they are going to get into. This problem is not limited to homeschooling. What if you have something you need to do? A […]
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 […]
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 […]