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?
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 […]
As a mom, I think of everything I need to remember and do. No wonder I have a hard time thinking! There’s too much to remember. Creating routines in my day helps to free up my mind for more important things. I believe everyone needs automatic routines in their life. But there is no doubt […]
Ahh the sound of children happily humming while they clean the kitchen. You mean your children don’t happily hum and clean the kitchen? Yeah, neither did mine. Until recently. Admittedly, the happy part is hit or miss. I found a chore tracker that actually works. Once it’s set up, everyone knows exactly what chores need […]
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 […]