I bet I’m not the only one who’s in full homeschool planning and organization mode right now. Since it’s that time of year, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite planning and organization posts.
Getting It All Done: When Homeschool and Housework Collide
This post about balancing homeschool and housework is probably one of my all-time favorites. So many moms feel like they have to do it all. That’s a perfectionistic outlook that sets us up for failure and discouragement. We’ve just started our 12th homeschooling year and I’ve yet to figure out how to get it all done. So, instead, I focus on getting the important stuff done – usually. The rest of it will be waiting when I get to it.
7 Tips to Increase Productivity
I reread 7 Tips to Increase Productivity before sharing it to make sure that I didn’t say something back then that would now make me think, “What in the world? What I crazy?”
Nope. I still stand by every bit of this – including getting up early. I now regularly get up much earlier than I would have ever dreamed a few years ago and I am so much more productive. Even Brianna, who has had to get up early lately out of necessity, has seen the benefits of getting an early start on the day and is trying to turn over a new leaf.
10 Ways to Display or Recycle Kid Art
With a new school year right around the corner (or already begun!), you can expect the kid art to start piling up. In 10 Ways to Display or Recycle Kid Art, I share creative ways to use and share all those masterpieces.
Ten Tips for Organizing Your Homeschool
From mom binders to lesson plans, from homeschool scheduling and planning to finding creative places to store your homeschool stuff, Ten Tips for Organizing Your Homeschool has got you covered! It contains some of my favorite tips collected over our last 12 years of homeschooling.
Ten Great Events to Plan for Your Homeschool Group
If you’re the events coordinator for your local homeschool group or just want to have some ideas to share with your group, check out Ten Great Events to Plan for Your Homeschool Group. This post includes some of our favorite homeschool group activities – some going as far back as our first homeschooling year. What events are you planning with your local homeschool friends this year?
Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.