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Happier At Home: 3 Ways To Keep Your Homeschooled Teen Happy

There is a growing number of homeschooled students in the United States. According to statistics, there were an estimated 1.8 million homeschooled children in 2012, which is an increase from 850,000 in 1999. Some of these homeschoolers are in the 13 to 17 age range, which can present a few changes both for the parent and the teenager. If your child is about to hit his teenage years, he might find that his curriculum is more challenging than it … Continue reading →

Gain Both Comfort and Cash When You Declutter

If you’ve moved to a different residence a time or two (or seventeen in our case!) in your life, you are probably familiar with how easy it is to accumulate stuff. It’s common for people to say they will never again have so much stuff, only to find themselves in the same position a few years down the line when they’re ready to move again. We gave away 3 trailer loads full of items on our last … Continue reading →

Closets and dresser drawers that have been ignored for however long can be an absolute nightmare. You end up rifling through everything, pulling things out, and making even more of a mess than you started with. If this is your situation, read on to discover the easiest way to organize closets and dresser drawers.

The Easiest Way to Organize Closets and Dresser Drawers

Closets and dresser drawers that have been ignored for long can be an absolute nightmare. You end up rifling through everything, pulling things out, and making even more of a mess than you started with. If this is your situation, read on to discover the easiest way to organize closets and dresser drawers. Tackling Your Closet The best way to start off on the right foot is by removing everything from your closet. Clothing, shoes, whatever you … Continue reading →

Decluttering is a dreaded, but unavoidable, task. There are a variety of ways to approach the process, but sometimes you just want to get this unappealing job done as quickly as possible. If that’s how you feel, you’ll want to read on to discover tips on how to declutter an entire room in one afternoon.

How to Declutter an Entire Room in One Afternoon

Decluttering is a dreaded, but unavoidable, task. There are a variety of ways to approach the process, but sometimes you just want to get this unappealing job done as quickly as possible. If that’s how you feel, you’ll want to read on to discover tips on how to declutter an entire room in one afternoon. Gather Your Tools You’ll need some tools to make this job easier. Be sure to have large garbage bags for trash and … Continue reading →

Raise your hand if you have a toddler or preschooler who refuses to brush their teeth? Let alone twice a day. Forget that possibility! I am actually struggling with this right now with my soon to be 3 year old. She clamps her mouth tightly shut most nights!  I am afraid that her baby teeth will soon rot away if I don't somehow get her to open her mouth for at least a second to get the toothbrush in to get a few quick swipes with the toothpaste.  What's a mom to do?

Tips and Tricks to Get Your Kids to Brush Their Teeth

Raise your hand if you have a toddler or preschooler who refuses to brush their teeth? Let alone twice a day. Forget that possibility! I am actually struggling with this right now with my soon to be 3 year old. She clamps her mouth tightly shut most nights! I am afraid that her baby teeth will soon rot away if I don’t somehow get her to open her mouth for at least a second to get the … Continue reading →

Sometimes our daily or weekly homeschool routines can get a little mundane. If you’d agree that your schedule needs some variety this school year, keep reading. In this article, we’ll share several tips to liven up your student’s curriculum. Put these creative ideas into practice and your child(ren) will be more engaged with your lesson plans. Many of these ideas will leave you feeling much more refreshed, too!

10 Tips to Liven Up Your Homeschool Schedule

Sometimes our daily or weekly homeschool routines can get a little mundane. If you’d agree that your schedule needs some variety this school year, keep reading. In this article, we’ll share several tips to liven up your student’s curriculum. Put these creative ideas into practice and your child(ren) will be more engaged with your lesson plans. Many of these ideas will leave you feeling much more refreshed, too! Homeschool Math Math can be a challenging subject to … Continue reading →

Don’t Forget To Review Your Routines From Time to Time

Creating routines and habits for your mornings are a great thing. They allow you to do what you need to do to move ahead without having to spend a lot of energy and time thinking about it. That’s a good thing. It can also be a dangerous thing when you’ve been focusing on the wrong things and are in the habit of doing things that don’t help you reach your goals. Stop and Ask Yourself an Important … Continue reading →

Before something becomes a habit or a routine, it takes a lot of willpower to make things happen. That’s energy that you will need for other things throughout your morning and busy rest of the day. Yes, it will take some willpower, mental energy, and drive at first to create the new morning habits, but once they are set, it will become automatic like brushing your teeth before bed.

A Productive Morning Includes Habits And Routines

With your new morning game plan figured out, it’s time to not only put it into action, but make it your new morning routine. Why is this important? Because you want to make sure your new plan happens every morning without fail and turning it into a routine is the best way to make sure that happens. Before something becomes a habit or a routine, it takes a lot of willpower to make things happen. That’s energy … Continue reading →

Now that you have a pretty good idea of what you want to do in the morning, what you don’t want to or need to do, and where to find the extra time needed, it’s time to put it all together in a new morning game plan.

Ready For A New Morning Game Plan?

Now that you have a pretty good idea of what you want to do in the morning, what you don’t want to or need to do, and where to find the extra time needed, it’s time to put it all together in a new morning game plan. What Is Most Important To You? The best place to start is with the new set of tasks that are most important to you. Figure out a preliminary time during … Continue reading →

So often we get stuck in a rut or a routine and do things because that’s what we’ve always done. We do it without really thinking about whether or not it’s the best use of our time. It’s Not About Cramming More Things Into Less Time Making over your morning isn’t about figuring out how to cram more tasks into fewer hours.

Determining What You Should Be Doing Is Crucial

Yesterday we talked about finding the time in your busy morning to do the things that are important to you. Today I want you to think about what you should and what you shouldn’t be doing in those first few hours of the day. That’s an important idea to ponder. So often we get stuck in a rut or a routine and do things because that’s what we’ve always done. We do it without really thinking about … Continue reading →