what good habit do you want to cultivate that would make a real impact on your life? Think about this for a moment. It could be in any area of your life from exercise and healthy eating to self-improvement or getting ahead in business or at your job. It could be working on your relationship with your kids, finding time for creative pursuits, or getting in the habit of reading every morning.

Define Your Perfect Morning

Here is my question for you this morning. What’s most important to you? What is the one thing you really want to do on a daily basis that would make a big difference, but you just can’t seem to find the time for? What Habit Would Make a Real Impact On Your Life? In short, what good habit do you want to cultivate that would make a real impact on your life? Think about this for a … Continue reading →

Why Making Over Your Morning Has A Huge Impact On Your Entire Day

I love mornings. Each new day brings new opportunities and it’s a chance to start fresh and do better. How you start your day, or more specifically how you spend those first few morning hours has a big impact on the rest of it. Think of it as setting the tone for your entire day. That’s why making over your morning is so important. It’s about much more than those first few hours. Don’t Let the Snooze … Continue reading →

We easily recognize that puzzles benefit children. Mostly they are seen as an educational tool used to teach concepts such as the alphabet, numbers, shapes, and more. Puzzles are great for teaching these concepts because they are a self-correcting learning tool.

Benefits of Puzzles for the Whole Family

Often when we think of puzzles, we consider them a simple toy or source of amusement.  But did you know that benefits of puzzles extend far beyond enjoyment? Benefits of Puzzles for Children Educational Benefits of Puzzles We easily recognize that puzzles benefit children. Mostly they are seen as an educational tool used to teach concepts such as the alphabet, numbers, shapes, and more.  Puzzles are great for teaching these concepts because they are a self-correcting learning tool. … Continue reading →

I have been fired! That is the only way I can describe what happened last January. You see, I have been homeschooling 8 1/2 years. My oldest was in first grade when we started homeschooling. Along came daughter #2 and she of course was homeschooled from the beginning. Daughter #3 is only 5 right now, but when she was four years old she informed me that she couldn’t wait to meet her Kindergarten teacher. I gently explained to her that I was her Kindergarten teacher, but she would never agree with me. Little did I know my 4 year old has a prophetic gift I believe.

My Kids Fired Me as Their Homeschool Teacher

I have been fired! That is the only way I can describe what happened last January. You see, I have been homeschooling 8 1/2 years. My oldest was in first grade when we started homeschooling. Along came daughter #2 and she of course was homeschooled from the beginning. Daughter #3 is only 5 right now, but when she was four years old she informed me that she couldn’t wait to meet her Kindergarten teacher. I gently explained … Continue reading →

Decluttering Overwhelm

How to Handle Decluttering Overwhelm

I have been busily following my own advice and decluttering my house little by little.  I have managed to get through the kids clothes (times 5!), bathrooms, and dealing with paper clutter.  I’m feeling much better about those areas, but decluttering overwhelm has stopped me in my tracks. There is so much left to accomplish, and each project has taken me longer than expected. The philosophy of minimalism is being embraced by people everywhere. It’s appealing to … Continue reading →

Rules of De-cluttering

6 Rules of De-Cluttering

When it comes to getting organized, one of the key elements must be de-cluttering. However, the very idea of getting rid of their possessions strikes fear into the hearts of many. As with any other process, it often helps to have some rules in place. Here are six rules of de-cluttering to help you take steps toward living a clutter-free life. Vow to Bring Less Home Most often we are concerned with the purging process of de-cluttering, but … Continue reading →

Decluttering Steps

10 Tiny Decluttering Steps You Can Take Today

If you’ve been procrastinating on a home decluttering project, chances are the reason behind your hesitation is feeling overwhelmed or just not knowing where to start. I know this is a big problem I face. My other problem is a lack of time to tackle big projects.  When examining decluttering methods, I really like the ones that focused on small decluttering steps daily over larger projects. So, when you find yourself stuck in a pattern of avoidance, … Continue reading →

Decluttering Methods

Decluttering Methods – Which One is Right for You?

If you’re feeling boxed in by the amount of clutter in your home, like me, you’ve likely come to the realization that it’s time to make a change. You’ve probably thought about what life could be like if you reclaimed your space, making it clean and organized. Decluttering means less stuff to organize but often parting with our stuff is harder than most of us think. And choosing how and what to get rid of can be an … Continue reading →

What is the Point of Organizing

What is the Point of Organizing?

As moms, homeschoolers, and entreprenuers we are constantly organizing things.  We seek to keep our homes clean and our families fed; we choose the best school environment or curriculum for our kids and then implement a plan to get it all done; and we organize our thoughts and make sure we have enough time set aside for our businesses as well.  But as you seek to organize all these areas of your life, have you ever stopped … Continue reading →

Responsibilities of Motherhood

Top 15 Posts to Help Juggle the Responsibilities of Motherhood

Mom. How can this one little word capture what a woman does for her family? Whether you are a mom to one or many, to babies, teens or every where in between; you stay at home or work outside the home; you are doing incredible work as you juggle the different responsibilities of motherhood.   One of our goals here at Organized Homeschool is to give you ideas, tips, and encouragement for an Organized Homeschool, Organized Life, and Organized … Continue reading →