10 Reasons Not to Homeschool

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Perhaps you are two or more weeks into your homeschool year and you’re wondering who thought this was a good idea. Not that you need them, but here are some reasons not to homeschool you might not have thought of yet. Then again, you probably have. At first, homeschooling seems fun and simple. But it ratchets up in intensity the more children are added to the student pool and the older those children get. It’s no longer mornings outside and … Read More

Ep. #107: A Balanced Life – is it a thing?

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People talk all the time about living a balanced life, but what do they mean? What do we mean when we say we’re trying to balance our lives? Some mean they are working on work/life balance, a seemingly elusive goal. On the hunt for how to organize their lives, it seems most moms are looking for some secret formula to make juggling our many responsibilities possible – and maybe even equitable. Inside Simply Convivial Membership this month, we’re talking about … Read More

How to organize your calendar

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Learning how to organize your calendar is one of the first steps to take when you want to get organized, because your calendar is your most important organization tool. If you are are learning how to organize your life, your calendar is the best place to start. Learn how to organize your calendar! If you’re a busy mom and you want to be organized, you absolutely MUST have a working, accurate calendar. These 3 tips will have you using an … Read More

How to organize thoughts

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If you’ve wondered how to organize your life, you’ve probably also wondered how to organize thoughts about your life. If you’ve ever tried to be a more happy mom, then maybe you’ve realized how important your thoughts are to shaping your life – or at least your perception of your life. Even our thoughts – especially our thoughts – need to be organized. Let’s dig in and figure out how to make that happen. A mind is a terrible thing … Read More

5 Things I Learned in July

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July just whizzed right by – like most months, I suppose. But it’s good to pause and see what the big takeaways are from the month. 1. Constitutions 18 years after 18 differ. My husband and I celebrated our 18th anniversary in July. He asked for and received permission to take me out just before my 18th birthday (those swing dance lessons at 16 definitely were not dates). When we would go out to eat before we were married and … Read More

Beat perfectionism with iteration – Get Organized #5

Perfectionism slows us down and prevents us from making real, meaningful progress. If you want to know how to organize your life, know that one of the first things you have to do is overcome perfectionism. Perfectionism paralyzes our organization attempts. We need strategies for beating perfectionism so we get organize life and get things done. Iteration, or iterating plans, is how I beat my own perfectionist tendencies. If you’re a recovering perfectionist, this strategy will end your procrastination as … Read More

Stay organized with a weekly review – Get Organized #4

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Once we spend some time getting organized, the next step is to stay organized. We can’t stay organized without looking at our plans and keeping our systems on track. A weekly review is my top tip for how to organize your life. A weekly review is my secret weapon to stay organized. It’s a time reserved for big picture thinking, planning, and list making. More importantly, it’s a time to LOOK at those lists – and my calendar. A weekly … Read More

Keep a to do list SHORT – Get Organized #3

Keep your to do list short to get more done! This is our third tip on how to organize your life. Too often our plans and lists involve more wishful thinking than realistic planning – and that needs to change. To get more done at home you need to keep your to do list short. A short to do list helps you focus on priorities and feel success, day by day, at home. Every stay at home mom needs a … Read More

Write things down. – Get Organized #2

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Declutter your mind when you write things down, right away. This is step number 2 for how to organize your life – and it’s a habit you should continue daily. You can listen to the podcast version or watch the YouTube version or read the post – however you like to get your tips and tricks delivered. When you’re ready to dig deeper and get these steps established in your routines, check out Simply Convivial Membership – the first two … Read More

Get organized at home – #1 Shift your mindset

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The podcast is back, better than ever! Let’s kick it off again with a 5 episode special on how to get organized at home. If you want to know how to organize your life, this is how you get started. You can listen to the podcast version or watch the YouTube version or read the post – however you like to get your tips and tricks delivered. When you’re ready to dig deeper and get these steps established in your … Read More

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