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.

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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

Keep a to do list SHORT – Get Organized #3

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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. It will help you focus on priorities and feel success, day by day, at home. Every stay at home mom needs a to do list, … Read More

Organized people write things down.

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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. A brain dump – which means write things down – is the best way to declutter your mind. Clear your mind so you get get organized more effectively. Whether you use a brain dump journal or just a cheap spiral notebook, a brain dump strategy will clear your mind and … Read More

Get organized at home – tip #1: shift your mindset

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Want to get organized at home? I have 5 essential practices you need to be organized – this is tip #1 and it’s all about your attitude and mindset in being organized and getting organized – and even staying organized. Declutter your home by decluttering and organizing your mind first. When we try to organize and declutter, we usually start with the stuff, but we need to start with ourselves. These organization tips will get you ready to organize your … Read More

The Best Homeschool Techniques

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Everyone wants to know the best homeschool techniques. That’s what Google is for, right? To tell us. When homeschool days go bad, we wonder if we are missing something or if there are better ways out there we’re missing. We want a lovely homeschool lifestyle, full of laughter and joy and definitely lots of learning – without tears. How’s a homeschool mom to make that happen? These techniques are how I work toward a better homeschool every day. Best Homeschool … Read More

The Importance of a Sense of Humor

A sense of humor is mandatory if we want to escape or recover from homeschool burnout, or even simple motherhood burnout. A homeschool lifestyle requires our attention – and the attention we give our kids will either be critical or humorous. Which do you think will be more effective? Let’s look at how to cultivate our sense of humor. A sense of humor connects us Science has proven it. Laughing together, sharing a joke, being amused at the same thing … Read More

2019-2020 School Year Plan for First Grade (with the youngest!)

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Again with the pesky grade levels. Geneva will be seven in November, and although she would be entering first grade if she were entering school, at home she’s in first-and-a-half grade. Just one more reason to love homeschooling. Math Geneva is already nearly finished with the first Math-U-See book and will likely finish Beta this school year, too. So I have Beta and Gamma ready on the shelf for her. Finishing Beta isn’t a goal I have for her – … Read More

5 Things I Learned in June

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Well, we’re more than half done with July, but I still want to share the 5 things I learned in June. 1. Internet-free vacations are a beautiful thing. Well, our 8-day June vacation was nearly internet-free. My phone was always in my pocket as a camera, but we were out of range for our budget phone plan most of the time – which was quite alright with us. We took a road trip with my in-laws in our 12-passenger van … Read More

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