How to be more organized: 3 tools you must have

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Being organized seems like an elusive goal. When do you know if you’ve reached this state of bliss?  For some of us, being organized feels like a moving target. We’re almost there, we think, then something changes and we’ve slid back down onto the mire.  Honestly, I have not arrived at some final destination known as being organized. I know I could always be more organized than I am. Sometimes I am organized. Sometimes I am not.  But rather than … Read More

Google Calendar for Menu Planning

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Google Calendar is a great online tool. Of course there is the obvious use for calendars, but you can also set up calendars to use as journals, menu plans, blog planning, birthday reminders, and even school calendars or schedules. I like to set up each of these as separate calendars so that they show up in different colors and they are easy to toggle on and off individually. My Menu Plan calendar usually has all three meals planned out, because … Read More

Homeschool Planning, A Year at a Time: Create the Overview

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Homeschool Planning Series, introduction & index Because I am just not one to regularly and faithfully set aside time daily or weekly or monthly to get things in order, I do my best to set things up all at once at the beginning of our year so they can flow with minimal effort on my part. I’ll always be tweaking, and bins and desks and shelves always need attention, but the question of “what to do” has already been decided … Read More