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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Organization here we come!!

A "typical" day in our homeschool life, huh? I have been trying to figure out what I want and need that to look like. Perhaps a good time to join the ladies at:
Heart of the Matter for A Day in the Life of Week.

I am not an organized person and I tend to color outside the lines. I also don't want to MISS anything! I have told you how much I love the Maxwell family's MOTH system.

I found thee most AMAZING planner!! The Well Planned Day

It includes Catechism questions and Scripture passages for memorization, tear out grocery lists, places to document each child's schedule and transcript info....everything I would have never thought to include and many I didn't realize I need but really do. There is also a planner available for high school and one for junior high. We may be moving on to those soon:)

Our oldest is heading into high school and I have been meaning to map out his 4 years. I have felt like my kids just aren't cooperating lately and I KNOW that a schedule will conquer this. But when do I find the time? I KNOW that I need to schedule every minute so that my littles aren't overlooked or underfoot...but where do I find the time??

I had a God sent opportunity this week. An amazing lady in my life has graduated her children but continues to be involved. She hosted a ladies retreat in her home. With spots for 5 people to each have their own room and snacks and drinks and lunch (and the wisdom of an organized Titus 2 woman;) I did not bring my camera:( I wish I could show you the cool paper plates and matching napkins that even matched her cute outfit, and I wished I had taken pictures of her wall arrangements and had a chance to read through their family's amazing library.

Do you see the distractions I find? hence the much needed day away and set aside. SOOO, on my husband's day off, I ran off and left him with an unorganized home and uncooperative children and spent the day praying over and pouring over our schedule. I printed out chore sheets from and brought my handy planner and MOTH sheets.

I have started this process over and over each year but never fully completed our schedule because I didn't have a block of time or the right surrounding. I'm hesitant to show you because I haven't worked the kinks out and don't want you to think I'm neglecting anyone or anything. Those things will come in time-right?

**I should probably add that two of our children are involved in an Art/Science/Bible Co-o on Fridays, our boys are active in Boy Scouts and our daughter in a Keepers at Home Group, our schedule does include a bedtime routine and family worship, I need longer paper:)

I made copies for each of my older kids to go over and will look at the chore charts with them soon. We don't start school until after Labor Day (I'm old fashioned like that--AND we still have two more birthday celebrations in our home)

I'm pondering a prettier way to display the MOTH schedule than the color coded chart. silly I know but have any ideas?

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