Planner sampling? Every year I try a new planner. Call me a perfectionist. I was looking for the PERFECT planner. Well, I found it!
When I hear someone say something like (just one example from many to choose from): Stop multi-tasking. Multi-tasking is rarely effective and almost never leads to increased productivity. Whenever possible choose a task, take it to completion, and then move on to the next one. I always want to ask: Do you know a mother? […]
Struggling to find an organizing system that works for you? Check out Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen. Getting Things Done provides an organizing system that attempts to incorporate all of life: Welcome to a gold mine of insights into strategies for how to have more energy, be more relaxed, […]
Homeschooling requires finding balance. With all of the the focus on being productive, it is not surprising that we find ourselves on the cusp of complete and utter burnout! We have apps, roles and goals, lists, habits, more to do better, and frogs to eat. And our complete focus on pushing through and getting things […]
I’m not sure when I first started noticing it — it has been quite a few years. In the “old days” when you asked someone how they were doing, you typically received a smile, a warm thought, maybe the latest on family or friends or a shared interest. These days, if you ask someone how […]
Today we are constantly hit with streaming, flashing, fast-paced content that tends to leave us distracted and anything but organized. Here are 20 tips for staying organized — but this is not your ordinary let’s-get-organized list…. Obviously, discipline is one key to staying organized. When it comes to getting organized, this is the area that […]
Creating a schedule can present unique challenges for a homeschool mom. We aren’t going to be able to merely schedule school hours. Those hours will have to work within the ebb and flow of our home-life hours as well — meals will need to be cooked, dishes will need to be cleaned, and laundry will […]
Homeschooling can consume us — if we let it. It can become not only what we do, but who we are, the sum total of our existence. Here are 10 ways to stay well-rounded and avoid becoming one-dimensional! 1. Spend time with God. As a Christian, this is where my day starts. My faith […]
Less chaos? Get more done? Avoid nagging? 8 reasons to schedule in blocks.
From expectations to practical solutions, here are 6 tips for avoiding burnout!
4 ways to create time in the day for your student to pursue productive interests.
Do you find that you are simply not getting as much done as you used to? The dirty dishes stay around longer. The laundry can be found in piles scattered around the house. Not all of the math problems are getting done — and forget the science experiments! It usually sneaks up on us, perhaps […]