Grades, Cleaning, Transcripts, Meal-Planning, Portfolios…learn how to keep your papers and your sanity through easy organization tips for home & school.

 

  • How Meal Planning Can Help Keep Stress Away

    Food is fuel for the brain, right? But when there is a seemingly endless to-do list to contend with, you might find that meal planning just falls to the bottom of the priority list. But what if we said mealtime doesn’t have to be stressful? What if we said there […]

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  • 10 Tips for Including Chores in Your Homeschool Routine

    Ah, chores. Sometimes they can seem never-ending, right?  Like there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get through that to-do list.  Not to mention when you add that carefully curated homeschool lesson plan to the agenda. But, have you ever considered chores being a part of the homeschool […]

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  • How to Organize Your Homeschool Life: Tips from Two Homeschooled Students

    Here at Christianbook.com we are blessed to have two Homeschool Specialists, Alicia and Cassie, who were homeschooled growing up. Alicia was homeschooled through 8th grade, and Cassie was homeschooled from kindergarten through high school. We’ve asked them to share some of their best tips for staying organized in the midst […]

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  • The Place for Homeschooling

    Before you take out a loan to build an addition on your home for the perfect classroom, or think that you can’t homeschool without a line of credit for supplies, please consider a few points from a homeschool mama who got it all wrong in the beginning. Once my family […]

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  • Managing Home and Homeschool

    Homeschooling by itself is a full-time job, and so is keeping house. Sometimes it seems when I focus on one, the other inevitably falls behind. Can you relate? Making our house a home for our families and educating our children is such important work, probably the most significant thing we’ll […]

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  • Making a Homeschool Schedule

    Rhythm. This term, most associated with music is defined as movement or procedure with uniform or patterned recurrence of a beat, accent, or the like. What does the rhythm of your homeschool day sound like? Like a melodious orchestrated symphony or more like a cacophony? Establishing a homeschool schedule that […]

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  • Organizing Your Homeschool On the Go

    I am the mother of two teen-aged children. Before they were born, I was a school teacher. When they reached school-age and I began homeschooling, I still had what I call a traditional classroom mentality. I chuckle now when I remember hauling them out of bed bright and early each […]

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  • Organizing your Preschooler and your Preschool

    As a Mom of a preschooler, I was overwhelmed when my mentor asked me what I was doing to help organize my preschooler and my preschool. All I could think of is, “How do I organize a hurricane?” I knew I didn’t want a rigid schedule but knew I needed […]

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  • How Daily Goals Help Me Organize My Active Homeschool

    My days normally start pretty early with the alarm blaring to awaken me from my slumber by 6 a.m. I am not a morning person by any stretch of the imagination, but rising before my children gives me a chance to have a few minutes of quiet time with the […]

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  • Color-Coding Your Homeschool

    If you are the type of person who could tear open a bag of M&Ms® and just eat the candies as they tumble out, you may not be able to relate to the color coding of our homeschool chaos. However, if you, like me, carefully tear open that candy bag […]

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  • It’s Elementary! The Quick Reference to Organizing in the Elementary Grades

    There are three major areas where children need to gain organizational skills. These include: their time, their schoolwork and their personal belongings. In all these areas, clearly defining expectations, having daily, consistent, schedules and systems, and reducing excess will create a formula for organizational success. Their Time When teaching children […]

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