If mornings are not your cup of tea, here is a great link from Lisa Byrne, guest writing over at Simple Mom, about 11 strategies for a morning routine when you can not wake up before the kids. Some of her tips were very helpful!
Hope you enjoy!
Building your home to overflow with the Lord's Blessings
26 May 2012 Leave a comment
Here are at the NCHE Conference, there are three keynote speeches (Thurs. night, Fri. morning, and Sat. morning). There are 11 workshop sessions. During each of those sessions, there are up to 13 choices of seminars to attend.
Information is in absurd abundance.
There are 13 places that I could be (not including the Book Fair). The topics are amazingly varied. Here is a sampling from this hour:
1. “Doing the Right Thing: Recapturing a Biblical Ethic for this Generation” (John Stonestreet)
2. “Don’t miss the Gift in this Child” (Carol Barnier)
3. “Homeschooling High Schoolers – Yes, You Can” (Heidi St.John)
4. “A Home Educator’s Guide to Scheduling and Planning” (Susan Chrisman)
5. “Faith and Art” (Charlie and Ruth Jones)
6. “Apprenticeship Before (and as a Possible Alternative to) College” (Ken Auer)
7. “Ten Big Questions Answered from the Bible” (Charlie Liebert)
8. “Homeschooled from the Beginning – WHat to Do when your Children are Young” (Melanie Young)
9. “Overruled” (Video)
10. “The Struggling Reader” (Kristen Eckenwiler)
11. “Raising Leaders one Boy Scout, American Heritage Girl and 4Her at a Time” (Sharon and James Gibson/Homeschool Legacy)
12. “What is a Classical Education?” (Paul Schaeffer/Memoria Press)
13. “BiblioPlan for Families” (Julie Nalle)
I am not in a seminar, though.
My original plan was to attend a seminar on scheduling by Susan Chrisman. (If you’ve read some of my earlier Conference posts, you know that I am a fan of hers.) But, I came to the realization that I don’t need more information on scheduling.
I need to sit down and write out a plan for a day and stick with it.
I have read books on scheduling, attended seminars, even practiced scheduling before. Honestly, I don’t need to learn more about scheduling, I need to just do it.
Acquiring information is so much easier than acting on what you know you need to do.
Markedly, there are times to acquire new skills, new information. In our world, though, resources are rarely the issue. Analysis paralysis is the more serious problem.
So, where do you need to act?
18 May 2012 Leave a comment
It came to me today …. as I stepped over another day’s worth of books, toys, and sticky floors. It wasn’t just today’s mess. It was today’s, and yesterday’s and the day before.
It dawned on me ….. my house is looking a lot like an overgrown garden.
Have you seen those? They speak of neglect and there is so much potential, yet it is all hidden behind overgrowth and weeds. (Not too unlike my piles and dust!)
So here is step one in my four part plan for taking it back ….
(*Won’t you join me?*)