Sunday, December 31, 2017

2018 Planner Picks

Y'all!!  I CAN NOT believe that tomorrow we will be in 2018!  I mean where did 2017 go?!?!  I wasn't ready, but I have no choice.  So, because I'm trying to get my life together I had to get some planners to help keep me organized, and I'm going to share with you what planners I will be using in 2018 and what I will be using each one for.  Many of you know I'm a wife, homeschool mom, blogger, youtuber, and I love to knit.  I'm also a daughter, granddaughter, sister, friend, cousin, etc. So at times I can have a lot going on at once, and trying to keep track of everything, in my head just doesn't work, I guess I'm just getting old.  I can be on the phone with a friend, and she can tell me that we are invite to a party, by the time I hang up the phone with her I have totally forgotten, so that is the reason why I need planners to help  me keep my life in order.  Plus as most wives can relate, I am the "go to" person for everything!! Babe when do we have to be here, mommy when are we going to so and so party, babe do you remember when we have to go to this, and so on and so on.
So in the previous years I've tried to keep my  planner inventory at a two planners cap.  I had one for homeschool and then one for everything else.  The problem with that, is that having everything scheduled and planned in that one planner became confusing. So if my husband wanted to know when something at church was going on he had to read through a ton of other things, and he likes to just see what he needs and be done.  Therefore, for 2018 I've decided to go with five different planners I know it sounds crazy, because I used to think so myself, but the way I have it mapped out I feel like it's going to work just fine. I will be using a planner for homeschooling, my knitting projects,  my blog and YouTube channel, one for church, and then one for everything else in life like meal plans, doctor appointments, birthdays, etc.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Getting Over Back to School Blues

 It is always so hard to get back into the groove of things after being on Christmas break. Every year our family normally takes about 2 to 4 weeks off, for the holidays, during this time we do a lot of reading, Christmas crafts, relaxing, and just enjoying our family.  So you can imagine the looks on everyone's face and the mumbling and grumbling I hear when I tell them that we are going to start school again.  It's so pitiful!  So, over the four years that we've been homeschooling I've kind of put together some ways to alleviate the back-to-school blues. Because, let's be honest who wants to deal with a bunch of cranky pants?  I know I don't!  Hopefully, these things will help you in your homeschool as well.

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