Category Archives: Organization

Working The Plan: January 23-28, 2017

Monday: This week is already off to a different start since the toddler woke up with a fever this morning… Thankfully my lessons for co-op were all planned and ready and one of the other teachers was able to cover … Continue reading

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Mom Has A School Uniform Too!

6:00 am Sitting on the bed, drinking a cup of tea, and thinking about the plan for the day. I woke the children up a few minutes ago and now Buggle, stumbles past on the way to the bathroom where … Continue reading

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Rotations (or how to harness ADHD for housekeeping)

A few years ago someone casually mentioned to me that if they had to stick a “label” on me it would definitely be ADHD! I got to thinking about it and found that I am much more productive (and therefore … Continue reading

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The Last Week

End of August and time to finish all the projects that have gone unfinished! The painting of the downstairs is completed except for the bathroom and the little side entry alcove. Can’t decide what to do there so we’ll leave … Continue reading

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Fewer Words, More Slowly

Lately I’ve been noticing a worrisome trend around here. We have a lot going on as is typical for the end of the school year; special events, birthdays, annual doctor visits, and dentist appointments all seem to come within a … Continue reading

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Why We Can’t Live With Chaos

  The last week or so had been rough! Not only has Daisy turned into a major chaos maker, as she conquers the task of mobility, but our renovation project finished and I’ve been trying to put the basement back … Continue reading

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Kitchen Kids: A Little Prior Planning (and some work)

  The other day I asked Mouse to run several heads of cabbage through the food processor so we could have coleslaw with our sloppy joes at dinner. She was quite happy to do it, excited to learn how to … Continue reading

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Assigning Jobs In Rotation (How-To Use “The Things That Must Be Done!)

  Several years back I started color coding the children.  At first this was a technique to make it easy for me to tell who had left their stuff out but it quickly became something that made it easier for … Continue reading

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The Things That Must Be Done!

  It doesn’t take much for these kinds of piles to occur and not disappear. In a medium sized house with seven people, messes are just a fact of life and getting the cleaning as well as the cleaning up … Continue reading

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So Here We Are….

It’s winter. The first snow that will actually stick is on the ground. Our fall construction project (replace a length of rotted sill, do some other repairs and upgrade the old wiring to something that isn’t a fire hazard!) is … Continue reading

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