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The Tasks That Smooth My Days

“Tis the season of activities! Lessons, co-op, soccer for two, dance for four, church, Sunday School…. I’m tired just typing the list! The busyness of the schedule feels chaotic and the days spin by on their own until I don’t … 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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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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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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And Some Days You Blitz The House

    Because sometimes every room looks like this! Even though the cleaning lady has been coming every week, and theoretically her cleaning the downstairs is supposed to mean I have more time to keep things organized and keep up … Continue reading

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Small Bites

Our school year is much, much busier than in previous years. Everyone except Daisy is taking at least one dance class, Buggle and Mouse have choir, and we all go to co-op on Wednesdays. I’m teaching two Science classes and … Continue reading

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“Review Week”

A few years ago I started planning a week “off” into the lesson plans for the year. At the time, we were schooling year round and it made sense to take a week every six weeks, for extra errand running, … Continue reading

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Of Hectic Schedules, Activities, and Life in a Circus

Hmmph! Seems like a long time since I sat down to type here. Actually…it has been a long time…a couple of months at least and that last post was rather short. Life has been busy, no doubt (and more on … Continue reading

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The Little Things

So for the past couple of weeks I’ve been doing a lot of sitting on the couch and feeding the baby! Perfectly normal post-partum activities but not very conducive to keeping up with the housekeeping! The first week I had … Continue reading

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The Dawdles: Cleaning The Whole House

Not long after I started using the timer and post-it note method to cure the dawdling habit, we woke up to a rainy Saturday and a house that desperately needed some help! Four children full of energy plus two grown-ups … Continue reading

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