Well, this is something I have never done before, but I have seen others choose a word to focus on during the year and it seems like a good idea. That, and it is the Schoolhouse Review Crew January 1st Round Up and I thought it would be nice to get involved.
I have struggled with staying organized in my homeschool, my blogging and just real life for a while now. So my word for this year is ORGANIZATION.
Organization is something I have always struggled with. Even when I still lived at home with my mom, my desk and room were unorganized and cluttered. I tend to take after my dad more than my oh-so-tidy mom. Unfortunately, as I got older my organization skills stayed about the same.
I started something new this school year in an attempt to stay organized. We are using workboxes to keep track of the older girls' work. Unfortunately, I haven't been keeping on top of them like I need to. In addition to that we have random papers floating here and there.
But it isn't just our homeschool that is suffering. My blog has been less than what I want it to be. I am forgetting to get posts up on time and have gotten away from what I want this blog to be.
I have been looking into different planners to help me stayed organized, but it is definitely going to take a lot of prayer and focusing on my part.
So, in our homeschool, we are going to continue to use the workboxes, and I am going to make sure to get lessons planned in advance. Our clutter has got to go. I can not continue to take the time looking for pencils or glue sticks because they are not put away in the right place or are buried under clutter.
This goes right over into the home. I am constantly spending time looking for things because I am so unorganized. I plan to spend some time getting cupboards organized again, recipes organized, and a daily, weekly and monthly schedule made for cleaning and such. It will take some work, but it will sure make things less stressful in the long run.
I have been looking into some different planners to help keep myself organized and am hoping to stay faithful this year.
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I am a stay at home mom. I have always wanted to teach, started college with a major in Early Education, but ended up staying home with my son (which turned into staying home with my 2 sons and daughter). Years later ended up with an Associates Degree in Human Services. Which helped me get a director's position at the Montessori I was working at. I am now staying home with my 3 young children. While my older children are off in public school we are homeschooling. I am doing what I always dreamed of doing, teaching!! I feel this is where God has led and willed me to be. I will be here to "Train up [my children] in the way [they] should go: [so] when [they are] old, [they] will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6