Category: Organizing

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Posted in Just Being Family Organizing Outschool VIPKid work from home

Creating my day – Homeschooling, working from home & more

Many days, I am asked “How” I create my day to run smooth with everything that I have going on between homeschooling, working at several different online schools, juggling my volunteer work, kids schedules, our farm and animals, etc. For me, having a GREAT calendar is the first key. I…

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Learning to homestead with a small property

20 years of researching has led me to the conclusion that you can homestead on truly any size property. You just have to have GREAT organizational skills on smaller properties to streamline what you want to accomplish. Here is a link to homesteading.com and 15 homesteading ideas for your property….

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Age Appropriate Chore Chart – FREE PDF Download

Living with a larger family full of kids and critters and homeschooling the whole crew, a house can get in disarray and fast. Here is an age-appropriate chore chart to help get you back on task. We recently re-implemented this with even our older kids as a reminder of what we…

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Organizing Kids – Writing on Sliding Glass Door

We are always coming up with new things to do with 8 kids… mixing it up a bit. Last night, I wrote all of their chores for the next day on the sliding glass door,….. It worked. Something different that our normal chore chart and it kept the kids interested…

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Making chalkboard clipboards

Making chalkboard clipboards are very easy and they are usable over and over again. They are great for “in the car” activities, traveling, and chore charts for the wall. Our family uses them for all 3. We are making new ones today for the missing one and for our 2…

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Getting Kids organized for school

Keeping 7 kids organized is a task in itself. I am often asked how can I manage to get all kids where they need to go. I have a calendar… actually I have MANY calendars. I have an online calendar that my husband can access through google. This allows him…

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Summertime activities – Positive Behavior System – Quarters

We have had SO many views of our POINTS AWARD SYSTEM (Click here to see information on this) that I wanted to share another system that we have been using this summer in our home. Quarter Reward System On the first of the month (or what ever day works best…

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To conquer the kid piles – organizing the items that get thrown in mom’s room.

I don’t know about the rest of you but mom’s office and mom and dad’s bedroom seem to be the place that most items are thrown when a kid is “cleaning” up. I have been getting really tired of picking up scout clothes and the kids not being able to…