Thursday, July 1, 2010

Helpful Tips for Organizing your Homeschool

     There are two thoughts that have weighed heavily on my heart lately - organizing our homeschool and instilling a love of learning in our children.  I really believe the Lord has led me to research these areas further and I'm grateful to Him for that.

     In the previous post, I asked others to share ideas of what they do, as homeschooling moms, to instill a love of learning in their children.  You can see those responses in the post below.  

     To gather more information on homeschool organization, I decided to do an internet search and found an article that was posted by Robin Sampson at Heart of Wisdom.  Below are the points I took away from her article.  However, if you'd like to read Robin's thoughts yourself, go to this link: for the entire post. 
  1. Begin by using an hour before bed each night to straighten your home, especially the space you use for school.
  2. Each morning, begin praying before your feet even hit the floor, asking the Lord for His guidance throughout the day.
  3. Wake the children and dress for the day.
  4. Quiet time with God is a must for your soul.
  5. Have a to-do list ready for each day.
  6. Eat a nutritional breakfast.
  7. Complete morning chores (if you choose to do chores at that time).
  8. Begin school with a schedule that works for your family.
     For me, the first idea Robin shared would be one of the best tips I could live by.  Waking every morning, knowing the house is neat and tidy, would be such a refreshing and pleasant way to start each day.  No guilt for not picking up, folding leftover laundry from a few days ago, or doing dishes because it would already be done.  How nice that would be!  I really like that suggestion. 

     Of course, as a Christian, the most important thing I can do is spend time with the Lord every morning.  I fail miserably at this.  I hate to admit it but there are times when that happens and other times it doesn't.  On the days when I do spend time with the Lord, I notice that my demeanor throughout the day is different.  There is definitely a blessing that comes from spending time in God's Word.  I'm not saying that's why we should spend time with the Lord but because we want to know Him intimately, to learn more of what He has to say to us from His Word (His love letter to us) and to cultivate our relationship with our Heavenly Father.

     I trust this information has been helpful and encouraging.  I found another link,, on the Heart of Wisdom site that related to organization in the home.  I'm always interested in finding ways to make my life easier and I wanted to share what I found with you.    

Continuing to enjoy little kisses from God each day!


  1. Thank you for the encouragement! I too agree with her tips. We were involved in a large homeschool group in the past - visiting several families in their homes throughout the month. The ones that seemed more at peace, may not have had a white glove clean home - but an organized home. Things had a place. Even if the place only got tidy pick up once a week. Library Books by the Door, School Supplies in Tupperwares, All dirty dishes at least make it to the sink. etc.

    I find my morning time refreshing. Share a verse in the Lord. Get my "online time" in check of answering emails and posts, When I am excited about learning for the day - then my kids are.

    The moms that seem to just yell from the computer in another room - Have You Got Your Math Done Yet???? - Well, The kid can't find the math, and no. . . . . . :)

    I'm posting a comment without pre-coffee. :) Sorry about the prattling on. :)

    I encourage your readers along with you - to take one step today towards getting one step ahead of the family in one area. :)

  2. Angie, you honestly don't know how much you've encouraged me by posting regularly. Yes I think, like you mentioned, that organization is key to a peaceful homeschooling experience. For me, I'd rather have organization than a white-glove clean home. And your suggestion about getting one step ahead at a time is great. Like you've mentioned before, all that needs to happen right now is one thing. Once that is done, move to the next. Then life doesn't become so overwhelming. Thanks for your thoughts!

  3. Yes, I agree with the suggestions and also find that my demeanor is different when I spend time with the LORD each morning. Thanks for sharing.



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