Organizing My Life

Appearing in various literary forms, writing about organization is all the rage; in fact, it has become a genre. (As I’m writing this, I typed in “organization” to Amazon. com “books” and got over 230,000 results.) For some readers, it is surely a source of help and consolation, yet somehow when I read these articles, I feel more frustrated than comforted. In fact, sometimes when I read articles about organization, I feel compelled to write rebuttals. But maybe the organizers and I can find some common ground. To all you organizers out there, can you please write an organization book for me? To help you get started, I have some questions…

Organization: Key for Success!

When we talk about organization as a key for successful homeschooling, many moms become upset or despair or throw up their hands! With a growing young family, organization seems impossible. Being organized has proved to be impossible in the past, so some moms ask “Why try again?”…

On Time and On Task

Training the children to do their tasks on time and in a timely manner is no small feat, yet it can be done with planning, keeping to the schedule, and lots of family prayer throughout the day…

Essentials of Home Management

We often hear parents worry that, while they are committed to teaching their children at home, their houses are disintegrating into messy pits of old newspapers and strewn toys. The same moms who worry about their children’s spiritual and educational growth also want them to have an occasional square meal. Teaching is too often held up while the students search for missing pencils, rulers, and textbooks, leading the teaching parent to believe rightly that the homeschooling would go better in a clean and orderly home. Domestic help is too expensive, Grandma retired to Arizona, and all the siblings are too busy with their own families to lend a hand.