How to Get Organized When Life is in Chaos

You’d like to get organized, but things are in chaos. If that’s you, you’ll love the six steps I share on the podcast that you can take today to break through the chaos and get organized.

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You’ll be encouraged to pray, identify your must-do’s, plan dinner, do the dishes and clear the table, declutter, and take time for self-care. You can do this! This episode will show you how.

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Podcast sponsor: Apologia

What We Believe series from Apologia

Interviewing David Webb, co-author of Apologia’s What We Believe series on Tuesday, June 20 at four Eastern, three central, two mountain, one Pacific on my Facebook page

Homeschool Mom To Do list

Must Do List

MelanieWilson.TV

post on marriage

The Organized Homeschool Life

the podcast on self-care I did with Andy and Kendra Fletcher of Homeschooling in Real Life

Pomodoro technique

Have a happy homeschool week!

Organizing Challenges for the New Year

Organizing is a popular goal for the new year. If you’re a homeschooler wanting to get organized, it can be hard to know where to start. Consider the six areas I share in this podcast episode.

Homeschool Organizing Challenges You Should Take On This Year podcast


Want to read the podcast as a blog post? READ HERE or SUBSCRIBE ON ITUNES or ON STITCHER

Links

Free Stars Unit Study

Airtable.com

a comprehensive post about the best places buy/sell used curriculum

Konmari method  for folding clothes

Plan to Eat

Tastefully Simple’s 30 day meal plan

free meal planning book

The Organized Homeschool Life

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Which area are you organizing first? Let’s chat about it on Facebook.

Patience for Homeschool Moms

How to Be a Patient Homeschool Mom: Homeschool Sanity Show PodcastOn this first episode of a new season of The Homeschool Sanity Show, I discussed how to be a patient homeschool mom. I have a new format, broadcasting live on Periscope (@Psychowith6) every Tuesday at 1:00 PM Central time. I will be sharing answers to questions and suggestions from other homeschool moms who are the REAL experts! Learn more about Periscope at Psychowith6 and join our Facebook group/

Teaching Tip of the Week

This week’s tip is from Amy Milcic of Busy Boy’s Brigade. She shared a great reading app called Epic.

Organized Homeschool Challenge of the Week

This week we are organizing our kids’ bedrooms. You can find all the steps in the challenge here.

Action Steps of the Week

  1. Renew your mind with Scripture. Check out SolveFamilyProblems.com & Titus2.com. Click over to Homeschool Sanity to get your free patience Scripture printable.
  2. Use routines and plan so you aren’t rushing your children. Check out my interview with FLYLady.
  3. Use good self-care.

Periscope Suggestions This Week Were From:

@Lady Dusk – Dawn of LadyDusk.blogspot.com

@OurThriftyHome – Brandy of OurThriftyHome

@ChaoticBlissHS – Jenn

@ElizabethWilliams

The Power of Homeschool Routines with FLYLady

If you desire an organized homeschool, start with simple routines. Don't miss this funny and inspiring interview with the FLYLady!Marla CilleyI am still homeschooling today because Marla Cilley (aka FLYLady) coached me into developing routines. Although I have come such a long way in the 13 years since I’ve been the beneficiary of Marla’s wisdom, I still found myself inspired by my interview with her. If you could use some inspiration to establish simple routines in your housework and homeschooling, you’ll love this episode.

Here are some of the great resources described in the podcast:

Sink Reflections – the book that explains it all

Weekly Home Blessing – Get the house clean 10 minutes at a time

Control Journal Freebies – use these to create a planner that includes your routines

Saving Dinner – homeschooler Leanne Ely’s site to help you get dinner on the table

Cozi  and the I’m FLYing Calendar – find out where FLYLady posts her calendar!

Be sure to read my review of the power of routines and the iPhone app that works perfectly with FLYLady’s approach on Psychowith6.

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Organizing Made Easy for Do-It-All Moms

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Do you have more curriculum than you can possibly use? Are you always running? Do you struggle to find time to clean? If so, you and I can relate.

Maybe you can relate to this aspect of me, too: I try to do it all myself. We don’t have time for a lengthy psychoanalysis of why that’s the case, so let’s just discuss the solution.

As a chronic DIYer, one of my favorite biblical accounts is from Exodus 18:13-18:

The next day Moses took his seat to serve as judge for the people, and they stood around him from morning till evening. When his father-in-law saw all that Moses was doing for the people, he said, “What is this you are doing for the people? Why do you alone sit as judge, while all these people stand around you from morning till evening?” Moses answered him, “Because the people come to me to seek God’s will. Whenever they have a dispute, it is brought to me, and I decide between the parties and inform them of God’s decrees and instructions.” Moses’ father-in-law replied, “What you are doing is not good. You and these people who come to you will only wear yourselves out. The work is too heavy for you; you cannot handle it alone. 19 Listen now to me and I will give you some advice, and may God be with you.

Moses was doing it the hard way. But fortunately, he was the most humble man on earth (Numbers 12:3) and accepted wise counsel. If you’re like Moses and have too much to do, you also need:

the power of God, wise counsel, and an orderly plan.

I can’t give you the power of God, but I can remind you to go to Him every day for the strength and wisdom you need. Through The Homeschool Sanity Show podcast and Psychowith6, I seek to provide you with the wise counsel and the orderly plan you need to get organized. The show titled How to Organize Your Homeschool the Easy Way is a great place to start. Other Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network hosts share great tips with the Homeschool Sanity Show listeners. I also describe a year-long series on Psychowith6 that provides the plan you need. Every week, we organize a new part of your homeschooling life. You no longer have to be overwhelmed by all you have to do!

I hope you’ll join me for the 52-Week Organized Homeschool Challenge and for every episode of The Homeschool Sanity Show by subscribing. Because we can’t handle it alone!

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If you have a passion for organizing or just need a passion for it, you won’t want to miss this episode of the Homeschool Sanity Show. I feature fabulous tips from:

These impressive ladies reference two books by Mary Jo Tate you’ll want to get your hands on: How Do You Do it All and From Frazzled to Focused.

My more microphone-shy friends shared their practical ideas with me, too. You’ll love them! I put one of Pat’s ideas to use immediately!

If you aren’t sure where to start with all these great ideas, don’t worry. I have a new project I’m excited to share with you that will begin in the new year: the 52-Week Get Organized Homeschool Challenge.

You’ll want to be sure to read more about it and download the first month’s printable calendar on Psychowith6. Do you have other sanity-saving organizing tips to share? Feel free to comment here or on the blog.

I would love it if you would take the time to share this podcast with a homeschooling friend and rate it on iTunes (just click the iTunes icon at the top of this post). Organizing is always more fun with friends.

Have a very merry Christmas and an organized 2014!

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