Destressing the Holidays

Destress HolidaysDestressing the Holidays

Podcast #37

Join  Florida Parent Educators Association’s (FPEA) Chairwoman, Suzanne Nunn for a discussion on making the holiday season more manageable and fun. She offers tips and suggestions on making the most of your holiday season, Thanksgiving-Christmas.

Please join us as we travel along this journey on our podcast adventure. Let’s get connected! Learn more about the Florida Parent Educator’s Association and homeschooling in the beautiful state of Florida.

Please visit www.fpea.com to learn more about who we are!

 


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Cut the Stress and Mess Out of Your Life this Homeschool Year

Cut the Mess and Stress Out of your Life this Homeschool YearDo you consistently find yourself failing in the area of time management? Lindsey has tried every planner and planning method out there to no avail for keeping track of her homeschool and staying on top of all the housework. She needs the accountability but simultaneously craves flexibility for her everchanging schedule. Join Lindsey as she shares two incredible resources to help you cut the stress and mess from your life this homeschool year, and find a special offer for a limited time in the show notes below!

Helpful Links:

FREE 30-Day Trial with FREE LESSON PLAN SPECIAL OFFER for Homeschool Planet (ends 8/31/2017)

Lindsey’s Personal Review of Homeschool Planet: https://www.talkingmom2mom.com/2017/08/homeschoolplanetreview.html

Loop Scheduling Workshop by ProverbialHomemaker.com: http://www.proverbialhomemaker.com/idevaffiliate//idevaffiliate.php?id=tm2m2017_18_1_91

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Learning How to Budget Your Time

Learning to Budget Your Time | learning budget timeTake control of the time God has given you to have a more productive homeschool year and to cultivate a more peaceful environment at home.  Join Lindsey this week on this podcast from Talking Mom 2 Mom.

Helpful Link from the Talking Mom 2 Mom Podcast’s Blog:

5 Ways to Declutter Your Schedule: Stop Being Busy and Start Being Productive 

 

 

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From the Blog:
5 Ways to Declutter Your Schedule: Stop Being Busy and Start Being Productive!
by Lindsey S
I joke that my days are fueled on coffee, stress, and the grace of God, but honestly, that isn’t too far from the truth. I find myself rarely feeling content to just be still because my mind is always racing to the next thing on the list. If I am sitting with my husband in the evenings, I am thinking about how messy the house is. If I am homeschooling the kids, I am obsessing over all that needs to be completed at work. When I am working at home, I feel guilty because I would rather be with my kids.

I do many things, but I never do any of them well, because I am doing too much.

As women, wives, and mothers we have an unrivaled ability to manufacture guilt about the things we can’t control and we have a debilitating habit of adding more to our plates that only exacerbates the chaos.

Maybe you are struggling with all of the same emotions and thoughts that I have. Have you tried for years to fix whatever is deficient within you to make yourself manage your time more effectively? Do you awake with grand plans for your day but the moment your schedule is diverted you are scrambling for a grip as your day slips through your fingers? Do you battle regret, anxiety, discontentment? Do you feel like your health is failing due to years of unfettered stress?

Busy moms everywhere want a dose of the Proverbs 31 woman’s initiative, a schedule that works, and a nap, am I right? Here are 5 ways to inject some more discipline in your life to render the results that your heart longs for. (Continue…)

HSHSP Ep 54: Conquering Crunchtime Craziness

Teaching teens to schedule projects and events.

HSHSP Ep 54: Conquering Crunchtime Craziness

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Know any homeschool highschoolers who have a tough time managing their time?

  • Overbook themselves?
  • Over amuse themselves?
  • Forget what they are supposed to do until the night before co-op?

Many of us have watched our teens pull all-nighters before their research paper is due for their co-op class, or maybe their history project or lab report.

All-nighters tend to produce under performing teens the next day…also frayed tempers. It is called Crunchtime Craziness.

On the other hand you might know some homeschool moms who fall into the same trap of Crunchtime Craziness.

Want some tips to beat the Crunchtime Craziness?

Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for some practical, do-able tips from moms who done craziness and have found some better ways.

Here is the Freebie Scheduling Backwards.

Check Sabrina’s post on Scheduling Backwards.

 


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Secrets of Scheduling Success

How can we get it all done? If that’s your question, you’ll love this episode of The Homeschool Sanity Show. You will want to grab your copy of the scheduling worksheets as you listen. Scroll down to claim them.

Secrets of Scheduling Success

 

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I have to apologize AGAIN! I did not have the code set up correctly for you to get the Nature Study printables via text message last week. You can definitely get them in the show notes here. I’ve learned how to prevent this problem in the future, but I’ve learned something even more important. I have the best listeners! I didn’t get one complaint. Not one crabby email about this. You are my people and I love you. Thank you for putting up with all my foibles. I wish I could promise there will be no mistakes going forward, but I can’t.

What did go very well last week was the Facebook Live inside look and giveaway of Our Journey Westward’s Charlotte-Mason friendly materials. We had a great time! You can join me on Tuesdays at 4E/3C/2M/1P for more homeschool sanity goodness at Facebook.com/Psychowith6. Comments and shares during the live video earn double entries, but you can still comment up to a week later for an entry in the giveaway. If you’re not a giveaway lover, there’s still nothing like seeing resources in person and being able to ask questions about them. I love Facebook Live for this purpose. If there’s a discount available, I’ll share that, too.

Teaching Tip of the Week

Last week was a time of grieving Mandy Kelly and three of her family members. This blogger behind Worshipful Living was a friend to many of us in Christian, homeschooling, and blogging circles. We will miss her terribly, but we give thanks to God for using her to minister to thousands of people. The grief that I and many friends experienced prompted me to do a Periscope video on how to manage grief and then a second Periscope on how to help others who are grieving. The second video, in particular, reminded me that we need to teach our children how to help those in mourning. If we don’t, they are likely to make mistakes that will add to others’ pain.  I also recommend the book The Art of Helping by Lauren Littauer Briggs that I contributed to. This book is for your reference and is a great resource when you aren’t sure what to say or do in specific situations.

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Time Management Lies Homeschool Moms Believe

Do you have more to do than you can possibly fit in a day? Are you frequently overwhelmed? Do you frequently look for new tools to help you manage your time better? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’ll appreciate this episode. I’ll share six common lies and ways to overcome them.

6 Time Management Lies Homeschool Moms Believe Podcast

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Our children can also do so much to help

Which of these lies costs you the most? Let’s chat about it on Facebook.

6 Time Management Lies Homeschool Moms Believe

HSHSP Ep 41: Time Audits for Teens- What and Why

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Know any teens that struggle with time management? (Know any adults that struggle with time management?)

Wise use of time is one of the most important life skills a young person must master. If they don’t, managing the life balances of college, career and adulthood are going to be tough!

Too much time gaming, sleeping, on social media, goofing around and next thing your teens know…they are behind on research papers, math lessons, science experiments, chores…

Step ONE of time management is a Time Audit.

How is a Time Audit done? Join Sabrina, Kym and Vicki for fun and simple how-to’s.

 

Character Development: Teach Your Teen to Time Audit

The Art of Schedule Juggling – MBFLP 146

 

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Once it was so easy – Dad had his calendar at work, and Mom had hers for the kids and herself. What needed coordination except for holidays and vacations? But when we had kids in high school and heading off to classes and activities all over the place, we realized we had to get better organized or we’d lose track of everything. This episode, we talk about four very simple things we’ve done – and totally for free – that help us keep tabs on everyone’s plans and commitments, so we avoid most of the “Uh oh!” moments we used to have so often!

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How to Be a Professional Home Educator

Are you an amateur or professional homeschooler? The Homeschool Sanity Show PodcastI read the book, Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield, this summer and it had a profound impact on me as a writer and curriculum publisher. But I found so much in the book that applies to us as homeschoolers. I want to share those lessons with you in this episode.

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Sloth app for iOS

Fall Bucket List Challenge

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Have a happy homeschool week!

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