Best of Homeschool Sanity: How to Have Your Sanest Homeschool Year

Hoping for a saner homeschool year? I have six suggestions for you. While simple, they’re very powerful for creating the peace and joy you long for.


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How to Make This Year Your Sanest Homeschool Year Podcast

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Anki

the mistake of giving up on our routines this time of year

The 5 Am Miracle by Jeff Sanders

Pam Barnhill’s Morning Basket Guide

Konos How to Have a New Kid by Friday by Kevin Leman

Supernanny

Nanny 911

an episode I did with Reb Bradley

an episode of this podcast on teaching children to do chores well

Plan to Eat

Tastefully Simple

The Once and For All Meal Plan.

two free planners

Trello

Techie Homeschool Mom

The Organized Homeschool Life

Which of these sanity steps will you take first? Let’s talk about it at Homeschool Sanity on Facebook.

How to Have Your Sanest Homeschool Year

Hoping for a saner homeschool year? I have six suggestions for you. While simple, they’re very powerful for creating the peace and joy you long for.


Want to read this article as a blog post? READ HERE or SUBSCRIBE ON ITUNES or ON STITCHER

How to Make This Year Your Sanest Homeschool Year Podcast

Links

Subscribe

Anki

the mistake of giving up on our routines this time of year

The 5 Am Miracle by Jeff Sanders

Pam Barnhill’s Morning Basket Guide

Konos How to Have a New Kid by Friday by Kevin Leman

Supernanny

Nanny 911

an episode I did with Reb Bradley

an episode of this podcast on teaching children to do chores well

Plan to Eat

Tastefully Simple

The Once and For All Meal Plan.

two free planners

Trello

Techie Homeschool Mom

The Organized Homeschool Life

Which of these sanity steps will you take first? Let’s talk about it at Homeschool Sanity on Facebook.

Your New Year Gift to Jesus

New Years Gift to JesusI know, I know, the holidays are over.

For some there is a sigh of relief, and for others there is sadness. I’m somewhere in between. Happy to see the gift-wrapping, baking, and card-sending over, but not happy to see the end of the get-togethers, meals shared, smiles and gladness that simple pleasures bring.

It isn’t the present that’s important—it’s what is in the heart.

I began thinking about what I could give long before Christmas and some of my ideas were beyond my budget, but gifts from the heart are well within. Then at church I heard the perfect sermon that summed up my thoughts, based upon the Magi. The Bible speaks of men from the East who followed a star leading them to Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. The Magi came bearing gifts. It was an epiphany—they realized this special child had been chosen for an amazing task. The Messiah!

Many years later I sit in my home and consider this Child and my gift to Him.

I asked my children to join in and jot down their “gifts.” What would they give to their Savior in the new year?

I was pretty impressed (yes, I know I’m a bit biased). Their lists included reading the Bible, attending church, listening to the Lord and His will for their life, and even some good deeds, such as being patient with each other.

Our pastor said we should give the Lord our sinfulness—only through His grace and sacrifice on the cross could we be purified. Wow.

And so I continue to think about what my gift should be in this NEW year. What would I give the chosen one, the Messiah, my Lord? What could I possibly have that He would want?

As I continue to pray and ponder, I invite you to do the same. What will you give the Lord? Have you considered this New Year in terms of business goals, household goals, or family goals? How about Spiritual goals?

I know what I’m giving my Savior—do you?