Homeschooling Your Way: Flexibility and Expecting the Unexpected

This week we’ll be talk about organization for homeschoolers. One of the benefits of homeschooling is the flexibility it affords families to tailor school to fit their lifestyle. Because I’m just starting out on this journey, I’ve asked several people to share their experiences and systems with us. And of course we’d love to hear…

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Homeschooling Your Way: A Focus on Independent Work

This week we'll be talk about organization for homeschoolers. One of the benefits of homeschooling is the flexibility it affords families to tailor school to fit their lifestyle. Because I'm just starting out on this journey, I've asked several people to share their experiences and systems with us. And of course we'd love to hear…

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Question of the Day: Do You Have Any Fun First Day of School Traditions?

I'm big on traditions. I think they're a fun way to celebrate and build family memories, and I think my type-A personality likes the predictability of them! Although we're homeschooling, we have a bunch of "first day of school" traditions that we started this year. It got me wondering what other people do as well...…

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Stress-Free Back to School: Routines That Work

Last week I asked you for your best tips for making the back-to-school transition easier. It seemed without exception that every one of the tips centered around having routines in place. Today, I wanted to take a look at what makes a good routine and how to set up a routine that works for you.…

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Stress-Free Back to School: Helping Your Child Organize for Success

Last week I attended a blogcast hosted by Peter Walsh and Office Max to celebrate the launch of the Schoolio van Hoolio line of back-to-school products. These products are adorable, and the blogcast was amazing as always. Peter and the other hosts shared a ton of great tips for organizing school supplies, homework areas, backpacks…

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Question of the Day: What’s Your Best Back-to-School Tip?

I have some ideas for back-to-school organization and time management that I'll be sharing next week, but the truth is my kids are all young, so I'll mostly be passing on what I've learned from other people. Because I know y'all are a wealth of information, I'd love to hear your best back-to-school tips as…

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Creating Category Folders in Google Reader

Update: Google Reader is no longer available; here's what I use instead.  Last week I talked about the value of organizing the subscriptions in your feed reader. A couple of you mentioned that you weren't sure how to do that, so I took some screenshots from my Organizing Your Way Google Reader account to help you…

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Tutorial: Organizing Your Feed Reader

Yesterday many of you shared your favorite organizing blogs in the comments of the Question of the Day post, and I thought as a follow-up to that and my post about decluttering your feed reader, it would be good to talk about organizing your feeds If you use a feed reader, chances are you've opened…

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Question of the Day: Share Your Favorite Organizing Blogs!

No, no, I'm not fishing for comments today! However, I love finding great posts to share with you, connecting with other bloggers in the niche and looking for ways to improve Organizing Your Way, so today's question of the day is: Who are your favorite organizing bloggers (besides Organizing Your Way, of course!)? What do…

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Nesting: Preparing for a New Baby, Part 2

Lately, I've been nesting in my head (if there is such a thing!), trying to think through what life with four little girls under five years old is going to be like, remembering how having a newborn changes things and trying to come up with a plan to simplify and streamline our routines so that…

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