Back to School Ideas for Kids: Rock Schedules
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Back to School Ideas for Kids: Rock Schedules

The following post is from Kristina of Toddler Approved: Summer is ending, and I am craving a return to routines and schedules. My kids have been a little crazy lately because bedtimes have been a little later than normal and we've been neglecting some of the typical learning activities that we usually do. In preparation…

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How to Have a Chilled Out Summer Routine & Make Working from Home Easy

The following post is from Prerna of The Mom Writes: Ahh.. the summer! We look forward to it and yet we dread it. We want the season to be filled with fun for the kids, but we also know that we need to get work done in the midst of it all. How does one…

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How to Juggle Working from Home When Kids Are Unwell

The following post is from Prerna of The Mom Writes: Last Sunday, I spent the entire day working on a video for a possible scholarship to an online course. I was bone-tired by the end of the day and looked forward to a long and peaceful night’s rest to kick off Monday on the right…

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The Secret to Building a Routine That Works

I shared a peek into our daily routine in last week's "Day in the Life" post, and this is probably the first time in my adult life (and definitely since we began homeschooling) that we have a daily routine that actually works for our family on a consistent basis. We've always had morning routines and…

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How to Create Margin in Your Family’s Schedule

The following post is from Amanda of OhAmanda.com: At the beginning of my college career, we could hand write our papers. I clearly rode to school on a dinosaur's back. However, by the end of college (I squeezed four years into five), we had to use computers. Like any good student, I was concerned about…

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Simplifying for Fall: Routines and Schedules {Day 6}

Today's Day 6 of the Simplify for Fall Challenge, and we're tackling routines and schedules for the fall! By the way, I completely left the family/living room and entryway off my schedule, so we'll be hitting those areas on Monday! Fall typically represents a slower schedule for our family -- compared to the busyness of…

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The Pre-Breakfast Productivity Boost

The following post is from Prerna of The Mom Writes: As someone who is an early riser, I value the time I get before the morning routine gets underway. However, even if you’re not an early riser, you can use the time before breakfast to kickstart your day into a productive, peaceful mode. Here’s how:…

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How to Create a Workable, Enjoyable Work from Home Routine

The following post is from Prerna of The Mom Writes: Working from home has many perks. One of them being you can create your own hours and routines. Unfortunately, this can also be of the downfalls of working from home. The flexibility to create our own routine often leads to haphazard, unfocused working efforts that…

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Evaluating Your Performance as a Home Manager

I love the term home manager because I think it is a good reminder that the tasks involved with running a home -- cleaning, meal planning, shopping, organizing, scheduling, etc. -- require effort and commitment. Jamie from Steady Mom refers to this concept as "professional motherhood" in her book, Steady Days, and Tsh from Simple…

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Divide and Conquer to Be Productive

The following post is from Bernice Wood of Living the Balanced Life: In our busy society, there are plenty of things to keep us distracted from advertisements, to events, to classes, to sports teams, to Facebook, to Twitter, to blogs, and I hear that Pinterest is quite a time-suck as well. And then, there are…

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