As I talked and interviewed hundreds of women on my Instagram, I started hearing a theme. Many of you are not able to receive help from your husbands. Your husbands travel for work; are doing manual labor and are depleted themselves when they come home; or some are just unwilling to help. My heart went out to these women, who really have to rely on themselves to make their own days better. But in the course of the conversation, I figured out a solution. I asked what each of you to encourage yourselves, and lift yourselves up on a bad day.
This second chart is for the days where you have to take your own life in hand and make things better for yourselves. These charts are best both used together, but if you can only use this one, you’re the reason I put the time in to make this.
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The Communication Numbers Chart is there to help you figure out what could be helpful when help is offered. Just look at the list of feeling words, and the descriptions of the body feeling that goes with it. Then, in the third row you will find a list of things that could be helpful. Better yet, make a copy for your partner, then ask them instead of asking, “How are you doing?” ask “What number are you at.” This will give them the idea of what is going on in your body and mind with out having to try to find the right words.
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This Monthly Homeschool Planner Workbook is EXACTLY what I needed in my life. I love setting goals, journaling, and habit trackers. I made it for myself because I couldn’t find what I wanted anywhere else. My favorite questions were carefully selected and then I adjusted them to be homeschool-based. Once finished I had put so…
This 19-page Homeschool Planner Workbook was written for me to use in our homeschool. By the time I finished creating it I had burnt up several hours and I decided to save some of you the trouble by making it available.
- I start the book with four pages of questions to analyze your homeschool year. These are similar to the usual goal-setting questions but made specific to homeschooling.
- The next two pages are laying out the subject you want to teach and the book/methods you want to teach those subjects.
- There are 4 pages to write books you want to read, and books you have read as you go.
- Then comes the memorization and field trip goals.
- The final 3 pages are to be printed every month. There are two goal-setting questions for each month, a habit tracker for your ONE thing to focus on for the month. The next page is to review your month. Analyze what worked, what didn’t work, what you have coming up, and the systems you changed to make things easier. I give you a place to rate your month just as a way to look back over the year. The final page of this section is to check in on your subject list. To see what you need to teach that month to meet your yearly goal.
I’m looking forward to using this in my homeschool, and I hope it makes yours easy too. If you need it printed and bound I recommend Family Nest Printing! They’ve done work for me in the past and it was BEAUTIFUL! (note: just remember to print pages 16-18 as many months as you plan to do school) You can get a discount if you use the code SUNSHINE
This is a set of meditation cards to help you focus on truth. Some days it’s impossible to read more than one verse, so I’ve picked 9 verses to bring hope and comfort on the long days of rocking and nursing. Each set of cards also comes with a cover card and two blank cards to write a couple of your own favorite verses and prayers.
These verses have provided so much comfort for me, and I hope they will provide comfort for you too!
This Kid’s Morning Chore Chart has ended my struggle with mornings. Before I implemented this new routine everyone needed something right away. We set out their breakfast the night before, so they can help themselves as soon as they wake up. When I get up there are three of them and one of me and I would need to be an octopus to get it all done. This routine of putting out little fires meant I wasn’t eating for a couple of hours after I got up.
I started implementing a “No one asks for anything until mommy has had breakfast and coffee” rule. This chart is to help enforce that. If anyone asks for something before I’ve eaten, they are referred to the chart this keeps them busy until I’ve had time to make breakfast and coffee.
This morning chore chart has a picture prompt rather than words, so even my pre-reader is able to participate.
It includes Get Dressed, Make Bed, Put away Pajama, Put your Dishes in the Sink, and Morning Basket time.
I did not include cleaning your room, because we do that the night before. Most morning baskets include heavy parental involvement, but the one we do is entirely independent. it includes…
- Devotions – If you’re looking for kid’s Bible Study resources I listed some for all ages here.
- Handwriting practice – For The little ones there are dry erase guided books.
- Reading practice – The littler ones have “I Spy” or “Where’s Waldo” books to look at.
Hope this Kid’s Morning Chore Chart helps you get some uninterrupted breakfast and coffee in the morning too!
I started our own nature study group and would print off scavenger hunts, but I discovered they were all really general. I decided to make some that are seasonally appropriate, in order to make sure we can maximize the fun. There is nothing worse than losing your scavenger hunt because you can’t find a bloom in January. These can be printed off in color or black and white.
This set also includes nature color wheels. I recommend printing them off on cardstock and then clipping clothespins to the edges. These are going to need color print.
This is the list of organized car essentials that I compiled from hundreds of moms on Instagram. I used to keep my car empty other than a bit of trash, a charge cord, and a hair kit. All that changed when I heard what a couple of other mom’s kept in their car to be safe! I decided to load up on essentials.
When I called for help in a poll these are the items that other moms said they couldn’t do without in their car! This is going to help so much when we are doing field trips this coming year!
This is not an all-inclusive list! This is our list of basics. I add or take off things based on what our week’s menu plan looks like. I know that with these I can easily cook from home every day of the week.
I don’t recommend going out and buying it all at once, that could make for a hefty grocery bill, and depending on what you bought some of it might go bad before you got to it! What I would try to do is look over your menu, and add a few of these each time.
The handiest thing about this list is you can use it as an inventory list before you go shopping once you’ve established all the staples. This was my mom’s method when we lived 30 minutes to the nearest grocery store and she literally only shopped once every other week.
HAPPY COOKING! AND I HOPE THIS HELPS YOUR QUEST TO TAKE OUT LESS TAKE-OUT!
I’ve been doing all-season fun checklists for about 5 years now. I caught myself just surviving seasons rather than enjoying them to their fullest. Moments would sneak up on me or pass before I remembered to take full advantage. I started making hand-drawn lists in my Midori, but those weren’t easy to put on the fridge or share with friends.
Per request, I created a Fun Checklist for every season and shared them with my email list. I’ve compiled all of them here so you can download and print them at any time! If you want to be first in line for future free products, or offerings be sure to sign up for my email list!
I also have Nature Scavenger Hunts to help keep you enjoying the outdoors in every season too!
I used my “I did it” list to make this list, but I did add a couple of things that I realize now I forgot when I was cleaning. Also, your list may look a little different depending on what kinds of rooms you have in your house.
This is not a list to finish in a day unless your house is starting off significantly cleaner than mine was.
This isn’t a list to make you feel guilty. If you do ONE thing from this list, congratulate yourself! If you do the list over the course of 3 weeks pat yourself on the back. My goal isn’t to make you feel guilty. It is only helpful if you are going to find it helpful!
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