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How to Stay on Track and Keep All the Children’s Schedules in Order

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When I first started homeschooling, I didn’t know whether I was coming or going. It was like a whirlwind and I was just along for the ride. I was initially so excited about homeschooling my kids that I honestly didn’t plan like I should have or go in it with realistic expectations. Staying on track and keeping my children’s schedules in order was just not something that happened my first year.

Here we are mid-year and I know I could have done better. If you are new to homeschooling, take heart. You are not alone, we have all been there. You can do this! You just might need a little help, and that is OK. I needed a lot of help and I am not ashamed to admit it.

Organization and order bring me joy. When my house is clean, I can concentrate so much better. When my desk is in order, I can work so much more efficiently. I am not quite sure what happened when I started homeschooling. I really struggled with keeping the house clean, and cooking dinner, and working from home. Please tell me someone else out there understands.

I have a paper planner that keeps my business life together. I order a new one every year and it has everything work related in it to keep my freelance work going smoothly. I am meticulous about my work and cannot afford to miss any appointments, being late or not completing tasks. I needed to be as organized with my homeschool as I was with work, and I was determined to do so.

Staying on track and keeping my children’s schedules in order took me years to get right. I think it took so long because I didn’t have anything to motivate me to “get it together”. I let the days slip by my fingers, telling myself I will do better tomorrow–while dreading that failing feeling Ihad when I laid down to sleep. It felt like groundhogs day, stressful, hectic, and repeating itself daily. Something had to give.

I heard of Homeschool Planet’s homeschool planner online and I knew I had to give it a try. I have never looked back since.

I want to share with you what in Homeschool Planet’s online planner keeps me on track and keeps my kiddos on their schedules.

1. Homeschool Planet allows for an easy whole year planning system from start to finish. 

I cannot describe the weight lifted off of my shoulders when I knew I could just plan out my children’s WHOLE homeschool year. Homeschool Planet’s user-friendly options to plan out the year make moms happy campers. I was able to break up each child’s calendar into terms, although you can also break them up into semesters or quarters.

2. I can use Homeschool Planet to communicate with my family when I just don’t have time to chat. 

This sounds horrible I know. However, texting my hubby to pick up dinner on his way home from Homeschool Planet’s site is incredible to me. It has saved me many of times from needing toilet tissue for the house or picking up the kids from a friends house—you name it. Assignment reminders for the kids can be sent via email or text, which really helps when they have their headphones on.  I literally can send a text or email lists, notes, and messages right from within Homeschool Planet to family members. How cool is that?

3. Homeschool Planet has widgets for everything. Really, everything.

We can complete our to-do lists in Homeschool Planet; in “we” I mean my husband and me. We are in the process of renovating a rental property. We don’t have a huge budget for it, so we track every cent we pay and we log in our next steps. It really helps keep us accountable to our goals.

My kids love that they can use the Homeschool Planet widgets to look up reference tools like a dictionary/thesaurus or search Google right from the planner’s site. I love to check the weather while I am on and read the Bible verse/inspirational quote on the screen whenever I turn it on. The planner can track and report class hours with a convenient clock icon that lets you see exactly which items you are tracking.

4. Calendars and reports are everything I need to keep my family on track and to stick to our schedules.

Each child is able to access their very own calendar and I can adjust it as needed. I clearly can see their calendars and what they have planned for the day. All of our appointments and game days are on the calendars. I truly love being able to see where our kids are at any given time and they like to keep tabs on me as well. The calendar system can hold my daily routines, chores, and activities while letting me view my kid’s as well.

The online planner has extensive reports to help manage grades, attendance, activities, and more. The report is filterable to obtain the exact information we need. I let Homeschool Planet handle these administrative tasks for me and it is a blessing on my workload. Rescheduling assignments are super easy, and I appreciate that so much. I can have one on one with a child if they are struggling, then re-assign a task to them. It keeps me involved and proactive in their learning.

5. I saved the best for last. Homeschool Planets have an ever growing list of lesson plans for any student.

The lesson plans are exclusively made for Homeschool Planet. There are over 750+ professionally designed lesson plans that we can select from. Each of the lessons is customizable to fit the schedules you have set out for each child. The lessons are printable and you can even print out free homeschooling worksheets for your kids to use offline.

Staying on track is as easy as a click of a button with Homeschool Planet. I only wish I would have known about it my first year of homeschooling.

Homeschool Planet keeps me on track at home and in my homeschool all one place, and it’s available 24/7/365 days a year. I already use it for school and for my home. I am seriously considering using Homeschool Planet’s planner online for my work as well. I will always be a pen and paper planner gal, but keeping organized and logging down my ideas, meetings, and deadlines sounds more and more appealing by the day.

At last — an easy, flexible, full-featured online planner that doesn’t require hours to learn. Just launch, click on the calendar, and start adding classes, assignments, and appointments!

With Homeschool Planet lesson plans, homeschooling has never been easier!

You will LOVE this Online Homeschool Planner

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Today we are highlighting a Homeschool Planet review from Tauna, the writer of Proverbial Homemaker. Tauna is a wife and mom to five beautiful kids who are loud, messy, but AMAZING. Proverbial Homemaker encourages and connects you with tools and resources to help you in your daily life. You will find topics on encouragement for your walk with Christ, biblical marriage and parenting, keeping the home, frugal living, giveaways, reviews, and freebies.

Although Tauna has always been a digital gal (She was a software systems analyst before becoming a mom), she never was one to use digital planners. However, when she found that her paper planners weren’t working, she took the chance to try out Homeschool Planet. In her review, Tauna explains how she was surprised and impressed at just how much Homeschool Planet could do, as well as the ways it can be customized to fit your homeschooling needs and preferences.

Did you know that Homeschool Planet can sync its calendar with other digital calendars like Google or iCal?

“I was really surprised and impressed at how much Homeschool Planet could actually do, as well as all the ways you can customize it to your needs and preferences. That alone makes it worth the cost. No more forcing a planner to fit your needs or just making due. You really can do almost anything to customize Homeschool Planet for YOU!”

Don’t miss this review on Homeschool Planet.

 

Check out Homeschool Planet for yourself with a 30-day FREE trial. No credit card information is necessary to give it a try!

At last — an easy, flexible, full-featured online planner that doesn’t require hours to learn. Just launch, click on the calendar, and start adding classes, assignments, and appointments!

With Homeschool Planet lesson plans, homeschooling has never been easier!

Why an Online Planner Can Be a Lifesaver

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Without an online planner to keep me organized, my life could quite possibly be in complete disarray. If you are like me, then keeping organized may be the only thing that is keeping your head above water. Finding an online planner that worked for my family wasn’t easy, but when I found one that actually worked it was truly a lifesaver.

Flying by the seat of your pants when trying to keep your home “together”, just doesn’t seem to work in the long haul.  Even the most organized person can easily fall into a hay ball of chaos throughout the month and wonder where time has gone.

I remember a time in life when my homeschool and home life was literally a blur. My memory of those days was like a cloud of chaos; like when cartoon characters get into a scuffle and all you can see are hands and feet popping out of a cloud of smoke. I know that seems like an exaggeration, but in the midst of my unorganized life, it truly felt like that.  I wonder how I was able to even function.

If this sounds familiar, then maybe this is the year you let an online planner be your lifesaver as well. Anytime is a good time to start using an online planner, but why not start today?! Once you get started you will wonder why you didn’t start a long time ago. When I learned all about Homeschool Planet’s multi-purpose online planner, and there was no turning back.

Check out these reasons why Homeschool Planet was a lifesaver for my family and why it will do the same for you.

  1. I am forgetful

It is easy to find yourself wrapped up in a super busy week, and let your to-do list pile up with not a thing to checked off.  My online planner helps me to remember what is due and when, what my deadlines are, and what I need to do next in my housework, work, and family. Reminders can be sent to each family member individually. My kids even send me reminders. “Mom, don’t forget about our movie date!” They keep me on my toes. Plans change and an online planner helps us roll with those changes seamlessly.

  1. I need flexibility

How many times have you been out and about running errands or at a doctor’s appointment, when you need to write something down, set-up a reminder, or even learn you have missed a deadline? An online planner follows us anywhere that has an internet connection to update and edit as many times as we’d like.

  1. I couldn’t do it all

I decided to start a work-at-home business. As if my life wasn’t complicated enough! My family needed an extra income and I knew I was able to help provide it. Yet, how would I homeschool, run my household, AND work from home? I was using the best homeschool planner online ever already with my kids. It kept them on schedule and sent them reminders on when their assignments were due. I soon found that I could organize my home schedule of appointments, set daily chore schedules, and all while using the online planner for work deadlines and tasks. This online planner literally kept me in line, when I needed it the most.

  1. Setting goals

I go through times when I just don’t believe in myself. I deter myself from moving to the next level in my business or I get discouraged when trying to homeschool my kids. I doubt I am good enough to handle it all, and on my own, I couldn’t handle it all. Yet, my online planner helps me to stay focused and reach my goals. I am able to take notes on spur of the moment ideas, make reminders to research how to grow my business, and when to make time for fun with my kids. I needed something to keep me on track and to motivate me not to give up. Homeschool Planet’s planner online helped me to send messages to my kids for encouragement and to tell them I love them a few extra times throughout the day.

  1. I needed ME time

I honestly was running on empty. Every day felt as if time was getting shorter and shorter. Until I was able to get my life in order, it seemed as though time was literally slipping away. Homeschool Planet’s planner online was able to keep me on target for daily routines, homeschool, and now my work. The last piece of the puzzle was making time for self-care. Moms tend to put themselves on the back burner. Yet, when mom is stressed, everything in the home is affected. Homeschool Planet’s customizable planner has allowed me to schedule in some much needed ME time and my family sees the difference it has mad. It is healthy to set time aside to take care of the earthly temple given to us.

Organization brings me joy. Even in a life full of trials and struggles, being able to have order in my home really helps me feel at ease. I am so grateful to have found an online organization tool to help keep my life together. I honestly don’t know how I could have made it without it.

Homeschool Planet was exactly what I needed to keep my head above water. Do you need a lifesaver in your home too? Homeschool Planet’s Lesson Market Place and homeschool planner online can help!

Check out Homeschool Planet for yourself with a 30-day FREE trial. No credit card information is necessary to give it a try!

At last — an easy, flexible, full-featured online planner that doesn’t require hours to learn. Just launch, click on the calendar, and start adding classes, assignments, and appointments!

With Homeschool Planet lesson plans, homeschooling has never been easier!

Your Favorite Homeschool Planner to Organize Life

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This week we are highlighting a review from Crystal McClean of Castle View Academy. Crystal is a mother of two wonderful children, who has found her way to the home education path to learning. Her Castle View Academy site is full of delightful information on frugal living and inspiration to help you in your homeschooling journey. It doesn’t stop there. Crystal also provides a vast array of resources for learning, creativity, recipes, and family life.

Crystal has multiple profiles set up on her account: personal, one for each family member, chores, her virtual assistant work, and of course one for her blog (which reminded her to write the review).  In Crystal’s review, she is excited to share that Homeschool Planet has an awesome new feature that will surely impress any homeschool family. Check out what the new feature is here!

Did you know that Homeschool Planet’s goal is to set up lesson plans for all major homeschool curricula? We are excited to share all of these with you and your family.

“Yes, after 2 years, I’m still excited by what this online planner is capable of and I can’t wait to see what new features they will bring out in the future.”

Click here to read this review on Homeschool Planet.

Check out Homeschool Planet for yourself with a 30-day FREE trial. No credit card information is necessary to give it a try!

At last — an easy, flexible, full-featured online planner that doesn’t require hours to learn. Just launch, click on the calendar, and start adding classes, assignments, and appointments!

With Homeschool Planet lesson plans, homeschooling has never been easier!

Organize Your Homeschool, Home and Whole LIFE with a Perfectly Designed Planner

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Kelly of KGB That’s Me! is this week’s feature reviewer for Homeschool Planet. Kelly Burgess is a homeschool blogger who blogs about her life and times in northern Texas. Kelly is a Christian homeschooling mom of 3 growing children. She currently serves on The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Review Crew where she reviews anything from single products to homeschool resources–and everything in between.

Kelly’s review explains how important it is that Homeschool Planet is designed to organize not only your homeschool but your home and LIFE as well. Kelly has tried other digital planners that have been too cumbersome and time-consuming. By the time Kelly finished her last weeks of school on the 30-day trial, she already knew that she was hooked on Homeschool Planet! Kelly says that Homeschool Planet has capabilities she knows other families will find useful.

Did you know that Homeschool Planet provides the ability for you to track hours spent on core subjects, creating transcripts, and tracking grades and attendance? We all could use this!

“Homeschool Planet literally manages my life at this point. It has a whole year of our school assignments, all of our sports practices and game schedules, all of our doctor and dental appointments, my shopping lists, my to-do list, my commitments to volunteer at my oldest son’s school, committee meetings, field trips, and even my due dates for my reviews, all in one place! I can’t tell you how much that has improved my life!”

Select link to read this review on Homeschool Planet.

Check out Homeschool Planet for yourself with a 30-day FREE trial. No credit card information is necessary to give it a try!

At last — an easy, flexible, full-featured online planner that doesn’t require hours to learn. Just launch, click on the calendar, and start adding classes, assignments, and appointments!

With Homeschool Planet lesson plans, homeschooling has never been easier!

Start Fresh in 2019 by Getting Organized

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There is something hopeful about a New Year. It feels as though there is something ingrained in us to want to improve, want to do better, or want to try something new. No matter how the year turned out for us, we have hope that things will either excel from last year’s success or turnaround for the better from last year’s woes.

New Year’s make perfect times to recharge and give a little motivation for being more efficient in your home, work, and life. The key to making a fresh start in the New Year is to organize your surroundings for smooth sailing. There are three things a mom can do to organize and make a fresh new start. I am sure there are a billion other things to help you, but these have helped me first hand.

Prioritize (All else will stem from this)

It is certainly common to hear people say that we should put God first in all we do. However, what does that look like in our lives? Deuteronomy 6: 5 says we should love the Lord our God with all our heart. with all our soul and with all our might. He surely doesn’t command that we do that for any other thing in this whole world, including our kids and husband. It is hard for us to hear that sometimes when we put so much of who we are into our kids and spouse.

It is easy to get consumed with our children’s needs, with our husband’s attention, but nothing will work as it should without God being our #1 priority. The truth is, if we make reading His good Word and being in His presence through prayer and supplication, we will only then fully understand who He truly is. That includes Him being a God of order.

God was the perfect planner and commanded order! He, in 6 consecutive days, planned the whole of creation. He could have made it all exist, all at once but He didn’t. He even scheduled a specific time for rest. We can learn to be intentional in getting organized as the Lord has exemplified. Putting Him FIRST will really put the rest into perspective.

Self-care (Take care of you)

This admittedly was the hardest for me last year; if you have been accustomed to putting yourself on the backburner, then I know you can relate. I feel guilty to take care of me. Do you ever feel that way? My sister-in-law gave me a gift certificate to get a massage for my birthday one year (January). It expired on the 11th of August. Guess what day I scheduled my appointment? August 11th.  I felt guilty about making an appointment for a FREE massage! That is “momlife” sometimes.

There are some common “momlife” challenges that can really drain us physically and spiritually. Regardless of how draining these things can be, we can’t forget that fact that God’s Word tells us to deny ourselves (Luke 9:23). We memorize verses like this and Philippians 2:3-4 and inevitably want to put others before ourselves. I get it, trust me.

Sometimes when I feel drained; it feels as though there is a weight on my body and arms like an X-Ray vest. I can’t help but think that God would have us to find ways to replenish ourselves to keep going. To try and get this weight off of ourselves.

Being a mom is a selfless commission and we do it willingly.  We don’t get vacations, we don’t have lunch breaks, we don’t have sick days, or get off early. We must remember that Jesus clearly has told us to go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest a while (Mark 6:31). He understands us fully. At the time he said this, many people were coming and going. So much so, that Jesus and his apostles didn’t even have time to eat. Sound familiar?

Think about this for a moment. We encourage our kids to have healthy godly friendships, do we work on any friendships of our own? We make our kids go to bed at a decent hour (because it is healthy), but do we do the same for ourselves? We have bible study with our kids, read God’s Word and pray with them, but how much time do we spend one-on-one with the Creator—our comforter (Jehovah Nacham)?

What can you think of to do to take care of you this year and give yourself some rest?

Digitize your planner (Organize your homeschool, work, and life all in one place)

I am sure you have heard the saying ”If you fail to plan, then you plan to fail.” Planning is not sufficient within itself. We can plan all day long, then not follow through with what we have set out for ourselves to accomplish.

I don’t know about you but my mind is just not working like it used to. I recently started working online on top of homeschooling. I praise God that I was able to get one job after the other when I started, but somehow I thought I could keep it all together… in my brain. After a missed video conference, I knew I had to get organized somehow.

I needed something to use while I was working, but I didn’t want to use yet another platform to log into. If you are like me, you have zillions (OK, not zillions, but A LOT) of tabs open at once. We need to simplify, not add another one. I was already using Homeschool Planet and looked through its capabilities to find that I didn’t have to use it only for homeschool.

Homeschool Planet allows families to access every family member’s schedule. I have added my chore charts for the family to it as well. I know that I needed to look no further for something to organize my homeschool, life, and now work. I am completely satisfied with how Homeschool Planet keeps my life in order. It brings me joy to know that I have a computer-based system to plan and organize all my needs and in ONE place.

Homeschool Planet may be exactly what you need to make a fresh start this New Year, to organize, and to schedule in some time to take care of yourself.

Putting God first, spending time alone with Him, and efficiently planning my schedule helped me over the years to organize and make a fresh start every year. What will you do to start fresh this New Year?

Check out Homeschool Planet for yourself with a 30-day FREE trial. No credit card information is necessary to give it a try!

At last — an easy, flexible, full-featured online planner that doesn’t require hours to learn. Just launch, click on the calendar, and start adding classes, assignments, and appointments!

With Homeschool Planet lesson plans, homeschooling has never been easier!

The BEST Homeschool Planner Online

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Today we are featuring a review from Crystal Wagner of Triumphant Learning. Crystal is a homeschool blogger who helps many overwhelmed moms and new homeschooling moms implement an engaging, rigorous homeschool education. Through her consulting services, she can work with you to develop an educational plan tailored specifically to your children and family’s needs. She also helps families on their homeschool journeys with her All in a Homeschool Day podcast and her blog. From start to finish, Crystal has a wealth of knowledge you will want to glean from.

The “spreadsheet queen”, as her friends call her, has provided some really useful information on her review that organized and detailed moms will relate to and appreciate. Crystal has tried many online planners that have fallen short of her needs. She found that with using Homeschool Planet, she can now plan with even more detail and even better efficiency than with her trusted spreadsheets!

Did you know that you can add details to classes on Homeschool Planet like shared assignments for family classes? This option works really well with unit studies!

“Every online homeschool planner I tried failed to meet my expectations and could not even come close to doing what my spreadsheet could do. And I tried every.single.one out there. Then I found Homeschool Planet! I fell in love with it on the first use and love it more each day. You may not believe this, but I can now plan in more detail and with better efficiency than with my spreadsheet! But don’t worry, if you don’t like to plan in detail, there are still a lot of features that you will love.”

Click here to read this review on Homeschool Planet.

Check out Homeschool Planet for yourself with a 30-day FREE trial. No credit card information is necessary to give it a try!

At last — an easy, flexible, full-featured online planner that doesn’t require hours to learn. Just launch, click on the calendar, and start adding classes, assignments, and appointments!

With Homeschool Planet lesson plans, homeschooling has never been easier!

Replace the Weekly Planners for ALL Your Children with Homeschool Planet

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We are featuring today, a review from homeschool blogger Jennifer Mackinnon with Practical, By Default. Jennifer’s website encourages, supports, and inspires moms to juggle homeschool and work life. Balancing these two aren’t the easiest but thankfully bloggers like Jennifer share their favorite homeschool resources, printables, homeschool books, and freebies to make things a little easier for us to cope. She even has a Homeschool Mom Book Club to discuss and read books to help moms in—well, in life!

Just like most homeschool families, Jennifer’s review shares how trying to juggle and keep track of everything in life can be a nightmare. If you have homeschooled for a period of time, you will see that keeping calendars, daily/weekly planners, to-do lists and other tools for life is just not practical or effective. As a busy mom, Jennifer loved that she can set-up homeschool lessons easily, send texts with the grocery list to her husband to pick up on the way home and develop a chore chart that each child could access. Everything one place is convenient for any family.

Did you know that the Homeschool Planet’s homeschool planner online allows you to set up a calendar for each member of your family? You can access everyone’s schedule all in one place.

“When I realized Homeschool Planet had the ability to replace not only the weekly planners for each of my kids but also my own to do lists, working schedule, shopping lists, chore lists and more, I kinda geeked out!”

“Technology and I don’t always get along. However, this was so easy!”

Click here to read this review on Homeschool Planet.

Check out Homeschool Planet for yourself with a 30-day FREE trial. No credit card information is necessary to give it a try!

At last — an easy, flexible, full-featured online planner that doesn’t require hours to learn. Just launch, click on the calendar, and start adding classes, assignments, and appointments!

With Homeschool Planet lesson plans, homeschooling has never been easier!

The Homeschool Planet Planner is Pretty Close to Perfect

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“Pretty close to perfect” is pretty awesome! We appreciate these kind words from Kathy Gossen, a homeschool blogger from Cornerstone Confessions, in her review of Homeschool Planet. Kathy’s website is aimed at encouraging women in Christ with resources that help teach our children, reach our goals, and love those around us. She is the wife of a farmer’s son, a homeschooling mom to three beautiful girls, and an Okie (Oklahoma native) inside and out.

Kathy’s review explains why she chose Homeschool Planet to digitally organize her homeschool lesson plans online. Before even reviewing Homeschool Planet, Kathy made sure it was a product that was suitable for her own family. We appreciate that she wouldn’t review a product otherwise. Kathy discovered several gems that really helped her decide on Homeschool Planet as a homeschool planner online; I think they will help you as well.

Did you know that, in Homeschool Planet, you can select your school days with a simple click of a button? You aren’t locked into a set calendar but can select and un-select days easily.

“Yes, there is no perfect planner out there, but with all the different options available, you are bound to get pretty close with Homeschool Planet.”

Click here to read this review on Homeschool Planet.

Check out Homeschool Planet for yourself with a 30-day FREE trial. No credit card information is necessary to give it a try!

At last — an easy, flexible, full-featured online planner that doesn’t require hours to learn. Just launch, click on the calendar, and start adding classes, assignments, and appointments!

With Homeschool Planet lesson plans, homeschooling has never been easier!

Why Staying Organized in Your Homeschool is Important

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When I first started homeschooling I miscalculated my success rate. I was excited about the freedom that homeschooling would afford our family. I envisioned a wrinkle-free environment where my kids would willingly love learning from me, would be enthusiastic to be home, and would not face bullies or disenchanted teachers.

They received a determined mom in the beginning, but 6 months in, I was a momster momniac struggling to get through the day and to put dinner on the table. I realized that no structured order in my home meant utter chaos. Even in the freedom that homeschooling allows, some organization is exactly what we need to succeed and just frankly, not throw in the towel.

I decided that something had to give. I should have known better. As an early education teacher, I knew that every year, the beginning of the year needed to start with a set routine and a set of rules to follow before I even thought about teaching lessons. Why I thought schooling would be different for my own children just boggles my mind now. Well, we live and we learn.

The honest truth is that you can plan to “get organized” and take steps to plan your homeschool, but then the house cleaning flops or dinner doesn’t get done on time. Then what? It is important to realize that at that very moment we decide everything is too much, we also easily forget the very reason why we decided to homeschool in the first place.

In whatever space you find yourself in today, whether it be spending hours on one lesson that should have taken you 15 minutes or your laundry is piling up miles high, some organization will help you tremendously. Taking steps to get organized didn’t help me immediately, and you will see that it won’t have lasting effects either. Let me explain.

Usually, when I find myself out of sorts, I can trace it back to putting my MAIN priority in the back burner. My son is super hyperactive. Even with cutting out red dyes and sugar during the week, along with assuring he gets ample sleep time at night, he still can’t sit still for long periods of time. God love him, he would rather be knee deep in the dirt and playing rugby any day, especially during homeschool.

His reading lessons were taking me all day; it literally had me in tears. I couldn’t attend to his needs and deal with my home at the same time. I had to face the day knowing dinner wasn’t getting ready on time or housework wouldn’t be getting done the way I liked. My son was overwhelmed, I was a momster momniac, and my daughter was being ignored. Why did I think I would be soo good at this homeschool thing?

Oh, that is right! I knew that the Lord would get me through. I trusted, when we first made the homeschool plunge, that this was the Lord’s will and I trusted Him to finish the good work he started. If I knew that was true, then why wasn’t I turning, better yet running to him for help?

In my time with the Lord, I read about God being a God of order. I have talked to people about this plenty of times in the context of order during the assembly of believers. I knew that the Lord was meticulously detailed and exemplified order to us in his good word. I knew it was true for a body of believers but ignored that it might be true in my home as well.

God ‘s Word is everlasting and living water. It truly provides guidance for us in our everyday lives. He showed me that I could apply order to my home and homeschool. There would be blessing in the obedience to follow his word and guidance.

Paul advises the Corinthian church, “Let all things be done decently and in order” (1 Corinthians 14:40). If we stop for a moment to contemplate just how this applies to our life we would see that it would benefit us to bow the knee and ask the Lord to help us bring order into our homes.

God’s creation was perfect, the sun sets and rises without a change. His divine nature is weaved throughout the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. God’s blatant unfolding of order in scriptures lets us know that without it, chaos will soon follow.

A key to getting organized lies with the PLANNING stage. God was a perfect and good planner. God prepared a way for us and purposed us to be his handiwork (Ephesians 2:10). Having an understanding of his plan, along with how he establishes our steps beforehand (Proverbs 16:9), gives us a clear picture of how intentional we should be about organizing our home; the first ministry that was assigned to us.

The Bible as a whole is a great plan of salvation for us all, Ephesians 1:5 -6 tells us that God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.

I understood how it really does bring great pleasure to bless my children and home with a plan that will organize them both. Knowing that our good Father exemplified order for us helps us to submit the chaos to him and to establish an organized home. We know this obedience would please the Lord, and everything else will stem from that.

After realizing that he would be pleased with me seeking him first in my home, my next step was finding a tool to help me. Even the Proverbs 31 women needed help!

Homeschool Planet provides a planner that would help you keep your home schedule and homeschool organized. A few of our most popular features include automatic rescheduling assignments, having your home, school, and work schedules in one place, customizable grading/attendance/reporting, and daily/weekly reminders.

Homeschool Planet is an easy, flexible, full-featured online planner you can use on multiple devices and doesn’t require much effort to learn.

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At last — an easy, flexible, full-featured online planner that doesn’t require hours to learn. Just launch, click on the calendar, and start adding classes, assignments, and appointments!

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