Fail to Plan; Plan to Fail: A Series Review!

Fail-to-planRecently a friend who is fairly new to homeschooling gave me a call. She had a lot of questions regarding homeschooling, but her main concern seemed to be, “How do I do it all? How do I clean my house, do my laundry, school my kids, do a million other things, and still remain sane?” My one resounding answer was organization! As the old adage goes, “If you fail to plan, plan to fail.”

Now, let me be very clear. I am not perfect, nor do I always plan perfectly. There are many times I have needed to restructure my plan. Things change and so do my family’s needs, but the saying still stands true. I will not accomplish anything if I don’t at least have the building blocks set in place.

That being said, how do we go about setting up our schedules? I’m so glad you asked!

Prioritizing Life
Managing the Budget
Adding Events
Planning the Homeschool Year
Putting it all Together

Please keep in mind, these are not hard-lines which cannot be crossed. Rather, consider these as they were intended, guidelines. They are a starting point which can be changed and manipulated at any given point. What works for me, might not work for you. We should feel free to pray about what we are learning and then decide for ourselves where the Lord is leading.

May these ideas help you as much as they help me!
Cristina

“And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it.”
~ Habakkuk 2:2

Your Turn!: What is the best household management tip you’ve ever received?

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Fail to Plan, Plain to Fail: Part Five

Fail-to-planPart Five, and the final portion of this series written a few years ago, was intended to help us form a ‘master plan’; combining all our previous organization into one agenda which will guide us in our day-to-day activities. No plan is fail proof, but… if you fail to plan, you most certainly plan to fail! 

Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail: Part Five

Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail: Part Four, Revisited

Fail-to-planPart Four of this series, written a few years ago, was intended to better help us organize all of life’s activities into one routine. With a little thought and care, our lives can be less stressful, more productive, and even a lot of fun!

Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail: Part Four

Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail: Part Three, Revisited

Fail-to-planI wrote this article a few years back in order to help families who might be struggling with time management. Life can get a bit busy; sometimes, just downright crazy! Here are a few tips which might help!

Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail: Part Three

Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail: Part Two, Revisited

Fail-to-planI wrote this article a few years back in order to help those new to homeschooling better establish a budget for their home. Managing a home on one income is certainly not easy, but it can be done!

Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail: Part Two

Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail: Part One, Revisited

Fail-to-planI wrote this article a few years back in order to help those new to homeschooling better establish a routine for their home. It is my heartfelt desire to see more families successfully navigate the world of home education and be confident in their choice. 

Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail: Part One