Hopefully you’ve been reading along all week and are ready for day 4 of the Back to Homeschool Blog Hop! Today I want to focus on something that distracts Moms - namely - a messy, dirty house.
Moms, It will not do you any good to plan out those lessons if all you can see on the first day your troops gather is a messy home. Take some time and clean your house!
I know in our home the summer months can be so packed full of activities and going outside that the house suffers. Things get dropped just inside the door and they don’t get put away. NOW, before you start back to homeschooling, is the time to get everything put away.
Dearest Moms, you need to clean your home so YOU can stay focused this school year. Take a few hours or a few days, however much time you need, and get your home organized before you add in the demands of educating your children. Better yet, get the whole family involved. Assign each child an age-appropriate task, and get everyone working on getting your house clean!
Take time to deep clean your bathrooms and the kitchen, because we all know these are the areas that we as Moms notice the most when they’re dirty! Have your children pull everything out from under their beds and sort, purge, and sweep. Help them as much as they needs it. This is an exercise in preparing your home to be an inviting place ~ for you!
If you want some inspiration for cleaning, or tips on how to divide it up into manageable chunks, you can pop on over and read some of the posts on my dear friend Michele’s blog. Most of you will remember Michele’s quest to have us spend 34 weeks to clean and declutter our homes this year. We have accomplished almost all of the 34 tasks… even though I haven’t blogged about all of them! For the ones I have blogged about, I've labelled them "34 Weeks of cleaning w/friends."
Tomorrow I’m going to talk about… something I want to do better at this school year.
Not much of a spoiler - but I do hope you’ll be back tomorrow!
Marcy @ Ben and Me
Debra @ Footprints in the Butter
Chareen @ Every Bed of Roses
Amy @ Homeschool Encouragement
Missica @ The Open Window: An Autism Blog
Misty @ Year Round Homeschooling
Jennifer @ A Glimpse of Our Life
Heather @ Only Passionate Curiosity
Clarissa @ Counting Our Blessings
Christy @ Unexpected Homeschool
Monique @ Living Life and Learning
Rebecca @ Raventhreads
Rebekah @ There Will Be A $5 Charge For Whining
April @ ElCloud Homeschool
Brenda @ Counting Pinecones
Tara @ This Sweet Life
Tara @ Embark on the Journey
Jennifer @ Chestnut Grove Academy
Annette @ In All You Do
Lisa @ Farm Fresh Adventures
Tauna @ Proverbial Homemaker
Joanie @ Simple Living Mama
Aurie @ Our Good Life
Jennifer @ A Peace of Mind
Jenn @ Treasuring Life's Blessings
Kemi @ Homemaking Organized
Wendy @ Life at Rossmont
Katie @ DailyLife
Joelle @ Homeschooling for His Glory
Kim @ Homestead Acres
Melissa @ Mom's Plans
Annette @ A Net In Time
Meg @ Adventures with Jude
Dawn @ Double O Farms
DaLynn @ For the Display of His Splendor
Monique @ Mountain of Grace Homeschooling
Steph @ Indy Homeschool
Kym @ Homeschool Coffee Break
Tawnee @ Adventures in homeschooling
Lisa @ Tales of a Homeschool Family
Jennifer @ Organized Home Organized School
Callie @ Mama's Coffee Shop
Erin @ For Him and My Family
Lori @ At Home: where life happens
Margaret @ Creative Madness Mama
Nicole @ Some Call It Natural
Crystal @ Crystal Starr
Bonnie @ Write Bonnie Rose
Shawna @ Tenacity Divine
Carol @ Home Sweet Life
Kelli @ Adventure Homeschool
Jacquelin @ A Stable Beginning
Leah Courtney @ As We Walk Along the Road