- Practical Prayer – how to keep a prayer life in the day to day of balancing the age range.
- Helpful Homeschool Habits – all the most useful ones compiled in one post.
- The Housekeeping Habits that Bless Our Home – a list of favorites.
- Jurisdictions – carving the big job of picking up the mess into smaller pieces. Everybody has their own jurisdiction.
- Afternoon Quiet Time – just a bit of time for everyone to be apart, listen to audio books, play quietly. Mom too!
- Just Take a Nap – how to recharge in just 10 minutes and be ready for the ‘crazy hours.’
- The Gentle Ways of Reading – how I’ve taught four, going on five, of our children to read.
Preschoolers – What About the Little Ones?
- Planning for a New Preschool Year at Heart of the Matter
- Morning Room Time for the younger crowd: What About the Little Ones? Answering the question I get most often – What do you do with the little ones while you school?
- Read part two of What About the little ones? on Habits for a Happy Home…
…My friend, Kellie, posed this question: I love, love, love this idea! I do have a question. Do you have a volume of CDs that you create? Say a few CDs with different content that you recorded?
Answer: Yes, we do. (So read on those of you that are past the preschool stage because there is more towards the end for you!) Many of us spend a great deal of time agonizing over curriculum for a school-aged child. Certainly we can focus on our preschooler and plan a specialized 45 minutes for him or her… click Read more
Hodgepodgedad explains the technical aspects of how to make a room time CD in Part Three.
- Preschoolers as Part of the Action: So how do you allow preschoolers to safely be part of busy cooking time? Here’s just a few, simple habits we use often.
- A host of ideas for children in the kitchen in the Hodgepodge Cookbook: Cooking Fun
Helpful Habits series:
We have habits stretching back a dozen years. Each one added one at a time to compliment our day. Tweaked with each new child. Adjusted often. Because in our habits we often find freedoms. All posts in a series: helpful habits
- Family Journaling: for a long time I struggled with finding an easy way to do family, evening devotionals. The Lord answered in a delightfully simple way. Click Family Journaling.
Our simple habits: I have written about several more products we use from Doorposts for Biblical character training on Habits for a Happy Home:
- Doorposts A Day of Delight in Ready, Set, Go.
- The Sunday Box – the habit of making Sunday the best day of the week. A fun box for the whole family – one day a week. Also from A Day of Delight.
- Stewardship Street and Services Opportunities in a series of posts:
- Chores or Service Opportunities? – answering the question of what we expect and what we will pay for.
- The habit of rewarding service – how we separate our children’s earnings into seven categories of savings, spending and tithe following the Stewardship Street Guidelines. Hodgepodgedad offers his Service Opportunities template for download.
- Service Opportunities – An Upgrade – painting a chalkboard to list opportunities, using a tally sheet.
The Doorposts products have been a part of our lives for over a decade now. I highly recommend them.
Have a homeschool question? or a helpful habit to share? Please do.