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Freedom from Distraction

Distraction As I set my goals this year,  I started by thinking about some of what I had been struggling with during the previous year. I was frazzled. I felt pulled in all directions. I lacked focus. I wasn’t paying enough attention to any of my children during

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High School Curriculum Plans

I can’t believe it, but next year 2 of my students will be in high school! I must say that overall high school has not been as scary and hard as I thought it would be, but it has been a big change in our

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Goals Checkup

I can’t believe that January is already gone! I set some goals for myself for this year and I think it would be a good idea to share how I’m doing with them. Hopefully it will encourage me to keep trying. I broke my goals

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Focusing on the Important Things

One of my goals for the year is to Block out specific, focused times of day to complete work tasks for SchoolhouseTeachers.com. I tend to have my laptop open all day long. I have e-mail, Facebook,  SchoolhouseTeachers.com, and whatever else I might be working on

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Priorities and Goal Setting for 2014

I’ve recently finished reading Crystal Paine’s (MoneySavingMom.com) soon to be released book, Say Goodbye to Survival Mode. One of the most important steps to getting out of survival mode, which I’ve been living in at least partially for a couple of years now, is to set

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Blah Blog Busting Post Ideas

I’ve been blogging for a long time (almost 7-1/2 years!!!) and there are times that I feel like I’ve run out of things to say. There are only so many times I can write about how busy I am or why I haven’t been blogging much!

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End of “Summer” – Planning for Fall

We start school this Monday and I am trying to make sure I have everything ready to begin. This is our 11th year homeschooling. Hopefully I’ve learned a thing or two by now. But every year is different since the children grow, study different things,

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Cleaning and Organizing

Last week I got a lot done on my Decluttering Challenge. That was partly because my big kids were at camp. I don’t know why, but I seemed to have extra time on my hands. Here’s a cute video of me talking to Andrew about