Getting ready for a busy weekend

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool

 

Dear Friends,
It’s three days until Christmas, and you might be wondering if you are going to get everything done. Take a deep breath. It’s going to be okay. If you still need a few things, get out there early today and get it done. Check your fridge and pantry. Make a list and go.

If you still have presents to wrap, use gift bags as much as you can. Wrap presents 15 minutes at a time. Take a break and go back and do a few more.

If you have a lot of places to go this weekend, take water bottles along with you. Use those in the car to offset the sugary drinks that are usually at parties. Don’t feel pressured to do everything if it is stressing your family out.

The years when my children were young were hard on holidays when we had several houses to visit in the same day. Nap times were disrupted, and we were off schedule. There were meltdowns on the part of the children and from me. (smile)

You might consider making new traditions with your husband and children. As a mom of grown, young adult children, I am conscious of not making my children feel guilty if they need to see us for one holiday and their spouse’s family on the next holiday. We can make any day of the year a celebration. It’s not as much about the date as it is about the people you are with to celebrate.

Some of you may have children who are sick. This season of the year seems to be fraught with illness. It’s a combination of things, but you are the parent. You might have to make hard choices to keep your children healthy, or you may have to keep your children home to not spread germs. I know how hard that is!

If you are having less than smooth sailing this Christmas, stop and count your blessings. Then make decisions that will bring you peace. Don’t stress out or be upset.

Most of you reading this know that I live in the South. One Christmas we were snowed in on Christmas Day. It made for a different celebration without seeing grandparents and family, but it turned out to be fun with time to enjoy their presents and play in the snow. We celebrated with the extended family a few days later.

If you are a military family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. If you are apart due to deployment, do the best you can to celebrate with the children now. You can celebrate again when your spouse is home.

Enjoy your long weekend! I am planning on enjoying my family and making memories!

Today’s Zone Mission is to clean out under your bed and sweep or vacuum away the dust bunnies.

Your Home Blessing for today is to empty the trash, sweep, and mop.
My menu plan for Friday is take out.

Have a wonderful weekend!
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About Tami

Tami Fox is a homeschool mom of 6, who in age from 26 to 11. She and her husband have homeschooled for 17 years and have graduated three of their children from their homeschool. They are currently homeschooling 3 boys who are in grades 11, 9, and 6. They use hands-on learning and unit studies to ignite the fire of learning in their children. Tami is a homeschool author and conference speaker. You can contact her by email at Tami@TamiFox.com. Buy her book, Giving Your Children Wings at http://www.tamifox.net/giving-your-children-wings/.

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