Showing Love

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool

          

As we approach February, it’s hard to ignore the stuff in the store for Valentine’s Day. This year think about how you can show love without giving people stuff. We can spend time with our loved ones. We can do something for them. Our time is the best present of all.

My husband and I do not go out on Valentine’s Day on a date. I plan a special family meal. I use the pretty plates and glassware. I bake cookies. Sometimes, we make each other Valentine’s Card or write letters to one another. One year, my husband and I wrote things we love about each other and gave that as gifts. (Yes, I do appreciate chocolate, too, but I still have the letters and not the chocolate.)

You can do this with your spouse and your children. You can plan ahead and make cards for grandparents and special people in your life with your children. Remember those who lost a spouse this year and send them a note or plan a visit and take them cookies or candy.

You can spread love throughout the month, and it does not have to be a commercialized holiday. Love is something to celebrate all year long!

Tell me how you can show love.

Zone Missions: The Living Room, Entryway, Dining Room, and Front Porch
Monday – Declutter the Living Room

Tuesday – Detail dust and vacuum the Living Room

Wednesday –  Declutter the Entryway

Thursday – Declutter the Dining Room

Friday – Sweep the Front Porch

Menu Plan for Monday – Hamburgers with a side salad

Weekly Home Blessing – Wash the Sheets

Daily Routines:

Home:
  • Make Your Bed (Do this as soon as you get up.)
  • Get Dressed Down to Your Shoes
  • Swish and Swipe
  • Start Your Laundry
  • Decide on Dinner
  • Check Your Calendar
  • Start the Day off with a Shiny Sink. Don’t leave the breakfast dishes sitting.
  • Daily Movement for 15 Minutes

School: Read aloud as a family.


Afternoon Routine:
  • Eat Lunch
  • Clear off One Hot Spot
  • Reboot the Laundry
  • Declutter for 15 Minutes (Be sure to have your children declutter, too.)
  • Drink Your Water
Family Fun: Take a nature walk today.
Before Bed: (This starts right after dinner.) 
  • Check the Calendar for Tomorrow
  • Lay out Your Clothes for Tomorrow (Have your children lay their clothes out, too.)
  • Put things at the Launch Pad that you will need first thing in the morning
  • Shine Your Sink
  • Clean Off a Hot Spot
  • Go to Bed at Decent Hour

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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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