Finishing Up In Your Kitchen

Getting Organized:
In your Home and Homeschool 
 

Dear Friends,
How has your week gone? Mine was busy, and the boys helped me a lot with Home Blessings and Zone Missions. I am very blessed to have their help.
If you have some areas where you are seeing progress in your home, send me some pictures to Tami@TamiFox.com.
With the Holiday on Monday and splitting up zones this week, you may not feel like you made a lot of progress. Just keep the big picture in mind. If you did some of the missions, it’s better than not at all. You can also use your timer today and spend 15 minutes right now to declutter in the kitchen.
If the kitchen looks good, then check for Hot Spots in Zone 1 – the front porch, entryway, and dining room. It is eventually going to cool down in the South, and I am ready to have some fall mums on my porch. So have that in mind as you declutter the front porch area. What do you want to do to decorate for fall?
Have you had a date night recently? If not, plan something for you and your husband. Friday is date night on the FlyLady calendar, and it is important to nourish your relationship. If you cannot get out for a date, plan something at home and treat the kids to a snack and movie night. Be creative.
Some of you have areas that you wanted to declutter this summer, and you just did not get it done. Purpose to spend 15 minutes a couple of times a week on these areas. It doesn’t have to be an all-day event. You can break it down and have progress. It takes time, but the consistency will build in a habit for you.
How are you doing with the Habit of the Month? Are you consistently doing your Before Bed Routine? This is a great habit for you and your children, and it is easy to slack off in the summer. So jump back in where you are with it today.
On Friday morning, I do my weekly menu planning. I also use this time as an opportunity to check the boys’ school work and look at the week ahead. If we have appointments, I let them know ahead of time. That way we can make adjustments as needed to their school schedule. I am currently writing this article while sitting at the dentist office.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Your Zone Mission today is to declutter and dust the top of your fridge.
Your Home Blessing for today is to declutter magazines or paper.
My menu plan for Friday is take out for the boys and date night for me and my husband.
Blessings,

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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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