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Getting Organized:
In your Home and Homeschool 
 

Dear Friends,
Good morning!
Happy Tuesday! How is your week going with the time change? Have you updated all of your clocks? It’s funny how such a small change can feel like a really big change.
Today I want you to wash your bathroom trash can and put in a new liner. You other mission around the house is to find things to donate. Put them in your donation box and take them out to the car. The next time you do errands, you can drop off the donations.
Tuesday is also plan and play day, so sit down and do a few of your paperwork items. You can pay bills, or do your budget updates, or menu plan. Check your basic supplies in the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room.
After you finish planning, I want you to do something you enjoy and PLAY!
If you don’t keep a running grocery and supply list, it is a great way to keep track of your needs on a regular basis. I keep a list on my fridge. I have taught my children to add items to it when we run out of stuff. It does not guarantee that I will buy what they put on the list, but it is helpful for me.
My menu plan is also posted for everyone to see. I remind them to check the menu plan before they start fixing a meal. Boys have a tendency to eat everything in sight, and they have been known to eat food that I had planned for a future meal.
Teach your children the skills of menu planning, shopping (and budgeting), and cooking. It is an invaluable skill to have in adulthood. My grown children all do well with cooking because I always included them when they were growing up.
Keep your zone missions short and sweet! You are doing a great job a little at at time.
Your Zone Mission today is to shine your kitchen sink.
Your Home Blessing for today is to dust and vacuum.
My menu plan for Tuesday is sloppy joes and a salad.
Have a great day!

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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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