Taking the Time to Teach Your Children Routines

Getting Organized:
In your Home and Homeschool 
 

Dear Friends,
Today is a special day for me. It’s my grandmother’s birthday. She passed away in 2006, and I miss her every day. I grew up in her home in a multi-generational home. I was very blessed by this!
As I have raised my children, I have made it a point for them to see their grandparents as often as possible. Before my in laws got sick, we had Sunday lunches with them every week. My children got to spend time with their grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Now that my in laws have both passed away (2010 and 2011), my children don’t have the same connection with that side of the family.
My mom lives 20 minutes from our house, and now that she is retired, we see her frequently throughout the week. The boys are with her when I have appointments and meetings. They help her with things around her house and in the yard.
Because I have taught my children routines and how to do things around the house, they are a blessing to others now. They are a huge blessing to me, too. When I am asked how I do all the stuff I do, it’s because of my family. I have help with the house, cooking, and general maintenance.
Resist the urge to do everything yourself and in your own little way of doing them. Teach your children to help you, and remember that there is not always just one way to do things in your home. You might have a preference on how things are done, but you can learn things from how your children do things as well.
Today’s zone mission can be a family affair. Clear off your dresser. Put things away and detail dust. You can give your children the same mission as well. Turn on the music and set your timer.
Take the time to teach your children daily routines.
Your Zone Mission today is declutter items from the tops of your dresser and detail dust.
Your Home Blessing for today is to toss paper and magazines.
My menu plan for Thursday is chicken and salad.
Have a blessed 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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