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I'm thinking of starting a new secret project...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Jamsoundsgood, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. Jamsoundsgood

    Jamsoundsgood Songster

    Jun 11, 2009
    Olympia, WA
    shhh....don't tell...

    but, I need a bit of help to get it started. I'm thinking of starting a new blog detailing the trials and tribulations of housekeeping while trying to homeschool and homestead (at least my lazy version of it). Or, well, to be completely honest, my lazy version of all of it. [​IMG] I'm actually not the best housekeeper, and while we're not living in filth, and I abhor clutter, so it's not so bad in that department. I'm not great at the day-to-day stuff and I'm thinking that a blog might help keep me accountable, and give me a creative outlet to boot! So, I'm in need of some suggestions for a name for the blog and would love some. We've got lots of creative people on here, so I know I'll get lots of ideas, thanks! [​IMG]

  2. Troyerbuilding

    Troyerbuilding On Vacation

    Aug 30, 2009
    Hartville OH
    If you have children homeschooling, you obviously have more important things to do than keep a meticulously clean home.

    As I have heard, as long as the health department isn't knocking at your door. . . .
  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    It's a secret and you're telling us.....!!!!. LOL [​IMG]
  4. Before classes begin, set your timer for 15 min. and pick up one room. Do your teaching, and sometime during the breaks, set that timer again, and do another room. It's amazing what can get done when you know you are on the timer. Heloise always said to clean the sink when you are getting done with your shower, wipe it down, change the towels, that sort of thing. Another tip that works for me, even though its a pain in the butt when it comes time to put the stuff away, is to keep a nice basket somewhere and just put the stuff in that that goes in other parts of the house, and one a week, deliver it to the appropriate area.

    I multi-task, and its funny because sometimes the four or five things I have going get left when I start the 6th, but I manage to get it all done. My DH is just the extreme opposite, he can't walk and fasten his pants at the same time. He is Georgian, and NOTHING gets that man in a hurry!! Love him all the same though!! [​IMG]
  5. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    WhisperingWinds, that sounds like FlyLady stuff. Do you fly? [​IMG]
  6. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Songster

    Jun 6, 2009
    S.E Ind
    Quote:Sure does.....[​IMG] The 'Superwoman' [NOT] blog....[​IMG]
  7. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Songster

    Jun 6, 2009
    S.E Ind
    Quote:Do you homeschool? If so, how many kids and what are their ages? [​IMG]

  8. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

    Feb 26, 2009
    Madison County, Iowa
    I recommend reading the FlyLady books. She's funny, and practical.
  9. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    Quote:I flop, flutter, and sometimes almost glide.... then the kids wake up.
  10. Jamsoundsgood

    Jamsoundsgood Songster

    Jun 11, 2009
    Olympia, WA
    I do Flylady, I love Flylady, I start Flylady often. [​IMG] In fact my DH just asked my to start her again last week. (I used it as an excuse to buy new shoes) I just thought it would be a good idea for me to chronicle the journey this time, I'm in desperate need of a creative outlet, and writing has historically been that for me. I've just not taken the time for that lately.

    Do you homeschool? If so, how many kids and what are their ages?

    Yes! We just started this year. I have two boys, 8 and just about 7, and two girls, 4 and 1 1/2. We're doing Ambleside Online and I'm finding it, um, challanging to get everything done with my 8 yo. I figure I'll have it down pat by the end of the term, whether he likes it or not. Probably not, but that's okay, since I've already taught him stuff his occupational therapist told me he was incapable of learning. Oh wait! I'm getting myself off topic! Dern it!​

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