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Confessions of a Disorganized Mom

I have a confession to make.  I am a disorganized mom.  I procrastinate.  I do things like totally forget to feed lunch to my children.  I’m a work-from-home, stay-at-home mom, but I desperately need my own personal secretary! (As I’m writing this, my hubby looked over my shoulder and read what I’m writing.  I told him that he was supposed to tell me not to be so hard on myself. He laughed and said, “No, I was gonna tell you not to be so brutally honest!”)

 

Confessions of a Disorganized om

So why am I telling you these things about myself? Because you may be the same way, and you probably think that nobody else is that way. When we look around at other homeschooling moms, we only see part of the story. You may know moms who have beautiful school rooms and clean houses. They always serve dinner on time, and their kids never whine about doing school. I can assure you, though, that she has struggles just like you do. She may not have the same struggles, but she does have some. (Not that I wish problems on anyone! The fact is, though, that we live in a fallen world, so things will never be perfect for any of us.)

So what’s a mom to do if she’s disorganized or procrastinates or forgets things? I have some suggestions that you may find helpful.

First, pray about it.

God loves you and wants the best for you. He can show you if certain areas need to be improved.  He can also lead you as you seek to improve them. If you’re brave, ask your husband and children what areas could use improvement.  (And please don’t be offended when they answer!)

Second, stop feeling like a failure.

God gave you your personality for a reason. While there may be drawbacks associated with it, there are good things as well! After all, who would add the “spice” to the world if we were all perfect?

Third, focus on your strengths.

Really take some time to think about (and maybe even write down) the things you do well. Ask God to show you those things if you need to.  Make the most of your strengths as you work on improving your weak areas. It’s ok to acknowledge that there are some things you do well!

Fourth, make a plan and put it into action!

If you need to do better about having meals on time, make out a meal plan. If a meal plan is too high a goal, just get up tomorrow morning, check to see what ingredients you have in the pantry or the freezer, and decide what you will have for dinner that day.  Then set an alarm if you have to so that you’ll be sure to start cooking in plenty of time for dinner to be ready at the time you need it. Or, maybe use a programmable crock pot.  If you need to do better about getting school started in the mornings, make a schedule out and ask your husband or even your children to help you stick to it. Get everyone up in plenty of time to be ready for school to start. Have books and materials ready the night before if that will help. Make small changes and slowly move toward improvement.  Don’t try to improve in several areas at once.

Fifth, stop worrying

… and stop trying to be like someone else! You can work toward improvements to make life easier or better for yourself and your family, but you can’t change who you are, so stop trying! Celebrate each improvement, but don’t despair the rest of the time!

I admit that I need to improve in several areas.  Meal planning is a big one for me.  My kids joke about always having “I don’t know” for dinner. I need a better plan for keeping the housework done and not letting dishes and laundry pile up. I also often put off doing my work-from-home stuff until late in the evenings when I’m really too tired to deal with it.

So what about you?  Do you have areas that need improvement?  Do you have tips for those of us who need to improve in certain areas?  I’d love to hear what you have to say!

About the author

Wendy

Wendy is one of the owners of Hip Homeschool Moms. She married her high school sweetheart, Scott, 28 years ago, and they live in the South with their three children. Hannah, age 23, has autism and was the first homeschool graduate in the family. Noah, age 22, was the second homeschool graduate. Mary Grace, age 16, is the remaining homeschool student. Wendy loves working out and teaching Training for Warriors classes at her local gym. She also enjoys learning along with her family, educational travel, reading, and writing, and she attempts to grow an herb garden every summer with limited success.

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  • This post really encouraged my heart as I venture out to homeschool a 7th grader while working full time outside of the home. Meal planning is also something I need to work on. I am enjoying your blog!

    • Barbie, I’m so glad this post was an encouragement to you and that you are enjoying the site! Your comment is an encouragement to me as well. 🙂

      Blessings!

  • Mine would be “piles” as in “clutter piles” although I don’t see them as clutter I see them as “projects in process” but “I have A LOT of projects in process”. I am working on them by picking one room of my home as the room of the week and spending 15 minutes every day going through my piles. It is starting to work. I still have piles but they are neater and their are fewer.

    • Victoria, that is a wonderful idea! I have “clutter piles” here and there too. I think working on them for a short time every day would be do-able and not seem so overwhelming! Thanks for sharing.

  • This makes me laugh! I can either keep my house clean or my laundry washed but I have yet to figure out how to do both. I have tried many different methods. I work at home, total hours is about 5 hours twice a week. I have been thinking seriously about taking my laundry to have it all washed, I do not make enough extra money to hire a house keeper but, ohhhh I dream of that day. I make school a priority and we do our school days no matter whats going on, that is one thing I feel like we do well as a family. I did adopt a new method to my homeschooling this year, I have quit freaking out if we get behind my lesson plan. I have accepted there are going to be sick days, days helping dad at work, days we really just want to read, days spent riding our horses, days swimming with the cousins. So, we school year round, four to five days a week. I figure that is a great way to incorporate the fact that learning is an everyday thing not just during the “school year.” I also never watch Martha Stewart, I quit watching the Pioneer woman , I wish they showed their housekeepers cleaning up from all of that cooking and crafting, it would not make me feel like such a messy momma. ; )

    • I have a terrible time with laundry too! Having a housekeeper is something I would love to do too! I don’t think it will happen, though, at least not any time soon. I am trying to do better about having the kids help with laundry and other jobs around the house, and that has helped. I don’t know why laundry seems to be such a difficult area for so many people. I love your idea about not watching shows that might make you feel yucky about your housekeeping! I think we really do compare ourselves to others too much, and we feel like we come up short. It’s good to hear that you have learned not to worry so much about it when you get behind with school too. I totally agree with that! Thanks for sharing your comment.

      • Not watching the TV shows are a three pronged problem for me, I see all the great cooking, and crafting and want to do it, I am sitting watching tv when I should be doing productive work, then I’m shocked when my so yummy cinnamon rolls have destroyed my kitchen and I have half made Christmas wreath, one beautifully knitted sock that will never have a match.

  • This seems to be a recurring theme in my RSS feeder lately, so I’m taking it as a giant slap in the face from the universe! God is definitely telling me to stop being so hard on myself, to take a deep breath and realize that there really is no on who is “perfect” in this world of parenting/housekeeping!!

    I am definitely NOT Suzy Homemaker, and I let my kid watch too much tv some days to keep me from going insane. I think I need to just sit down and make a list, make a plan and get going!! LOL!

    Thanks for inspiring me today 🙂

  • You are so inspiring…I love how you let me feel I’m not alone in this world who procrastinates and yes I to forget to feed my kids on time, but really who made the rule as to when we have to feed our kids LOL. I go with when there hungry they’ll let me know. As for dinner that is an effort for me I do not find any joy in cooking, don’t get me wrong I know how to cook meals I JUST DO NOT LIKE TO COOK!!! Yes I said it, I know some people are just natural Betty Crockers, not me. I get lost in the day of chores and changing diapers and homeschooling and making sure the kids have clean clothes to wear and the dog is fed. By the time dinner roles around I am wiped out. My inspiration that I have found is that we are always going to have a pile of laundry, dishes in the sink, floors to vacuum or sweep that is just the reality of it. What I do know is the my kids will not be kids forever and this time in there life is forever precious, when they make you laugh at the way they analyze things or my 2 year old who makes me laugh everyday cause she’s so free spirited and wants to do everything on her own. Life is so precious and short to worry about a house that sparkles and making sure there is not one speck of laundry laying around, I’m not saying we have to be dirty, what I’m saying that sometimes we need to step back and reflect the small and priceless things in our life and take time to enjoy them. “Housework is never ending, but my kids will not be kids forever. I try to soak every thing they say because before I know it they will be adults won’t need me or there dad as much as they take on the world in whatever they choose to do!!!! Thank you for inspiring me and letting me know I not the only that feels overwhelmed and tired and procrastinating all the time, its who I am so I will do the best I can because I have good qualities about me that it some how evens out.

    • Amy, I’m so glad to have helped you feel better! And yes, you are right. Now is the time when we have our kids at home, and they are more important than housework or anything else. I enjoy a clean house and want to teach my kids to help cook and clean and feel like productive members of the family. Ultimately, though, I want them to know that I love them and that I enjoy spending time with them. Thanks for your comment!

  • I totally can relate. I go round and round trying to figure out the best way to accomplish so much when I am so exhausted. I have 4 kids 8 years old down to 1.5. I try to juggle everything and nothing gets accomplished. I tried making a daily chart and that didn’t work well.
    Its nice to know I’m not alone in
    Thanks for you list.

  • Great post. I am guilty of all of the above. I remember setting timers to remember dinner when I was first married. I love how you said that God gave us our personality for a reason, drawbacks and all. I have 4 boys, 3 with ADHD, the youngest is 2 and I have a pretty good idea that he will follow in his brothers’/father’s footsteps. If I wasn’t laid back, easy going, and yes disorganized, I think that our home would be miserable. God knew I could overlook the mess and chaos and see the kid inside. Thanks for the encouragement!

    • Dora, it does sound like a very good thing that you are laid back and easy going! It’s wonderful that you can enjoy your kids in spite of their drawbacks. We all should try to do that, but it’s really hard for us “Type A” folks! I’m so glad to have encouraged you, and you’ve done the same for me!

  • Thanks so much for your ‘brutal honesty’ I often get told this from my husband too (along with stop being so hard on yourself) So I really appreciate your encouragement and reality. There are always solutions, I even procrastinate about those.

    Happy days, keep up the amazing work and God bless you x x

    • Lol! My husband is a good man, too! He occasionally teases me about my disorganized ways and losing things, etc.. I’m so thankful that he supports me and loves me just the way I am, though. 🙂 Thanks so much for your comment!

  • I love this post! I wish more moms would be as honest about their “real” lives as you are. I always try to be completely honest about who I really am as a mom (sometimes I might be too honest!) because I feel it is a disservice to moms – especially homeschool moms – to pretend to be something we are not. Too many moms try to pretend they have it all together when they really don’t and by doing so make us not-so-perfect moms feel inferior. Thank you once again for your honest and insightful post!

    • Elizabeth, I’m so glad you enjoyed my post! And you are very welcome. 🙂 I definitely try to be “real” with other homeschooling moms. We need to encourage and support each other. Being real about myself, my home, and my homeschool seems like a good way to do that. Thank you so much for your sweet comment!

    • Elizabeth, you are SO right! It is a disservice to other Moms…..I never thought of it that way. I shall no longer be self-conscious when some of my ‘warts’ show through. I NEVER pretend to be something I’m not (unless pretending to be in a good mood sometimes counts), but I have never felt comfortable showing my faults-especially to other homeschool Moms. They just may be the ones who need to see them the most.

  • Definitely what I needed to read today – thank you! The challenge of keeping up with 8th, 6th, 4th, & 2nd grades is taking its toll. I gave the kids a schedule of expectations each day in a page protector, so it can be re-used every day. They like checking things off with a dry erase marker and I can quickly see what is outstanding through the day. We have certain set times when we do things which involve multiple kids (the younger three listen to the same history each week, the older two work through the same grammar with me) regardless of where they are with work or what they’re doing. I am reduced to doing laundry one day a week, which is a mammoth undertaking, but then I don’t forget to throw it in the dryer because another load’s waiting! I appreciate your reminder that we’re not failures, lol!

  • I see that you homeschool your autistic child. My oldest is autistic as well, he goes to public school we held him back this past year so he’s repeating 2nd grade. I was wondering how you cope, (Been working with him on brushing his teeth properly for about 2 years now and he just now seems to be getting it) would actually like to home school him cause I am concerned about them beginning to teach evolution and I know that will just confuse him. He is mild to moderate on the spectrum but mayor learning issues( last year the school labeled him Mentally Retarted because he scored so low on the verbal part of the iq test he scored right over the line on the nonverbal part but because they adverage the 2 he fell below the line. He does speek mostly
    repetitive stuff and someone not familiar with him may or may not understand him. but was wondering how do you adjust your ciriculum to fit an autistic child.

  • It helps so much to read about other homeschooling moms who are less-than-perfect! Sometimes the expectations we can build for ourselves are so unrealistic and yet we get discouraged when we don’t live up to them! I TRY to be organized, but I seem to fail at it A LOT of the time. Thanks for helping me feel I’m not so far from normal!

  • Thank you for sharing this. This is EXACTLY what I have struggled with today…piles of laundry, dirty dishes, messy rooms and dirty floors. Your post helped to remind me that life is not meant to be perfect and “all together” but that it is meant to be lived; loving and enjoying the wonderful blessings that God has given us. Thank you for encouraging me!

    • Shelley, I have to remind myself often that, if everything was always perfect in our lives, we probably wouldn’t see our need for God. Some of us just have more obvious needs than others! 😉

  • It’s so good to know I’m not alone. I’m a huge procrastinator, disorganized, and lets face it just lazy over certain things (coughLAUNDRYcough). I grade school work often times only once or twice a week for my oldest son. I’ve come to the conclusion that I’ll never be that Type “A” . Schooling 3 different ages/grades (6th, 4th, & Kindergarten) keeping a 6 month old and 2 year old occupied and happy. I’m normally pretty good with dinner, I make a menu so it really makes my life much easier, but if I don’t we’d never eat dinner. Between football 3 days a week for my oldest two boys, ballet for my 5 yr old daughter and soccer 2 times a week for her, bible study for me once a week…it’s the one thing I try hard to stay on top of every two weeks!

    Tomorrow my goal is to spend a total of 1 hour in my bedroom putting away and sorting through clothes.

    • Christy, what I find so odd is that I AM “Type A,” yet I’m still disorganized! The honest truth, though, is that I used to be much more organized than I am now, but my kids are all happy to be disorganized, and I can’t be organized enough for all of us! It’s great to set goals like you mentioned! I’m trying to get in a better habit of that. Thanks for your comment.

  • Ladies, I am a mother of four and spent most of my child rearing years teaching kindergarten where my children went to school. My fourth child was having difficulty in middle school and high school so I took her out to home school her. I thought we would NEVer get her through school she was a procrastinator and I had to work full time and coach her with school work for three years. We did a program on line at her own pace. I would have sworn she NEVER learned a thing. It seemed so much of the time I was helping her with the work and maybe even giving her answers. BUT WITH THE HELP OF GOD she made it. She was embarassed that she was 19 when she finished so she would NOT even let me give her a graduation party. Had to keep it all hush hush because she had such in securities. Well I want you all to know that my beautiful loving intelligent daughter now proof reads my writing:0 She turns 30 this week and she has turned into the most beautiful loving woman. Last night I was heping my 14 year old granddaughter with her homework (via telephone and computer) we were learning the countries of Asia. My daughter popped in and amazed me when she started blurting out the countries and ways to make it helpful for the granddaughter to remember them. What I am saying is your hard work will pay off. The house the laundry all of that does need to be kept up with because it is a testimony to others. BUT yes KEEP the focus on training those precious children. Later you can enjoy them even more when YOU HAVE grandchildren:)

    • Thanks so much for commenting, Judy! It’s great to hear from someone who has lived through the homeschooling years and survived! LOL! Isn’t it wonderful to know that God will sustain us and take care of the outcome too when we follow His will!

  • I would love to thank you for you blog post and those who have responded to your post. It is a blessing to see that we are “normal” and not at alone in our misgivings. I am a terrible procrastinator!!! I get my laundry done but my personal laundry never gets put away…I usually wear things straight out of my clothes basket. I can usually only have one floor of my home clean at a time….never both! I start projects and forget to finish them. I have clutter piles everywhere! BUT….I get to spend the whole day with my children….loving them and teaching them in many different ways. When all is said and done I doubt they will remember the days when the sink was full and the laundry unfinished….they will however remember that mom was always there for them! So, ladies keep your heads up…..we are doing a GREAT work! God bless you all!
    Amanda

    • Amanda, how nice of you to take the time to leave an encouraging comment for all of us! I love being at home with my children too. I’d rather have a messy house with kids in it than a clean house without them!

  • I had to laugh, just yesterday I said, “I find some irony in the fact that I lost my “Well Planned Day” planner.” Still lost to this day, and my plans are on a spiral bound notebook. Thanks for the post it was much needed in this house of seven kids, with the life long struggle to organize, let’s celebrate the positive changes and not compare one another.

  • I am a husband and father and my wife has home-schooled our 6 children for years now. I am not sure if I should post here or not, I am definitely going to get my wife connected to here. I will say this… from my prospective Home school Moms put a lot of pressure and often unrealistic expectations on themselves. You are doing an incredible work it would really be cool to see you all resting in the joy and peace of pouring yourselves out for your children. In my mind you exemplify a servants heart! Thank you for what you do for our children now and our world later. John, A dad of home schoolers 🙂

    • Hi John! I’m sorry that I somehow missed your comment until just now! Thank you so much for commenting and being so encouraging. I would love for you to share our info with your wife. Our goal is to give homeschooling moms encouragement and a fun place to meet other moms. Homeschooling is serious business, so we want to try to add some fun to it! It’s wonderful to hear from a homeschooling dad! Some homeschooling moms don’t have much support from their husbands, so it’s wonderful to hear from a dad like you. 🙂

  • I came accross this post on Pinterest and it completely reminded me of me. I am exactly like you and I will be starting homeschool soon and been worrying about everything since I can’t even take care of everything now. This has been an encouragement to me. I thought everyone but me has it together and it’s refreshing that someone had the courage to say they don’t. Now I don’t feel like a complete failure. I’m trying like you said to improve but it’s not easy when it’s not who you are. Thank you for this site.

    • Hi Jaclyn,

      I promise you that you can do it! You always hear folks say, “If I can do it, then I know you can do it too.” It’s absolutely true! I have managed to homeschool my oldest for 15 years as well as her younger brother (now 15) and younger sister (now 9). I’ve had days and weeks that haven’t gone exactly as planned. I’ve forgotten things and messed up things. I’ve also learned (well…at least I’m working on it) to rely on God and His leading. I can’t do this on my own, but since God has called me to do it, I’m doing it! I’m so glad to have encouraged you!

      wendy

  • For everyone struggling with household chores, laundry, sports practices, etc, check out “Flylady” for some serious help. It is a very encouraging, start where you are website that helps you get control (slowly but surely) of the things in your house and life. I’ve been using it for a few months and it has really made a difference in how I get things done. Most of all, remember that our children are only with us for a short time so make the best of it!

    • Stacy, that’s right! Our children should be our priority over the housework. I like the Flylady too! My only warning is that she sends out tons of emails!! I visit her site often but took myself off of her email list because of the large number of emails she sends out. I do think her site is great, though, and can really be a big help in teaching us how to get things organized and cleaned up! Thanks for your comment.

  • Thanks so much for writing this! I work at home running my husband’s business and homeschool our only daughter. I feel so much guilt about not being organized with only one child to homeschool when other families seem run like efficient little teams with 5 or 6 kids! I have to tell myself often that I wear more hats than most people and that alone makes organizing things more of a challenge. It often happens with us that we get ready to go somewhere (always running late), only to have my daughter say, “But MOM!!! We haven’t had lunch!” But, like you, I’m trying to relax about it a little because disorganization is a small price to pay for having a fun, spontaneous lifestyle that allows creativity to blossom. I’m working on closets and “piles” all weekend. 🙂

    • Toni, I sometimes thing those moms with just 1 or 2 kids may have more trouble getting and staying organized. Moms with lots of kids sometimes (though not always–I know) would almost have to be organized just to keep everyone fed and clothed! I’ve actually started setting reminders on my phone to remind me to do things (like get something out to thaw for dinner or to make sure my youngest child has a snack before ballet class) that I might not otherwise remember to do. One thing I really try hard to do is to teach my kids to get ready and be on time when going places. I want them to learn to be on time because I never learned how to do that as a child, and it’s been really hard to learn how as an adult! It also cuts down on the stress when we have places to go. It might help you to set timers too! For example, I have an alarm set to go off every Monday about 2 hours before Mary Grace’s ballet class. That reminds me to give her a snack and make sure she finishes her work and gets dressed in plenty of time to leave. You’re right though, it’s great fun to be able to be spontaneous! And we should do that and be sure to have fun with our kids! Thank you so much for your comment!

  • I loved this!!!! Several years ago, I came to realize that I am most likely an adult with undiagnosed A.D.D.. It presents itself very differently in women than in men and most women don’t generally have the hyperactivity component so it’s very often missed as children. Completing cycles (like getting laundry actually all the way done) or dinner on the table or anything all the way cleaned up is very difficult. I have always felt like such a failure at home where I’m the one in charge of organizing and cleaning but I have always felt much better in work situations where someone has already set up the schedule and organized the place or in school situations where you are handed a syllabus. I came across an article a few years ago by someone who had A.D.D but wasn’t diagnosed until they were an adult and I could have written it – every single thing they said resonated with me and I started bawling. Finally, I felt like I wasn’t just a failure – there was a reason I struggled with these things. Since then, I have been researched women with A.D.D. and I’m always amazed at how completely they describe me. I try to go easier on myself about the things I know I struggle with but you are right – there are good things that come out of it – a lot of spontaneity for one thing. Thanks for sharing – I wish more people would be honest about their homeschooling journey. 🙂

    • Cheryl, I’m so glad you commented! I think I too have ADD that is undiagnosed! I talked to a doctor about it not long ago, and he said that many times children with ADD have a parent with undiagnosed ADD. I used to think ADD was just a name for undisciplined children–until I had my own child with it. The good news is that I try not to be so hard on myself knowing that I honestly have trouble in the area of getting and staying organized. I also try to keep in mind (and teach my children) that ADD is not an excuse. It’s simply something I must learn to manage as I do what needs to be done in my home and with my family. Also, it has caused me to rely more on God than I probably ever would have otherwise, which is a good thing! Thanks so much for sharing your comment!

  • GOD BLESS YOU for writing this!!! I am an ADD, homeschooling Mom of 3 boys. I have way too many volunteer hats on and everything (tons of paperwork) in piles and boxes. I am so grateful to not be alone. Now I’m perusing your comments from others like us! It feels wonderful not to be alone!

    • Elizabeth, I’m so very glad this article helped you feel better!! One of the many things I’ve learned is that it is ok (even a really good idea) to let go of some of the “extra” responsibilities that I have if I possibly can. My husband (thankfully) helps me in that area too. I do have a lot of responsibilities with working from home, being co-owner of this site, homeschooling, church activities, and just the normal things like taking my kids to piano or ballet or tennis. It might be good if you could let some of your “extra” things go too. You’re right in that you are definitely now alone at all! Please come by the site or our Facebook page to leave a comment or ask a question any time! Thanks so much for your comment! You’ve blessed me today!

  • Wendy,
    Thank you for reminding me that I’m not alone with this organization thing. For the most part, we’re pretty organized with our homeschool stuff. But when outside stresses come into the house – and they always do – organization can easily become disorganization on a big scale.

    Pray about it. That’s the best advice – always. And one I should take more often!

    Thanks for sharing. Enjoyed this post.
    Laura

    • Laura, thank you for your sweet comment! I have to constantly remind myself to pray instead of worry! I jokingly say that, if I would learn my lesson, God could stop sending challenges my way! 🙂

  • It was so good to read your post! It seriously brought tears to my eyes. I do not home school but I would really like to. I have a 6yr old in 1st grade and an 8yr old in 3rd. I worry that I will not do a good job because I am disorganized, scatter brained and also have serious time management issues! I fear that I may end up cheating my kids out of a decent education. I am often very hard on myself so it was great to see that I am not the only one with these issues. I have been praying about whether or not I should home school for several months now (even longer) and I guess if the topic is still nagging me then I know what my answer is. Thanks for your post!

    • Veronica, you can do it! If you’ve prayed about it and honestly believe that it’s God’s will for you to homeschool, then you can do it! You definitely need to be sure you have your husband’s support, though. That’s very important. My sweet hubby helps me out by encouraging me and keeping me accountable in a kind and loving way. He also helps me get the day off to a good start by waking the kids for me thereby taking away some of the can’t-get-the-kids-out-of-bed stress in the mornings. I’m not well organized, and I’m absolutely scatter-brained, so I totally understand your worries! I’ve found that my kids and I do better with curriculum on the computer rather than using textbooks and notebooks. That helps us tremendously! Of course I’m not saying that’s what you should do, but it’s a great idea to keep in mind what kind of curriculum would work best for you and your children based on your weak and strong areas. I occasionally use a unit study (especially around holidays that we want to study more about), but generally don’t use them because they’re too unstructured for us. If you have questions or need more information, please always feel free to stop by our Facebook page and/or email me if I can help you! wendy@hiphomeschoolmoms.com

      • Wendy, Thank you so much for the support. My husband is all for me home schooling our girls. We pretty much talk about it every day. Trying to figure out what curriculum is a whole other story! I was wondering if computer work would be better for us. What do you use? How long have you been using it? Thanks for your help.

        • Oh, good! I’m glad your husband agrees with homeschooling! You will need his support and encouragement. I use Switched on Schoolhouse for language arts, science, history/geography, and Bible. I use Math U See for math. Those are the main subjects we do. I’ve used SOS for 2 years. Until then, I did mostly textbooks and workbooks. I’ve found, though, that having the kids do most of their work on the computer makes it much easier for us to stay organized! I don’t prefer SOS math, so I’m using Math U See because I really like their method of teaching math. You are welcome!

  • I am so late in reading and commenting because I have just now had even a minute to sit and catch up with reading. Thanks so much for your words of encouragement. Even reading all the comments have helped me see that I am not alone in feeling scatterbrained and completely unorganized. I am working on getting a plan of action together to keep things done around my house.

    Just wanted to say thanks!

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