Does the word schedule make you break out in hives? Do you picture yourself harried and deflated at the end of a day on a schedule? Maybe for you, like me, that’s a vivid memory, not a theoretical picture.
There’s a lot of visceral reaction against schedules in the homeschool world, and I totally get why. I mean, can I schedule diaper blowouts and my doorbell ringing and the toddler pulling an open bag of powdered sugar onto herself? Where does that go in the schedule?
If there’s one thing that trying to live by a schedule teaches us right off the bat, it’s that we are not actually in control.
Here’s the first secret: That’s a good thing.
Giveaway: Enter to Win!
We’re giving away three copies of Pam Barnhill’s scheduling masterpiece, Plan Your Year: Homeschool Planning for Purpose and Peace. You have the opportunity to enter once each day this week until Friday, and then we’ll announce the winners on Monday, July 14th.
If you want to buy a copy of Pam’s book right now, I have a coupon code for you: SISTERS. This will give you 20% off of the regular price of the book; the code is only good from July 7-12, 2014. Pam graciously offered that you can both buy the book AND enter to win; if you win and you already bought the book, she’ll refund you purchase amount. How’s that for awesome?
- 3 Secrets About Schedules by Mystie Winckler
- Five Tips for Making Room: Extras are Riches by Brandy Vencel
- Scheduling with an Open Hand by Sarah Makenzie
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