Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Help! I Need Homekeeping Motivation #5dayshomeschool101

Hello, my friends. Welcome to the Schoolhouse Review Crew 5 Days of Homeschool 101 Blog Hop. Today the topic is Home Management. If you have missed my post on making your curriculum work for you, head on over here. You can also check out my post on Planning.

Let’s talk about Homekeeping.

Some of you are rocking it. You are the Queen of your castle!             

Between you and me, I might be the Queen but my crown is a little tattered. Not to mention my castle.
When I need Homekeeping  inspiration I have a few resources that help me put polish in my spit.

Jen isn’t a homeschooler, but she is a Christian youtuber and provides plenty inspiration concerning healthy eating, workouts and keeping the house spotless. There are whole videos of her just cleaning. I find them fascinating. So that is what it looks like!  I have made many of her recipes. Yum!

The LifeGiving Home : Creating a Place of Belonging and Becoming

This is one of my new favorite books by Sally & Sarah Clarkson. There are nuggets of homemaking wisdom for every month. This mother and daughter duo challenge our faith and inspire us to be better wife, mothers, daughter and children of God. Sally Clarkson is a treasure.

I ordered this book a few years ago. I was tired of feeling frumpy. I was missing some of the little touches I loved to add to our daily life.  I adore this little book. The author, Jennifer L Scott, has a few other books that look just as interesting. She also has a youtube channel I follow. You can also check out her blog The Daily Connoisseur.  

This book by Sarah Mae not only provides daily homemaking challenges for the challenged homemaker, but leads us through a devotional. It is intended to be a 31 day plan. I really loved it because it helped me refocus my priorities.  Sarah Mae has a terrific blog. Check out her 31-day Challenge.

I discovered Fly Lady years ago. While I am not the most faithful adherent, I have still practice many of her tips and tricks daily. Whatever life throws at me, I still manage to declutter for 15 minutes day. I can do that! Fly Lady has tons of resources…even for the homeschooler! In fact, she has a link for a homeschooler who gives you step-by-step instructions for managing your day. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve put on the Fly Lady podcast for crisis cleaning.

Homemaking Blogs

There are lots of bloggers online who have taken on the mantle of providing homemaking mentoring for those who need instruction or inspiration. I am listing just a few.

·         Hilary Bernstein – check out her Homemaking 101 series.
·         Clean Mama
·         The Christian Homekeeper
·         Time Warp Wife
·         One Good Thing by Jillee – check out ‘clean’ under the solutions tab.

So there you go, my friends. I hope I’ve given you at least one or two resource ideas that will encourage you (or at least give you some tips on how to keep your shower clean). Don’t be ashamed or afraid to seek out a real life mentor. I was blessed to have a mother who taught me how to, not only manage my home, but to think of our home as a haven for those who reside there.  I have also found that some of the precious older members of our congregation to be a wealth of wisdom and ingenuity.

Go forth my friends! Make your castle as shiny and precious as you are!  Check out other great articles on Home Management by clicking here or below. 

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1 comment:

  1. I found so many entertaining stuff in your blog, especially its discussion. I mean, Ive never been so entertained by anything. Thank you for this.


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