Christmas Memories – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool


Making memories with my children is important to me. For most of our Christmas celebrations, my children have decorated gingerbread houses. This year only my youngest wanted to make one, and it warmed my heart to watch him make his gingerbread house without any assistance. His technique has improved since last year, and last year I was helping him. He is growing up fast, and I am happy he wanted to continue this tradition. Enjoy these moments in your children’s lives.

We are moving to the kitchen this week for our zone missions. Let’s get our kitchens ready for the Holidays and our Holiday baking and memory making. Each of these missions is designed to take 15 minutes or less. Please resist the temptation to dump things out and sort. Pace yourself.

Zone Missions: The Kitchen
Monday – Declutter & wipe down the kitchen counters

Tuesday – Put away any appliances you are not using daily

Wednesday –  Check your pantry for baking needs

Thursday – Clean out the fridge

Friday – Wipe down the stove top and microwave

Menu Plan for Monday – Hamburgers and Tater Tots

Weekly Home Blessing – Wash the Sheets

Daily Routines:

  • Make Your Bed (Do this as soon as you get up.)
  • Get Dressed Down to Your Shoes
  • Swish and Swipe
  • Start Your Laundry
  • Decide on Dinner
  • Check Your Calendar
  • Start the Day off with a Shiny Sink. Don’t leave the breakfast dishes sitting.
  • Daily Movement for 15 Minutes

School: Do some thank you notes for handwriting practice and make a Christmas craft

Afternoon Routine:
  • Eat Lunch
  • Clear off One Hot Spot
  • Reboot the Laundry
  • Declutter for 15 Minutes (Be sure to have your children declutter, too.)
  • Drink Your Water
Family Fun: Take a nature walk today.
Before Bed: (This starts right after dinner.) 
  • Check the Calendar for Tomorrow
  • Lay out Your Clothes for Tomorrow (Have your children lay their clothes out, too.)
  • Put things at the Launch Pad that you will need first thing in the morning
  • Shine Your Sink
  • Clean Off a Hot Spot
  • Go to Bed at Decent Hour

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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 Buy her book, Giving Your Children Wings at

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