Beautiful Lives and Beautiful Memories

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool


On this day in 1921, my grandfather was born. He grew up during the Great Depression on a tenant farm. Her served in World War II, and he later served this country in the Air Force. He retired with 20 years of service to the United States. He and my grandmother moved back to North Carolina following his retirement to live near their families. I grew up in my grandparent’s household, and I was very blessed by my grandfather. He had a true servant’s heart, and his greatest joy was his family. He was the fixer of things that broke. Eight years ago, we found out that he had stage 4 kidney cancer, and he passed away on December 13, after we celebrated his birthday.

This time of year can be hard for me, but I choose to remember the happy times with him. I debated on posting this today, but I wanted to honor his memory. I also wanted to encourage those of you who are grieving. I understand. Just keep honoring their memory the way you want to honor it.

The picture above is him holding my youngest child.


Zone Missions: The Main Bathroom and One Extra Room
Monday – Declutter the flat surfaces in the bathroom

Tuesday – Declutter the Medicine Cabinet

Wednesday –  Declutter under the sink/drawers

Thursday – Declutter for 15 minutes anywhere

Friday – Do a 27 Fling Boogie anywhere

Menu Plan for Monday – Hot Dogs 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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