Keep Working on Your Basic Routines

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool

Dear Friends,

You keep hearing from me how important your routines are to your daily life. The Morning Routine gets you moving along in the morning. The Afternoon Routine helps you work in decluttering and getting the laundry finished up for the day. The Before Bed Routine helps you get ready for the next day. Each one is important.

Read this testimonial from Elizabeth:

Well, I have not been great at decluttering, so I can’t give you a big testimony on that.

I go in phases.

BUT routines have saved me during tough times.

I started following Flylady years ago when she first started, and when my daughter was born, 12 years ago, my routines were super solid. My control journal was impressive with my menus and recipes always at my fingertips.

Then when my twins were born 15 months later, I was on auto pilot because my routines were so solid!

 My routines are still pretty solid and have weathered the storm of changes in life over the past few years and allow me to focus on what is most important in life — to major in the majors and not the minors.

         THANK YOU for helping me re-focus and for keeping me focused, Tami!!!!

The basic routines will help you when times are easy and when times are busy. As I sit here in my kitchen writing tonight, I can look around and see where the routines have worked well for me today. To be quite honest, today was a hard day, and it is comforting to see the sink empty and the counters cleared off.

If you are not doing your Before Bed Routine, I want you to do it tonight. Start right after dinner. Then do it each night for the rest of the week.

Your Zone Mission today is to declutter in your closet.

Your Home Blessing for today is to dust and vacuum.

My menu plan for Tuesday is Taco Tuesday.

Have a blessed day!


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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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