You are encouraging to me.

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool


Dear Friends,
How are you doing today? In reading your emails and seeing responses on Facebook, many of you have been encouraging to me as I am going through a difficult time. It is not my story to tell just yet. One day I may be at liberty to share more with you. Thank you for your supportive emails and posts!
The things that are getting me through this difficult time are:
My close family and friends.
My faith and prayer.
Having a routine, so I don’t have to think.
Having a menu plan, so I don’t have to decide on our food each day. (I even had a refrigerator have an issue and lost the meat I had planned for two meals. Plan B and Plan C went into action.)
Having my house decluttered helps me not have to do a lot of cleaning.
Having a system to do laundry means I am not wading in piles of
dirty clothes.
Everything I have learned from The FlyLady over the years about routines and peace in my home from decluttering to blessing my home has helped me so much in the past week. There have been times when I could not think past the thing I was doing at that moment. I was not thinking about the next routine or thing on my list. I was doing one thing, and in most cases, auto-pilot kicked in, and I did the next thing in my routine.

Somethings I have really not wanted to do, and the next thing I know, I have done it.
I have wanted to be as transparent as I can that I am not perfect. My life is not perfect. I have great days, and I have hard days. I am just like you.
On the hardest days, I still look for the blessings. They are there even if they seem hidden. I don’t know what tomorrow will hold for me, but I know I will meet it with joy and happiness. I know that I will get up and make my bed, get dressed down to the shoes, and do my Morning Routine.
We have two days left in our Zone this week. I want you to really focus the next two days on getting rid of the rest of the clutter in your bedroom. I will let you in on a secret. I totally cleared off everything in my room two weeks ago to paint my room. Life changed, and I still have not painted my room. It’s okay. I will get there. In the meantime, I am enjoying completely decluttered flat surfaces.
Today’s Zone Mission is to put away all of your laundry. I hope you made room for it by decluttering this week.
Your Home Blessing for today is to declutter paper and magazines.
My menu plan for Thursday is spaghetti and a salad.
Have a great 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


You are encouraging to me. — 2 Comments

  1. Tammy, I’m so sorry for whatever it is you are going through! The prayers of my family are with you and yours! I’m glad that you have your foundations of faith, friends, family and Flylady and that they are carrying you through! God will never abandon you :) Peace.

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