Start your school year off with a game.

Getting Organized:
In your Home and Homeschool 

Dear Friends,
Happy Friday! Where did you declutter this week in addition to the missions in your main bathroom. Many of you have already shared pictures with me, but if you have not, please send a picture to me at
Today’s zone mission in the main bathroom is a quick one. Get out an old toothbrush and scrub the faucets. If there are any other little things you want to do in the main bathroom, spend 5 more minutes decluttering or putting things away.
You other zone mission is to vacuum the guest room. If you don’t have a guest room, you can pick another area to vacuum. Or you can roll this mission into your Friday Home Blessing and do your floors. We sweep and mop on Fridays in my home.
If you are gearing up to start your school year, spend a few minutes gathering your thoughts. Do some lesson plans for your first day of school. Decide if you want to do pictures to celebrate the first day of school. Print out any signs you might want to use. It is less stressful if you do some pre-planning before you dive into your first day of school. You don’t have to plan a whole school year, but it is a good idea to plan the first day and see how things go.
A fun way to start your school year could be an event or field trip. You can do a scavenger hunt with clues and have them discover where they are going that day. It doesn’t have to be a complicated or expensive event, but I know my children have enjoyed it when we started the school year off with a field trip.
If you have some local homeschool moms, why not plan a mom’s night out for September. Go for coffee and dessert and enjoy some fellowship with other homeschoolers. It helps you to have support and fellowship in your homeschool journey.
Remember that Friday is date night, and if you have not had a date with your husband in a while, do something tonight.
Finish up your missions and enjoy your weekend.
What are you doing for family fun day this weekend?
Today’s Zone Mission is to scrub the bathroom faucets and vacuum the guest room.
Your Home Blessing for today is to empty the trash, sweep, and mop.
My menu plan for Friday is take out.
Have a wonderful weekend!

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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


Start your school year off with a game. — 2 Comments

  1. Tami, just wanted to say a special thank you for all you do. You’ve encouraged me in so many ways in each email and a couple of times you were kind enough to respond to my emails personally. This year has been a truly challenging one for my family. But you have helped to encourage peace back into our home. Inch by inch I’m gaining ground and it’s making me smile and feel a sense of stability even when life isn’t that way for us right now. I know your year has been one of turmoil from what you’ve shared…my prayer for you is that God would rain a shower of special blessings on you for reaching out and touching our lives. Thank you!!!!

    • Thank you for this encouragement! Great job on your progress! Thank for the prayers. It has been a difficult year, but there have been abundant blessings, too.

      Have a wonderful day! Tami

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