Treat Yourself with Love and Compassion

Getting Organized:
In your Home and Homeschool 

Dear Friends,
Happy Friday! We have been decluttering in the Living Room this week. Next to your kitchen, the Living Room (or Family Room) is where your family gathers the most.
That makes it more prone to clutter, and it should be an area you regular take care of Hot Spots. Email a picture of your progress to me at
Your mind is probably trying to figure out how and when everything fits in once you start your homeschool routine.
First, give yourself grace that things are not going to be perfect. Your perfectionism rears its ugly head when you are doing the things you are supposed to be doing, such as homeschooling your children.
Next, give yourself permission to find the places in your schedule to take care of yourself. That is one thing that takes a back seat fast when you add things to your schedule. Rest, eating well, exercise, and water are important foundational things you need to do each day to take care of yourself.
If you have a written schedule or routine, remember that it is used to be a guide and not something that you use to beat yourself up when you cannot get to all of it. You will have days when all of the boxes are checked off, and then you will have days when you struggle with your routines.
Your reaction to those days will leave an impact on your children. Things to not go as planned. That is normal for everyone. If you have read my book, Finding Joy in Brokenness, you know that I have had far more days that do not go according to plan as day that have.
Your routines and missions are goals. Spend a few minutes doing what you can with them. Don’t fret if you don’t get everything done.
This is your mission for the school year:
Do not beat yourself up. Treat yourself like you treat your best friend — with love and compassion.
Enjoy your weekend and Labor Day Holiday with your family.
Today’s Zone Mission is to clear any clutter Hot Spots in your Living 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

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