Are you ready for Plan and Play Day?


Dear Friends,

Tuesday is Plan and Play day. If you have been putting off menu planning, lesson planning, budgeting, or something else that requires some pre-planning, I want you to use your timer and spend 15 minutes on it today.

Planning is not glamorous. But it really helps you have a smoother week when you know what’s for dinner and have the ingredients on hand because you had time to shop ahead of time. You will save time and money by menu planning and shopping once a week instead of when you run out of things.

On my refrigerator, I have a notepad. When we run out of something, we write it on the list. When I start my menu planning, I add to the list. Then, I work from it to make my grocery list. I organize my grocery list by the store, and then I make a plan on how to make my rounds.

In the summer, I use coolers and ice packs to keep the food cool while I shop. In the winter, I just take my insulated grocery bags. I like to use reusable shopping bags as much as possible.

How is your homeschool lesson planning? Spend some time checking your student’s progress and see if you are where you wanted to be for the year. Then you are ready for some lesson planning. Count how many weeks you have left in your school year and mark off the days you will take for breaks.

Your cabinet doors are your mission today. Use a warm, damp cloth to wipe the outside of the doors quickly. This does not have to be a big project. You can involve the children, too. Give younger children cloths to wipe the lower cabinet doors and older children to wipe the upper cabinet doors.

Don’t forget about my January Book special!

Your Home Blessing for today is to dust and vacuum.

Your Zone Mission for today is to wipe your cabinet doors.

My menu plan for Tuesday is corn dogs and tots for the boys. Salad for me.

Have a blessed day!

Siggie - Tami Fox

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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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