Establishing routines in your home will not come together in a day or happen overnight. It will take patience, persistence, team work, and small steps. Habits do not just happen. Practicing routines every day will eventually lead to forming a habit. As you are learning new habits, include your children. They will benefit from establishing routines, too.
Endurance is the word I picked as my word for the year. If you wish to establish habits, endurance is a good character trait to have. It is not easy changing habits and routines. You might have to endure some tough feelings because establishing habits is very much a mental rewiring that you are doing over time to bring peace and order to your life and to your home. Stick with it. You will let go of the negative thoughts and embrace the positive as you establish new habits.
You might have seen a graphic of that claims that you cannot have a clean house and homeschool. I want to tell you that you can have a clean house and homeschool, too! If you are living with a lot of clutter and are afraid to have people come inside your house, you need to commit to make changes to get rid of the clutter. You will need some routines. With a team approach, many hands will lighten your load. You can do it!
If you have not “met” The FlyLady ( online, you need to visit her website and sign up for her emails to help you establish daily, weekly, and monthly routines. She also has control journals for adults and children that will help you with your routines. She has a Homeschool Teacher Control Journal, and she has a Student Control journal for you to give to your children to help them establish routines. You will baby step your way to a blessed home and a blessed life for your family.
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Does the idea of organizing and cleaning your home seem like an impossible dream? Homeschooling mother of six Tami Fox shares how she uses routines in her home to make it a haven for her family. She’s taught her children these routines, so they’ll be able to take their wings and fly into life as prepared adults. She shares positive methods for organizing and cleaning. Tami wants to help you give your children wings, so they can FLY, too!

Marla Cilley, The FlyLady –
Tami has taken FLYing to a new level! Not only has she educated her six children well and eliminated CHAOS, she has not lost herself in the process.”

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Tami lives in rural North Carolina with her husband of more than twenty-five years and their children. She has beenTami - 5x7_fox-4553 a home educator since 2000. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Systems and uses her education to be a better teacher for her children. Tami is a writer and speaker to encourage moms. She writes reviews and other details about her life with her family at

She is in the trenches just like you and takes life one step at a time with mercy and grace. You can contact Tami through her blog or through email at

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