Conference Tips – Part One

As I said in a previous post, I am attempting to get to bed by 10 pm, sans computer, every night. I decided that Friday’s can be a “late” night and I can stay up until 11 pm. I doubt I will make that tonight and knowing that, I actually wrote my blog post on paper  during our usual causal Friday dinner. Yes, I did feel like I was in high school again.

So, as I have also mentioned before, the Homeschooling Conference I attended was pretty amazing. There were many segments of the conference including: The 4 Temperaments, Canon Law, Catholic Culture Revival, Family Cathechesis and, Home Organization and Maintenance.

This post is going to talk about the topic I needed to hear about the most: Home Organization and Maintenance.

This is one of the areas I struggle the most with. I am not a big fan of cleaning. I know, who is? (Oh, that’s right, Andrea is.) I like the end results, I just do not like doing what I have to do to get there. I am also not good at keeping a schedule if I am the only one who is really affected by it if it is not followed.  There were three talks this weekend that touched on Home Organization and Maintenance; below I have listed the suggestions I found most helpful make my life (and home) more organized and maintained.

  • Prayer Life = Very Important
  • Pray, fast and give alms for the intention of: The unborn, holy souls, and our priests and bishops
  • Observe, celebrate and honor the Sabbath and Holy Days
  • Make  a schedule
  • Set a goal for yourself
  • Set a goal for your children
  • Start with one thing (anything), master it, then add a second, master it, then add a third….

Yes, some of these things I already do or have done, without really thinking about it, for example, the last one, I have been doing for a long time. I started with just making dinner for my family (then only Joshua) without using a telephone or a drive thru, slowly over time, I was able to work up to making all three meals of the day, mostly from scratch, without much concern and time loss. (Big batches and leftovers, ladies, left overs.)  However, it is so very important to hear these types of suggestions over and over again.

I will break up the steps in to a few different blog posts so that I can focus on each of them without making a super long post. I promise to try not to be boring and to toss in quite a few Facefamily Adventures examples.

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