Routines


It's time to change pens (and other ways to honor a seasonal shift)

It's time to change pens (and other ways to honor a seasonal shift)

The turning of the season is an important marker for me. During the threshold from one time of year to another I like to think about the coming months and plan accordingly.

The most radical spiritual discipline

The most radical spiritual discipline

I have not been disciplined with my spiritual disciplines, and I had been feeling a little bad about that. And the swearing.

A Personal Retreat Day for Life Assessment and Planning

A Personal Retreat Day for Life Assessment and Planning

You could use the strategies and format of a Personal Retreat Day for any type of personal development or personal management. You could use this model for homeschool planning, or maybe even for small business planning.

A homeschool and family life schedule with three teenagers

A homeschool and family life schedule with three teenagers

Our life schedule in a season of homeschool co-op, skiing, and socially active teenagers.

Heart of the home ~ Introduction & Big Picture

Heart of the home ~ Introduction & Big Picture

The blogs I read these days don't talk too much about household schedules and routines. I wonder if this type of blogging, "this is how I do it", is now passe.

In between the awful and amazing

In between the awful and amazing

I've learned that until my chemistry, psychology or geography changes it's not wise to have high expectations for myself during the deepest heart of winter.

Usually, Not Always (I Join the Organizing Party)

Usually, Not Always (I Join the Organizing Party)

The internet is a flurry these days with organizing posts. Or maybe the flurry is already past (I'm not current with my blog reading) and people are moving on to planning for Christmas and drinking pumpkin lattes. I'm still living the end of summer and it takes me a good ...