Survive the Back to School Chaos

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As a child I always looked forward to a new school year. New teacher, new classroom, fresh start and seeing my friends again after the summer was so exciting to me. Now that I am a homeschool mom, the excitement is not lost. I still love starting a new year. New books, new supplies (I’m slightly addicted to school and office supplies) and a fresh start. Surviving the Back to School Chaos can be tricky though.

A new homeschool year can be exciting and stressful all at the same time. Avoid the stress and chaos this year with this ONE TOOL that will transform your homeschool planning! ::

My children start out excited and ready to jump in with both feet, but that excitement soon wains and then we’re back to the whining and complaining about this subject or that and this pencil color over that one. With four children, it’s a constant battle to keep my sanity as I try to keep up with their preferred methods of learning.

With the little ones, we’re still struggling to figure out their learning styles, so with that comes many tears and lots of frustration until we get it right. But, we work on it and change things until it is just the right fit. That’s the beauty of Homeschool!

I go into the new year with my curriculum choices in place and a plan. It’s taken me several years to figure out what planning method works best for me. I used to plan an entire semester at once, which was awesome as far as I didn’t have to do it weekly or even monthly. However, I quickly realized we didn’t always stay on task and often needed more time to finish an assignment if Mister Bull showed more interest in it.

So this year, we have gone to a more Delight Directed or Child-led Learning structure, which requires me only to plan subjects we want to learn about, but not a time frame. Sometimes we complete them in a week and sometimes we take several weeks to a month. It just depends. I want my children to love learning and that was suffering because of my OCD Planning.

So how can YOU avoid the Back-to-School Planning Chaos? What about if you’re not a planner by nature? No worries! I have a found a FABULOUS tool that is perfect for YOU!!! The Back to School Survival Manual by Alecia Michelle.

Alicia has created a wonderful step-by-step book that not only helps you plan your new year, but also reminds you why you started homeschooling in the first place. Whether you’re new to homeschooling or a veteran, every year has its challenges and set backs. Don’t let this year be one! Make this the year you start out strong and kick things off with a bang! I know most of you have already started your homeschool year and that’s okay. This book is perfect for any time of the year.

  • If you’re struggling with your current format – this book has tips and tricks that can help.
  • If you’re not sure where to start – this book has the answers
  • If you need some organization – this book has steps to take and printables to help!

What I love about this book is that Alecia takes you step-by-step through the processes necessary for a smooth, easy start to the year and then offers printables and practical activities to help you get there!! It’s simply WONDERFUL!!

You can purchase the ebook in her store HERE (PDF only) or online at Amazon (paperback & Kindle version available). Either way, you’ll be getting a VALUABLE resource that will benefit your homeschool planning for years to come!


Get it for JUST $9.99

Want to see a sample for yourself? Download the Table of Contents and Chapter 8: Traditions and Trials FREE!!

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Annette has been married to her husband and best friend since 2003. Together they are raising their six children to follow the Lord’s will, no matter what. Annette longs for the day when she will meet all her angel babies who have entered heaven before her. She enjoys creating fun and engaging printables, unit studies and curriculum for homeschool families. You can follow her crazy life at In All You Do where she blogs about marriage, parenting, and homeschooling all while maintaining her sanity. She is also the owner of Thrifty Homeschoolers, where she shares free printables and resources from around the web as well as deals on curriculum and homeschooling resources. You can also keep up with her via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
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