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Waking Up Early When You Are a Late Riser

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One of the joys of homeschooling is the fact that it doesn’t have to run on the same timeframe as public schools.However, I have learned that the later in the day we start our school day, the less it seems we get done, and the grumpier my kids are.I don’t like getting up early in the morning to start school.I use to work third shift and getting up at 7 AM is extremely hard for me.After talking with many other moms who homeschool I have found that I am not the only one who finds getting up early so hard.After some work I have managed to get used to getting up early each day.Here are some tips to help you make the adjustment from sleeping in each morning to getting up early. Start Small If you are use to getting up at 10 AM, try getting up at 9:30 AM for a few days, then move it up to 9 AM for a few days, then after a few days of getting up at 9 AM try getting up at 8:30 AM for a few days.Keep moving the time up until you reach the time that you want to get up each day. Go to Bed Earlier Yo…

Back to School Menu Plan Monday - August 12th to 18th

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Join us for Menu Plan Monday at I'm an Organizing Junkie. I am dragging my heels in here screaming, "I am not ready for school to be back in session!"  Obviously no one seems to really care as we are all headed back to school anyhow but I want to go on record as saying I AM NOT READY FOR IT!!!  You would think that as homeschoolers we could extend our summer a few more weeks and prolong the start of our school year but that just can't happen.  We belong to a co-op where my children take their core classes and since today is the first day of co-op it means school is officially back in session for us.  My college classes start back next week so I have a week to allow us to get back into the hang of things before I head back to school as well.  Since we are back in school that means easy breakfasts and lunches for us, as well as some nights where my slow cooker will be my saving grace. Here's what I have planned for us this week: links to recipes are in red Monday Bre…