How to Enjoy the Last Days of Summer and Prepare for a Successful School Year

Enjoy the last days of summer

Summer vacation goes by too quickly and before we know it our children are back to school. Before the days of fall arrive and the warm weather is gone, be sure to get outside and enjoy the last days of summer.

Determine what your goals are for the upcoming school year.

I tend to get overwhelmed easily, especially when it comes to making a decisions or determining what to do next.

When I get overwhelmed, I tend to retreat and just give up, never setting forth in accomplishing anything.

However, if something is already categorized and made simple for me, my life suddenly becomes easier.

That is why I don’t set resolutions, instead I set goals.

Read more below……

Learn how to break your goals down into six categories that cover every aspect of your life to help ensure a successful school year.

Create a Block Schedule

You may have heard of block scheduling pertaining to schools or even in homeschooling. Yet, there is an often unused and even unheard of method of scheduling for busy homemakers.

It is called block scheduling.

BLOCK scheduling, provides a flexible and adaptable; yet proven routine that allows you to accomplish your goals.

If you are a career mom or work at home mom, you may have some sort of schedule that you follow.

Or even as a stay-at-home wife or mother, you may have a loose schedule that your follow.

Get a morning routine

Stay-at-home moms and homemakers have these super busy schedules.

Some days we feel as if we cannot get caught up or even get one thing done on our to-do list.  Then there are days that we celebrate the simple fact that we got a shower.

Many view stay-at-home mom’s as having all the time in the world.

But just because a woman stays home does not mean she has all the time in the world to do as she pleases.  In fact, its quite the opposite.

Managing our homes is a full time ministry. And when you add children and husbands to the equation, that takes is up a notch.

Behind every successful homemaker is a routine.

A routine can make our day productive and our household an efficiently running machine. Yet without a routine, we are all up a creek without the paddle.


Spend time with God

We need God. If we try to do much on our own, eventually we burn out and become exhausted and overwhelmed.

It is so easy in our busy day-to-day lives as homemakers to lose our focus and purpose in what we’re doing. 

And often in the process we move further away from God because we get so caught up in carrying out tasks and checking off those to-do’s on our chore list.

By spending time with God on a regular basis, we become renewed, refreshed, and rejuvenated in our Christian walk. He alone becomes the sources of our joy, hope, and peace in all that we do.

Create a Morning Routine for your Children

Eliminating as many surprises as possible allows my non-morning person of a daughter be able to succeed in the mornings. And if you think about it; mornings are when we first begin our day. What we do the minute our feet touch the ground, to the thoughts we think, and our first actions of the day greatly influence the duration of the rest of the day.

Children will succeed and have much better start to their day if they have a consistent and expected morning routine. If you have tried routines before and by the third day end up resorting back to old habits, maybe it is time to start fresh.

Below I have listed five easy tips to help you create a morning routine so that your child(ren) are able to have a successful day, each and every day.

Five Steps to Help You Create a Morning Routine for Your Children

Claim your time back by learning to say no!

As women we tend to be ‘yes’ people.

We tend to say yes when asked because we feel its expected or it is the ‘right’ thing to do.

We say yes because we are mothers, wives, neighbors, sisters, daughters, friends, and just plain good people who want to please everybody.

We say yes to our children’s school, family members requests, church committees, and even to our close friends that expect us to be say yes to various requests.

All of these requests, demands, and expectations tend to cause us to feel overwhelmed, burdened, and stressed out. We have become too busy!

Learn how to say no by reclaiming YOUR time back!

Here’s to a successful 2019-2020 school year for all of our children!


Be blessed,

Stephanie, Training Keepers of the Home


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