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Pretty Purple Planner

Does cabin fever have you dreaming of spring and all things sunny and flowery?  Are you itching to start planning for next year, when this year still has months to go?  Take a deep breath and enjoy the process.  Spring, summer and next fall will be here before you know it.  I’ll be on the road this spring to a few homeschool conventions… Nashville (Mar 30 – June 1), Toledo (April 8), and Cincinnati (April 20-22).  And possibly Florida at the end of May, which has me dreaming of ocean views and sandy beaches.

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New Year. New Plans.

Planning for the new year often involves resolutions and this feeling of finally getting things done that you’ve always hoped you’d do.  It certainly can be that and renewed gusto can help drive us through the winter months of our school year.  But what about when you haven’t met the expectations of your New Years resolution to read aloud more or do math drills every day or incorporate science experiments?  What then?  That’s when a homeschool planner custom made for your homeschool can help keep you moving forward.  If your a 36-week homeschool family, you can literally see the weeks tick off as you go.  You can see the subjects you hoped to cover when you designed the planner and go back to the basics.  Simplifying your homeschool doesn’t mean it’s simple.  It can just mean quality over quantity.  You can also look back at all the weeks behind you and see how much you’ve accomplished.  You can look at your field trip log, your reading log, your service hours log and remember that “yeah, we have gotten a lot done this year so far.”  Maybe each time you flip the page of your planner to a new week, you can feel that same feeling of newness and a fresh start. His mercies are new every morning, it doesn’t have to be a new year to cling to the glory of the sunrise. Plan well, friends, with purpose, peace, and passion.

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End of July Planner Sale!

It’s my birthday this week!  Summer birthdays are so much fun!  Sunshine, pool days, and warm weather!  As the month of July comes to an end, so marks another year for me.  Celebrate my birthday with me… SALE!!  Yours Truly Custom Homeschool Planners… $5 off Teacher Planners and Older Student Planners (reg. $39, sale $34) or $3 off Younger Student Planners (reg. $12, sale $9).  Expires 7/31/16.

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Mother’s Day Sale! $4 off

Happy Mother’s Day to all you lovely homeschool mamas out there!  Jut for you, a discounted price the week after Mother’s Day.  Order now to get your very own Yours Truly Custom Homeschool Planner at a discounted price.  Click on SHOP to see price and get started customizing your planner!


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Have an older *Jr/Sr high* student?

Consider ordering a Yours Truly Custom Homeschool Planner for your older student to use independently!  The weekly planning pages can be customized with his/her subject studies. The month-month-at-a-glance can be used for big picture planning. The reading logs can be used for books read or to-be-read. The other logs can be used for tracking hours needed for high school transcripts. Your student will be on the right track for independent learning!

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Training their minds

“Merely having an open mind is nothing. The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.” ― G.K. Chesterton

Teaching our children at home is one of the most critical things we do.  Teaching them when to be open minded and giving them the skills to close their minds on something solid and true is one of the most important things we can do.