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Besides placing your order with your HomeWorks Consultant, you also need to bring order to your home in the midst of homeschooling. Here are a few tips to get you started!

Food – Your kids are going to need to eat and heading for the fast food joint in the middle of your school day is not your best option.

For breakfast, set up a weekly menu and put in on the refrigerator. We like to make ahead some breakfast breads and freeze them. Oatmeal is quick. Eggs are definitely our staple food.

Bacon or sausage cooked in the oven requires much less tending. Greek yogurt is a treat and is super easy.

For lunch, I purchase disposable plates for the first couple weeks of school. We might eat breakfast in shifts, but we try to eat lunch together. I like to truly relax WITH the kids during the lunch break and strike up some interesting conversations. (I have to remind myself of this before I spend my lunchbreak on social media.) Lunches are my weak spot for using convenience foods, but we don’t do that every day.

Homemade pizza is a favorite that even my teenage boy can make pretty quickly.

Dry ingredients:
2 ½ cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp dry yeast
½ tsp salt
Italian seasoning to taste

¼ cup oil
Hot water

Mix dry ingredients and stir with a fork. Add oil and then add HOT water a little at a time (about ¾ cup total). Stir with a fork. Keep adding hot water until you get pizza dough consistency. Knead only a little bit - about 10-20 times. Let crust sit for 5 minutes. Spray a pan with cooking spray. Spread that pizza crust out with a small pastry roller. Add toppings... well, your kids will probably be glad to do that for you. Bake at 425 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.

For supper – We use more disposable plates those first couple of weeks. I just buy the biggest bag of plates and use them until we run out. If you’ve got some time to freeze ahead meals before school starts – do it! Then you can relax for a while when your school day is over.

Menus are great, but if you don’t want to do that much planning, here’s another option. The main chore in the morning will be to set out the meat from the freezer for that evening’s meal. . .and you won’t have to decide yet what the actual meal is going to be!!! (If you are vegetarian – you could still decide your protein each morning and work from there.)

Monday – chicken meal (Cook enough for two nights.)
Wednesday – beef meal (Cook enough for two nights.)
Friday – Any meat as a yummy main dish served with sides – A CELEBRATE kind of meal 

Chores – I rethink my chores each school year as the kids’ ages, abilities, and schedules change. I keep the list VERY simple – just the stuff I truly expect them to do without being asked and I’m willing to enforce. I post the list on the refrigerator where we can all keep track of the chores.

In addition to daily chores, I often make a little list in the late afternoon of things that need to be done. We just cross things off the list until we’re finished. I put some tasks I’m going to complete on the list so they can see I could truly use their help.

Keep it simple. Just don’t get SO excited about starting a new school year that you forget to do the SIMPLE things that keep everyone fed, clean, and happy. Ready, Set, Order!

By Cynda Moore
HomeWorks Consultant & Homeschool Mom
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