Back to School?

What is back to school? We have not been apart of that. 😀 Not even just because we homeschool but also because Small Warrior is just now Pre-K age. He is doing some K work but not a lot, he seems to be right on track, not that I really know what that is but he’s on track where I’d like him to be. I have noticed though that since starting homeschool, extracurricular activities and just life stuff I need to find a way to organize myself a little bit better. Then I found this blog, The Mommy Mess,  and they are giving away a planner, even though I don’t think I’ll win it I may get one any how. 😀 I’m gonna need something before I start really forgetting things. What do you use to stay organized?


Books, Books, and more Books

I LOVE to read! I mean really love it! I would read all day if the kids would let me, however, a now 4 year old, 2 year old and 1 year old have other things they think are more important like food or diaper changes. Sheesh, demanding things aren’t they. So in order to fulfill my desire to read and to keep the kids happy I get LOTS of kids books. We are part of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, we get one free book for each kid EVERY MONTH! I also buy books for the kids when they get gift cards for Christmas or their Birthdays, rather than buy another toy they don’t need. These are all fun books, non school, those I buy for them outside of gift money. I feel that is our duty (Hondo’s and mine). We have quite the collection already, I need more bookshelves though. My mother-in-law made the comment the other day that I should put them in order, currently they are just laying in the bookshelves. Hmmm, with a 4 year old, 2 year old and 1 year old how long do you think they would stay in any kind of order? She suggested I put them in a age appropriate order, you know board books together, then hard books with paper middles next and so forth. That would last all of 3 seconds, normally as I am trying to even put books away they are pulling them out. All through out the day they are getting books out and looking through them or asking me to read to them.  Do you have your children’s books in any kind of order, if so how do you keep them that way? Just wondering if I’m the only unorganized book keeper or if there are others.