Thursday 23rd of November 2017

Get Organized

Homeschoolers need to stay on top of their academic requirements, field trips, and extracurricular activities in addition to the usual appointments students may have. The great thing about homeschooling is that it gives you flexibility to handle schedules the way that works best for you and your family. There are so many innovative ways to keep track of dates. 

For years, I have been dreaming about the "perfect" software that my son and I could use, for schedules and to do lists. I might even be able to develop the functionality right into the website. And while I research, I will post a list of websites with organization systems - and I will review them as I can.

Click here for information about organizing your family’s essential information in case of an emergency. It covers:

■ Up-to-date medical insurance information
■ An updated will
■ Power of attorney information
■ Life insurance info
■ A basic guide to your bank accounts - numbers, passwords
■ A basic list of bills in case someone else needs to help you pay them
■ Doctor and vet info
■ Spare keys for both house and car
I have been thinking about a good course for older students about to go out into the world. Practical skills everybody needs, like opening a checking account and the variety of other chores people encounter as they grow up. I wasn't thinking about emergency situations, but it makes sense to provide the whole spectrum of "essential information." Under any circumstances, it is good to sort these issues out, with our without our children.

I'm still reviewing the software, but wanted to get the link up even though I'm not sure what I think about it yet.