Almost four years ago I wrote a post for Real Life at Home (formerly known as The Homeschool Classroom) entitled, 10 Ways to Make Your Homeschool Day Run Smoothly.
The points I made in this article still hold true for me. I was reminded of #1 as I slept later than usual this morning. I still awoke before any of my children, but not early enough to get all of the things done that I needed to before the start of our school day. So, I have skipped my shower (for now), and will begin our Bible lesson in 12 minutes. I am reminded again of why my day runs so much more smoothly when I get up at 5:00. That may not be the magic number for you, but for me, it is.
I'm setting my alarm for 5:00 AM tomorrow!
Enjoy reading this post, and I hope it encourages you!