Donna B., Peggy Gh., Lisa H., and Mary L. provided some great tips on how they stay organized and make homeschooling work.
Donna uses lesson plan books effectively. She has also found that exercise and some time to herself early in the morning and late in the evening help her keep things running smoothly. She suggested taking walks with younger children.
Peggy recommends the use of a playpen with special toys for babies and toddlers.
Lisa likes a vertical planner, as opposed to the traditional horizontal planner. She has also found that http://www.titus2.com/ has some excellent resources for staying organized.
Mary has printed out what her children need to do in a designated binder. The children check off assignments as they are completed. She has a catch-up week when the children complete any assignments that have not been checked off.
Goal setting was also discussed as an effective means of staying organized.