Maybe you’ve read about household binders before?  But maybe you haven’t found the one that works best for you?

The same thing happened to me.

I printed pages from many sources and created my own binder system.

Turned out, it still wasn’t exactly what I needed.

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So, I created my own set.  It isn’t as pretty as some of the rest, but it works perfectly for me.

Now, I’m sharing it with you.  It’s 50 pages to grab for free.  Use as many as you need, or, use them all!

The pages include a cover page that you can insert into the clear plastic cover of a binder.  It’s the only color page, and it looks like this:

Household organizer cover only

All of the other pages may be printed using only black ink.

Pages include menu planners, monthly date pages, lists of stuff to keep track of, and lots more — like this page I use to map out an entire month:

April page example


And this list of things I like to keep track of:

Things to do this week sample

Plus this page I use to keep track of books:

Books loaned to friends sample

There are a whole bunch more.

CLICK HERE to DOWNLOAD the whole set.

To your organization,



P.S.  If you’ve ever downloaded THIS FREEBIE, you’ll want to replace it with this new, updated version.

  • When it comes to curriculum, today’s homeschoolers have many different choices.  What do you want to teach?  What would your child like to study?  Which product best fits her learning style or his skill level?  Finding the right resources can sometimes be overwhelming!Do you want your child to become a genius in trading? Have you made some wrong investment decisions and are scared your child might do the same thing or even worse, be tricked by some investment banker? When you have extra resources today to teach your child a thing or two about trading, you don’t want to pass it up.In this area, you’ll have to opportunity to hear about some of the most popular homeschooler picks, plus some of the lesser-known resources that are equally worth a look.  You’ll even see how to create lessons by yourself.  Choosing CURRICULUM doesn’t have to be hard, if you know where to start. …
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    Methods & Styles

    No two families are exactly alike. What works for one might not work for another.  There is no one-size-fits-all approach to homeschooling, but there are lots of popular METHODS that you can try.  Finding your perfect STYLE can take a little time, but hearing how others do it can help you choose.  In this area, you’ll learn about some of the most common homeschooling methods and styles that other families use.  Click here to read about classical, curriculum, interest-driven, unit study, Charlotte Mason, virtual, coops, Montessori, eclectic, unschooling, Waldorf and more. …
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    There are only so many hours in a day.    You want to get it all done, and hold on to your health and sanity, too.  Unless you’re a Super Hero, you can use a little help.  Make the most of every minute with these effective strategies for ORGANIZING your home and SCHEDULING your activities.  Find out how the busiest families can be the most successful and productive, too!  In this area, we’ll look at tips and techniques, forms and charts, plus how to equip yourself for all of the unexpected things that come at you throughout the day. …
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Like other basic skills, typing (often called keyboarding) is one of those things homeschoolers should master before graduation – preferably a whole lot sooner.  No student ever complains about knowing how to type, yet many grads lament never taking the time to master this tremendously useful skill.

Parents may introduce keyboarding early on, or wait until it is needed during the child’s life.  I suggest starting in the elementary years so it is almost second-nature by the time longer periods of typing become necessary; but, even introducing keyboarding during high school is never too late.  (See comments about the future of teaching typing, below.)

During high school, a keyboarding course may be given a full- or half-credit on the transcript, assuming it meets the number of hours or level of mastery you require of your students.  Typing tests and printed documents may also be included in a student portfolio as evidence of level mastery, if desired.  In the alternative, keyboarding may be woven into a computer course, a business course, a writing class, a life skills program, or some other practical arts experience designed by you.

Many typing tools exist online, thus finding a favorite for every student isn’t very difficult.  Below, you’ll find a list of about a dozen typing products offered free, online, and [most] without any registration whatsoever.

Check these out for all ages, including adults:


Power Typing

Typing Web Tutor

Peter’s Online Typing Course

Learn 2 Type

Typing Made Fun

Free Typing Game


Try these for the younger set:

Dance Mat Tutor

Typing Learning Game for Kids

Alpha Typing

Keep in mind the proliferation and evolution of modern devices will eventually eliminate the need to teach keyboarding altogether, since most kids will learn entirely on their own.

This is an important skill now. We are becoming completely dependent on devices that need us to type the instructions. Even for earning money through the trading programs we need to have some typing skills. This reminds me of a program that does not need much from you except filling a form and setting the parameters for the robot to follow. This is something anyone can do even if he does not know trading, software coding or quick typing knowledge. The program is called Bitcoin Code and is very popular due to its simplified interface and easy mechanism. You can read more about the algorithm here,

Meanwhile, parents need to make sure all students master basic keyboarding before graduating from homeschool.

Know of any great typing/keyboarding products?  Tell us about it by leaving a COMMENT!

I talk a lot about great habits in my work as a homeschool advocate and mentor.  Though I absolutely believe that respecting children means letting them become who need to be, I also feel strongly that children must develop great habits for a successful life.  And while we all define success differently, most will agree that a solid work ethic and compassion for all mankind are habits that everyone should be encouraged to learn.

Growing great habits in children comes first from modeling great behavior ourselves.  Children watch and learn continuously by what we do.  Believe me, they notice – and begin doing it, too.  Behaviors may be barely noticeable, like the simple act of saying ‘good morning’ to people we meet when leaving the house each day.  Or they may be larger, like working a problem until it has been properly solved.  They’re watching.

Great habits come from consistency, too, allowing habits to become cemented in our minds and become patterns in our bodies.  Children raised with continually changing expectations face obstacles in this area.  Those raised with consistency are on a much faster track to good habits, and  benefit greatly by learning them early  on.

Are parents ever perfect?  Of course not!  That, too, is a lesson for children, who also notice how we handle our imperfections and mistakes.

But overall, watching and learning from the earliest ages produces tremendous benefits throughout the growth years, and beyond.

So, what does this mean for your homeschool?  The answer depends on your style of living.

It could mean rising at a reasonable time and starting school work without being asked.  It might mean stopping to help a sibling who is struggling, or offering to watch a toddler while a parent tends to a different child.  It could mean working through a problem until a solution is found, or not asking for help until all of the necessary steps have been taken (re-reading a lesson, checking a video, or whatever is required in your home).

Great habits could mean jumping in to help with laundry, dinner preparations or something else going on throughout the home.  It might be about answering telephone calls or knocks on the door in ways that create as little distraction to others as possible.  It could also mean moving from subject to subject throughout the day and placing completed work where you like it to go.

In our home, habits include starting school each day without being reminded.  It means checking daily if a test, quiz or lab is scheduled instead of regular lessons.  It means remembering field trip days and other activities, and planning work around time spent away from home.  And it means letting me know before taking a break, instead of doing so without permission, since breaks and down-time are loosely scheduled throughout the day.  But it also includes things like not watching television programs we do not allow and asking permission before visiting web sites or downloading video games without consent.  It includes walking animals at specific times of day, closing doors to keep pets safe and our home clean, and picking up the torn bits of paper and tufts of hair the animals always manage to leave behind.  It includes coming to my aid every time I return home with a car full of groceries and never failing to help when I am carrying a heavy load.  It includes lowering voices if another is sleeping and turning off lights when one leaves the room.  Our children diligently follow chore schedules I publish and the notes I leave throughout the house.  And while it may not be popular in every home, our children know I require a particular style of dress and footwear depending on where we go, and remember to ask me [almost] every single time.

Every family is different, but principles learned in the home are easily applied any time they are needed.  Starting early is helpful, but it’s never too late.

Here is a free set of printable pages to create a Household Organizer.  The pages were designed to be used in a 3-ring binder.  Simply print as many copies as you like, and then use a 3-hole punch to get your pages ready.

This crypto robotic trader finds its excellent usage as the one dedicated to oil trading. Here are some helpful hints about oil trading and its related vocabularies.


  • Fuel: This can be referred to any product that can be burned to give away heat energy. Such items can be used as fission agents in a chain reaction leading to enormous thermal production.


  • Fuel oil: These include the heavily refined distillates and can be used to fuel large power stations or ships and even find its usage in industries. The fuel oil is graded based on their fluidic viscosity and percentage of sulphur residing in it.


  • Fuel expense: The total expense regarded with the production of steam from fuel burning processes or that used for steering the prime mover for electric power generation. It also includes those cost associated with loading and unloading the fuel from the ship and carrying it to the boiler house structure.


  • Fuel cost: The heat content of the fuel is rated as the fuel cost. They are obtained by dividing the total rate of fuel by its respective BTU content and further multiplying the result by a million.


  • Fuel adjustment: Every time adjustment is possible for changing the price value of natural gas or oil with its respective change in market price value.This acts as protection against sharp elevation and demotion in the price of fuel. Thus, they safeguard both the utility and the rights of the customer.


The charge for fuel adjustment is a sub-charge applied, in addition, to compensate for sudden hike in the value.


There also exists a fuel adjustment clause which is a term used in energy agreement made with the customer that sanctions the energy utility to modify the energy rates in accordance to the cost of energy to the utility. These can vary from low to high prices as well.

Using a “view” binder (the kind with the clear outside pocket) is a perfect way to display the cover page on the front of the binder.  You can also add tab dividers if you like.

This document is available two ways:

1 – in Google Documents by clicking HERE
2 – from Scribd by scrolling down and followingthe instructions at the very bottom

Household Organizer Pages

*NEW* Subject-a-day Weekly Planner and Learning Log  (samples)

High School 4-Year Plan

Driver’s Ed Tracker: A form that can be used to keep track of class, study and driving hours for credit towards a Driver’s Ed course

Monthly Practice Record: A form resembling a calendar that can be used to record practice hours for music, sports, reading or any other type of daily activity

Web Site Log: A form used to record the names/URLs of web sites that are used for school

Field Trip Log

Video/DVD Log

Reading Log

Sample Block Schedule: A sample of a weekly block schedule using 30-minute time periods

Portfolio Covers — Girl: Three different cover sheets to choose from, each with the, ”What I Did This Year”

Portfolio Covers — Boy: Three different cover sheets to choose from, each with the, ”What I Did This Year” message

Graphic Homeschool Portfolio Covers: Four different vibrant color designs to use for homeschooling portfolio covers

What’s it like to have the kids home 24/7?  Do homeschool parents ever dream of getting a day off, too?

Of course we do.  I’d be lying if I said that homeschool moms and dads never think about what it must be like to load the kids onto a yellow bus and go home to sip coffee while it’s actually still hot.  Or take an uninterrupted shower.  Or eat a breakfast actually prepared for us, instead of dining on scraps left on a child’s plate.  It isn’t something we brag about, but we’re human.  It’s natural for us to need a break from time to time.

Just think about it.  When was the last time you got out by yourself?  Got to watch a television program from beginning to end?  Were able to catch up with an old friend?

Is it wrong to wish for such things every now and then?

The truth is, perpetual motion is exhausting — both mentally and physically.  The responsibility of raising little people can seem enormous at times.  Homeschool parents don’t get breaks from the constant action happening in and around the home.  And they never get a break from being solely behind every educational decision made on behalf of the kids, either.

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Do we mind?  Of course not.  Actually, we like it.  It’s a choice we gladly make for the sake of our children, and for the future of the entire family.  As a matter of fact, when we hear people talking about sending kids to school, it can even be hard for us to understand why anyone would want their children gone when it’s such a joy and a privilege having them around.

But homeschooling doesn’t come without a price.  And that price is the occasional feeling of too much togetherness.  When nobody ever leaves, things can feel a little bit too close.  Moms tend to feel it most, but dads may experience it, too.  There is absolutely nothing wrong with dreaming of a day off every now and again.  If anything, the only thing wrong with dreaming about it is never doing it.  Every parent — homeschooling or not – needs time off once in a while.

There are many ways that homeschool parents can get a little time to themselves.  It just takes a little planning, that’s all.  I’ve heard all of the excuses — in fact, I have used many of them myself.  But in the end, there is a solution to every single one of them.  So there is really no good reason not to get a little vacation from the family every so often.

Occasional breaks may be achieved by asking older children to supervise younger ones for 15-30 minutes while mom retreats to her room with a cup of tea.  Even a friend or neighbor may be asked to sit with the children briefly while mom takes a bike ride or goes for a short walk.  Longer breaks can be scheduled by asking grandparents to oversee the home and family while parents head out for dinner and a movie.  Some homeschool moms and dads even organize exchanges where one watches the other’s children for a day, and the other family returns the favor the next time around.

Regular down time for the entire family can be achieved by scheduling an hour each day for everyone to retreat to their rooms for napping or some other quiet activity.  This break from the day can give everyone the time they need away from the activity, and allow moms or dads the feeling of having the house to themselves for just a little while.  Oftentimes, this 60-minute break is all that is needed to finish out the day with great joy and satisfaction.

As wonderful as it is being together, there is nothing wrong with parents needing a little time to themselves, too.  See if these ideas may work in your home, and please use the COMMENT area to share others that have worked for you!

Organization comes naturally to many people.  Just look at all of the web sites and television programs devoted to organization and the many products available just for this purpose.

To others, on the other hand, being organized just isn’t in their make-up.  Ask someone like this to neaten up his desk or figure out a better way to stock her pantry and it’s like asking them to do the most foreign or ridiculous thing they have ever heard of!

Because the behavior is so instinctive, organized people may find it hard to understand people who aren’t.  Even to those who are only semi-organized, it’s can be very difficult to see the flip side of the coin.

Have you ever heard yourself saying things like this to your kids?

Why don’t you ever pick up your shoes?

It’s no wonder you can never find your science book…you never leave it in the same place!

Your room is a mess! 

Understanding that organization doesn’t come naturally to many children is something homeschool parents must realize.  Just because parents are organized doesn’t mean the trait has been inherited by the children.  And just modeling organized behavior — though it helps a lot – doesn’t guarantee that children will adopt these skills on their own.

In reality, organization must be taught.  Even children with a tendency towards organization can learn a thing or two from parents who live an organized life.

Teaching children may be difficult but we can teach them everything that we know by doing it. They learn more by seeing us being organized, in every aspect. Money management is also a part of this teaching. You can earn the modern ways of investment and teach them to be prudent. Learn more about an online trading program in the virtual currencies, called the Bitcoin Code, by following this link,

Teaching children to stay organized may seem excessive, but it isn’t any different than teaching good nutrition or proper hygiene.  It must be taught at first and reminded over time, until eventually it becomes a practice — even a habit – that kids do on their own.

Teaching organization to kids doesn’t have to be done as a class or even delivered in a lesson format.  It all about modeling organized practices and then showing kids how to apply the same techniques in their own lives.  Examples include showing kids how to pick up their rooms each day, where to store school materials every afternoon, or how to place a check-mark on a calendar each time they finish practicing piano.  It can also mean helping kids sort through unwanted items (e.g., clothing that doesn’t fit), figuring out efficient or attractive ways to store things (like cars, stuffed animals or hair clips) and the proper way to pack a bag or a toilet kit for excursions to the gym or overnight events.

Like learning anything new, many children will not be very good at staying organized at first, or even for a long time.  But over time, with practice and reminders from you, it will eventually become a part of their lives.

For children particularly resistant to organization, lighten up at first, and try to examine why.  Could you be asking too much?  Has the child reached an age where he can be expected to accomplish what you have asked?  Can you make the task more meaningful, so that she can see the benefit, and want to do it just a little bit more?  Select just a few of the ways that you feel the child should be organized and start there (for instance, keeping school-related materials together or clothing put away).  And don’t add too much else too soon.

Realizing that many children actually need to be taught how to organize is an eye-opener for some people.   But organization goes hand-in-hand with productivity, achievement, and ultimately — success.  When homeschool parents teach organization as a routine part of the day, they give their children a gift that serves them during the school years, but also in the future, too.

Nobody ever wishes they were less organized.  Whether started when children are very young, or even later as students are ready to head off to college, it is never too late.  No matter when it happens, teaching this essential life skill to homeschoolers will always produce positive results.

Cryptocurrencies are the latest monetary units in the world and the global currency now. This is not a fad and is here to stay. The digital money has also triggered a kind of revolution in the market and there are many trading programs being launched every other day in the market. All of them are not successful. However there are always some programs that perform better than the others and manage to get better profits as well.

Lenny Hyde, a software engineer realized the potential of these schemes as he was really good at mining digital money. He was completely immersed in his work and yet could manage to mine these coins since their beginning. He was perfectly aware of the mechanism and how it helped people to increase the reach of block chain technology. Once he was convinced about his abilities, he decided to create something that would help more people.

He realized that common people may not have the technology and tools to mine digital money and there was a great opportunity that was waiting to be explored. So he got together with a friend who was an experienced trader. They developed a system that helped people make money using very little investment, the amount of 250 Dollars being the first deposit. The program is called Crypto CFD Trader. The experience in software and trading combined here to provide the facility to trade in a complex category of stock market.

People wonder and ask whether this program can deliver better profits than the other similar programs in the same niche. The answer is yes, the program is very efficient and is capable of delivering on its claims. The robots is very well designed based on the experience of developers and created to fulfill the expectations of the investors. Many experts have assessed this system and found it to be working efficiently and consistently.

In this particular program, the robot uses the latest software to monitor changes in the volatile market f digital money. It can detect the changes faster than the human brokers can. Thus this system can predict the future changes almost accurately. In the automated trading mode it can also execute your predetermined orders. Artificial intelligence is being used in all the sophisticated systems and this is no exception. You can see that it is encrypted and safe to ensure data protection. Another advantage is that it deals in many different digital currencies. Do visit the website to know more about the program,


Science is a favorite subject for many students and their families.  Some just like hearing the ideas, while others prefer to practice the concepts interactively.

Though teaching science in homeschool is important, and even required for college-bound students later on, I believe it is important for parents of younger students to put the teaching of homeschool science into perspective.    Introducing a formal science curriculum at an early age is fine.  However, it’s not the only way to introduce scientific topics to elementary school students.  In fact, teaching science less formally and on a more relaxed schedule can be just as effective, maybe even more. It might even be a little bit more fun in some families, too.

Consider this.  Science takes place all around us.  Unless a student lived in total isolation, it would be impossible not to live everyday life without experiencing some form of science.

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Observing and interacting with things in the environment happen to children whether we notice them or not.  No student would probably ever reach the age of 10 or 12 without knowing that most liquids can be combined, flames are very hot, and ice eventually melts in warmer temperatures. By 12, most students will also have experienced moving heavy objects using some form of leverage, the rippling effects of tossing rocks into a pool of water, and plants that have wilted or died from a complete lack of sun or water.  Inquisitive children and those with extra guidance and resources will have learned much more.  But others, completely on their own and just by interacting with the world, will most likely have hit upon most of the main ideas taught in standard science texts during those years anyhow.

Next, knowing science is accumulated and it is learned incrementally.  Just like mastering the use of written language or gradually learning more and more complex mathematics, the study of science builds upon itself.  It isn’t something that can be taught in a year and then ignored thereafter.  Instead, year after year, experience after experience, students gain an understanding and continually practice with the physical world around them.  That is why pre-packed science curriculum products repeat the same ideas throughout a child’s education.  And like other subjects (say, history, for example), the same ideas are reviewed and practiced every few years only in more detail and requiring a higher level of thinking and understanding, over and over again.

So, how would it be if instead of teaching formal science from a book, families allowed children to experience science all by themselves?  That’s exactly what some homeschool families do — no curriculum needed.  Some call this child-directed learning, or unschooling.

Or, what about doing simple science on one’s own, in the kitchen or outdoors or with a group of friends, instead of following a traditionally paced science schedule?  Other families do that, too.  This falls under many different types of homeschooling, including relaxed homeschooling, hands-on learning, Charlotte Mason Education, and eclectic homeschooling, just to name a few.

The trick to teaching science during the early years is to consider the child.  If a child thrives on curriculum, enjoys using it, and learns a lot this way, it is obviously the correct choice.   But if the child is comfortable experiencing the world, reading, drawing, measuring, collecting or just talking about it, that method can work well, too.  If a family enjoys studying science daily during a particular time block, that’s fine too.  But if the parent prefers to identify or point out opportunities to understand scientific concepts throughout the day, no matter what is happening in and out of the home, that can work as well.

Some years ago, I heard a rather popular conference speaker discuss elementary science.  The talk was about the early stages of learning and the memorization of oodles of scientific facts and information leading to the eventual application of scientific topics as the children grew older.  As I listened, I imagined how my children and other children I knew would feel if they had been denied the experience of science when very young, but had been asked to learn science instead.  Over the years in talking with parents, I understood that other families felt the same, some even describing early science books as school-like and boring when their children far preferred to do scienceinstead.

Several years later, I attended the lecture of a teacher-turned-author of homeschool curriculum.  The teacher’s viewpoint of science (and history, by the way) was that it should be introduced early, but sparingly, and under very low pressure.  That lecture and further research, combined with my instincts and my experiences with homeschool science, helped to cement my thoughts about relaxed science during the early years.  And like many other things I learned along the way, I began to see homeschool science more clearly.

That being said, teaching science in a relaxed way is a personal preference and one that may not be appropriate for every student.  In our home, we followed a traditional science curriculum for some of our students, but not for the others.  Sometimes, depending on what was happening in our lives and what our goals were, we alternated between the two, hopping back and forth from science books to conducting our own experiments and creating things from kits and stuff we collected around the house and yard.  Ultimately, how to do science will depend on a family’s goals for science, the children, the available resources and of course, budget.  Some years, we had no documentation of science except for photos, because so little written work had actually been done.  Other years, we had textbooks and workbooks, notebooks full of written definitions, drawings and completed lab reports to fill our portfolios.

Just knowing that there are many ways to teach science may come as a relief to parents, particularly those that worry and stress about meeting science requirements each and every day (one reason I like to share our stories). It may also help to know that many families do not do science every day with young children, reserving science studies for summer or days off, or for when daddy is home to help, or for when the mood strikes and all of the materials seem to magically come together at the same time.

Learning about science takes time, something that kids have plenty of as they grow up in homeschooling.  Children grow quickly and formal studies come soon enough.  Parents who prefer to wait on buying traditional science books may have confidence in knowing that other homeschoolers have waited, too.  Choosing the most appropriate way to do science in your unique homeschool is always the best method of all.

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