Saturday, April 28, 2012

Homework Methods and Homework Station

Hey Flykids!
Yeah - homework isnt fun but the faster you get it over with, the faster you can put it back in your backpack and forget about it. I have a couple of tricks for doing homework.

1.  You can try doing 1 subject of homework and then take a 10-15 minute break and repeat. Be sure to set a timer while taking your breaks so you dont get sidetracked!

2. You can do 15 minutes of homework 5-10 minute breaks until it is finished. (Again make sure you set a timer! (Idea from

3.  If you can concentrate how about asking your parents if you can get a desk to put in your room and close your door or you can make  this :

How to make it :

                                     Happy Homeworking! (You right now : Happy? Yeah right! Shes crazy.. :P)
                                                                          Flykid Jess

Friday, April 27, 2012

DIN Principle

Hey Flykids!
Your probably wondering what the DIN Principle is! DIN stands for DO IT NOW. The principle part, well, doesn't have much meaning here. When can you use the DIN Principle? ALL THE TIME!

1.When you come in the door instead of dropping your schoolbag or whatever you have in your hands by the front door - just put it right where it belongs. (Doesn't have a spot? That is where de-cluttering comes in.. I will write my next post on de-cluttering!) This keeps it tidy and then your parents don't have to yell at you to put it away or ask you over and over again while you are playing video games or doing something you like to do.

2. When you get home from school do your homework now. ( I have a few secrets for that.. And if you are home-schooled, like I am , I have tricks for getting schoolwork done (I will post about it very soon! :D)

3. When your parents ask you to do something DIN. This may seem like a bother but the quicker you get it done the faster you will be able to get to play! (whether that means video games etc...)

4. When you get up in the morning do your MR right away! Same with your BBR :D

5. When you play with something or get something out - put it away right away when you are done with it.

6. When you change clothing - if that pair of clothing is dirty - put it in the hamper.

          These are just a few ideas! I am sure you can come up with many more example!
                                         Have Fun!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Control Journal Day 10

Today is the last day for the steps! Of course you will have to remake your routines as seasons change and maybe this summer that routine will involve going out side! ( Make sure you have parents permission to go outside) Maybe you can add a wishlist to you control journal or a summer wish list ( Family movie night, picnic, sleep in tents, have a sleep over...etc)

            Have fun!!
I am sooo proud of you for making your control journal and doing your routines!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Control Journal Day 9

Hey all!
I have a couple of things I am going to show you today but it is your choice to put this in your CJ or not.

I added a Bedroom detailed cleaning (Based on Flyladys Childrens bedroom detailed cleaner)  (I would probably do about 3 a week through out the month)

And I added a weekly room blessing that I (try to) do on Mondays.

Have fun!!
 Flykid Jess

Friday, April 20, 2012

Control Journal Day 8

Today do alllll of your routines!!

I got your back

 clean youwantsome12 14
                           " Bring it on bro!"

cleanfunny dog

funny cat11 30

funnysign11 30

                                                 I AM SOOOO PROUD OF YOU!!!
                                                                    Have Fun!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Control Journal Day 7

           Hey Everyone!
 Now it is time to make your after school routine or when you get time routine. This is what flylady had as an example after school routine:

Afternoon School Routine
1. When you get home from school. Change your clothes. Put any gym
clothes in the hamper or even the washer to get them ready for next class or
2. Get a healthy snack, some water and sit down to do your homework.
3. Get out your timer. Set it for 15 minutes.
4. Work on your school work for these 15 minutes. Stay focused for the
whole time and you will get to take a break for 15 minutes and play a game
or listen music.
5. When the timer goes off you get to take a break. Set the timer again and
when it goes off, jump back into your homework. Keep doing this till your
homework is finished.
6. Check your calendar for any projects due that you need to work on. Do
not wait till the last minute to get started. Doing a little every day will make
it much easier on you. We call this the project mode.
7. Are there any household jobs that are your responsibility? Use your timer
to get these done too. They will not take very long to do them. Get them
done and you won’t get those looks from your parents. Put your gym clothes
in the dryer and the put them back in your back pack.
8. Put a smile on your face and give your mom a hug. Ask if there is
anything you can do to help with dinner. You will get a chance to see her
faint. It is always fun to keep our parents on their toes.
9. I am so proud of you for following your routines and helping yourself get
your homework and household chores done without having to be told.

    This is my when I get a chance routine:
Mine is basically a when you get bored list ( Except for the clean the cat

                                           Have Fun!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

How is it going?

So how are your routines going? Comment below to let me know! (Even if you arent a kid, I would love to hear what your routines are and how they are workign for you!)

                         Cant wait to hear from you!
                                Jess :D

Control Journal Making Day 5!

Do you MR AND your BBR! You can do it!!

       I am super proud of you!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Control Journal Day 4

Hey Flykids!
Excited? Well I told you today would be a little more exciting... So here it is - You get to make your MR now... Okay not really exciting but isnt it better then just being told.. " Do your BBR."?  And I have some cute/funny pictures for you today!

My MR:

Have Funnn!!
    Jess :D

Control Journal Day 3

Do your BBR Routine!! (Hint: Tomorrow is more fun...)
        Make it fun - it will get done!

Control Journal Making Day 2

Today do your BBR! (For about 2 days after you make a routine I will tell you to just do your routine, no making any more routines :) )

       Have Fun!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Control Journal DAY 1

 Hey Flykids!
Here is step 1 to making your Control Journal (Of course you can always use Flylady's free one but for those of you who want to do it on your own ... well here are the steps.)

Heres Step One:
Make your BBR (Before Bed Routine) and do it tonight and the next night and the next night etc..
Here is my BBR!
It Consists of :

1) 5 minute room rescue (Pick up your toys and put away for 5 min)
2) Clothes out for tomorrow
3) Pajamas on / Shower
4) Dessert/Snack
5) Brush Teeth
6) Devotions in Bed

You should have a binder to put your BBR routine in (3 hole punch it and put it in the binder)
OPTIONAL : Ask your parents for a Sheet Protector to put your routine in and then put it in your binder.

Have Fun!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Helpful Links

Hey Flykids!
I thought I would make a post with helpful links to help you through your flykid journey (That's really what it is!)

Online Timers -
Regular Timer:
BOMB Timer (because it must be fun to get it done!) :
SAND Timer:
Lots of fun timers :

Student CJ :

Chore Chart makers:

Game we play in this flylady chat room* :
Card game : 
Cards to play game:

Giving Your Children Wings Facebook:

Giving your Children Wings Flylady Website:
 Have Fun!

* When  you get into the chatroom - make sure you have parent permission and you put your age next to your name. When I get in I put my name like this Jess(13)


Hey flykids!
Just a quick note that I am not payed to write this stuff and the ideas are from If you are new to flylady (she is awesome by the way!) she has a website: but she doesnt have alot for kids so I will write this blog for some more things for you flykids to use.

Some Acronyms: (A.K.A the shorter version of a word)
DB = Dear Brother
DS = Dear Sister (or dear son)
BBR = Before Bed Routine (I will make a post on this)
MR = Morning Routine
DM = Dear Mom
DD = Dear Dad (or dear daughter)
CJ = Control Journal
LOL = Laugh out loud
JK = Just kidding
AKA = Also Known As

Wait! I didnt introduce myself! I am Jess! I am 13 years old and I am homeschooled/cyber school. Meaning I do my school work online. I am in 8th grade in all my subjects but Math. ( I am in advanced math.) I play the piano and plan on learning to play violin this summer. I have a unicyle (cool, huh?) except I cant ride it yet... LOL

                 I cant wait to share my CJ and routines. If you have any ideas on what you would like to see on my blog email me or leave a comment on this post!