Let's face it. Moms are BUSY. So, so busy. Between kids' homework, sports, music & other activities, taking care of the home, church responsibilities and perhaps working on top of it, there is just so much to juggle and keep track of. And that's only the basics! Boy, do I get it. In order to keep myself on track, and make the days a little easier and less hectic, I've implemented 11 different things into my day that while simple, make a HUGE difference, and help me organize for success!
I won't say they'll make things perfect, because life is life, and things happen. But they give me a leg up, and a fighting chance to do the things I need to do, and the things I want to do! I've discovered that keeping my life organized gives me so many more options, and just makes our home run so much more smoothly.
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11 Tips for Busy Moms
Calendaring is also key to my success! I keep three different calendars, and while that sounds like a lot, they all serve different purposes while working together.
Calendar 1: I have a large monthly calendar (affiliate link) that holds our entire family’s schedule for the month. My husband adds any business trips he’s going on, plus the dates of any appointments or activities he has that fall before or after his work day and on the weekend. I add all of the kids’ activities, important school dates, appointments, etc. It’s in a place where everyone can see it, and it’s pretty much the brain of our family!
Calendar 2: Right next to the back door is a large weekly calendar that shows just what’s going on for the week. (It’s actually made from an old window with six panes, and I use a Sharpie marker to write on it!) I love it, and because I can fit so much on it, I also add my menu for each day, my workouts, and pretty much everything!
Calendar 3: The last calendar is my personal planner, (affiliate link) and my own brain! This is where I keep all my lists, personal calendaring, and anything else I want or need to keep track of.
This is my system, and I love it, but the details aren’t as important as finding something that works for YOU and your family is. Experiment until you find what you love…it’s worth it!