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
Establishing a routine at the most important and busiest parts of the day helps me and my kids. For us, mornings before school, right after school, and at bedtime are the key hours where chaos has the most tendency to happen. When we have a regular routine and stick to it as best we can, then everyone knows what needs to happen, and we avoid some of the craziness.
Since I’m home during the day, I have my own routine that helps me stay on top of things. Cleaning (my cleaning method), getting dinner started, laundry, to-do items, errands–all of those things I fit in around my work, which I also do from home. Does this mean I’ve never flexible or spontaneous? Of course not! But a general routine is definitely a major player when it comes to organizing my day.