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
I’m not just responsible for my schedule, I’m the coordinator of the whole family’s schedule! Weekly family planning sessions are a really great way to tackle everything that’s coming up for the week, and avoiding as many last minute issues as possible.
Going through everyone’s schedule, putting them on the calendar, making coordinating lists (i.e. birthday party presents to buy, special days at school, menu based on how busy days are), and making assignments between my husband and I for transportation–it’s all part of the planning. Sometime’s we’ll realize we need to call in reinforcements–perhaps I need to get a babysitter to cover a certain time frame, or work out a carpool situation.
For us, Sunday afternoons or evenings are the perfect time to do it. We’re usually all home, and it’s right before the start of a new week. It can be done anytime that works best for your family!
It’s also a good time to talk about other family issues–if there’s something that you want to speak with your children about, something that your family needs to work on (for us…chores, listening right away, etc.), and especially to tell them that they’re doing a great job! It’s coming together as a family and working together to make it run as smoothly as possible. Kids like having a voice too, and this can give them one.