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
We are big believers in every family member being involved in maintaining our home. We all live here, we all make messes, and we’re all responsible for ourselves plus contribute to the overall care of the house. I am just one person, and I couldn’t and shouldn’t do it alone. Our household runs SO much more smoothly when we’re all pitching in!
At our house, kids are responsible for making their beds each morning, keeping their room clean, picking up after themselves, and a few additional chores like dishes, trash, laundry, bathrooms, and more, depending on age. You can find my post on Why My Kids Have Chores, plus an age-appropriate chores guideline HERE.
They also get to help with dinner once a week, which they actually love. They run down to the basement and get ingredients I need from our storage, help with the stirring and cooking, plus they’re in charge of setting the table and calling everyone to dinner (which they get super excited about). It’s a huge help to me, and it also gives me some extra one-on-one time with each child. Yes, I usually have other kids up at the counter doing their homework, and someone at the piano or on the violin practicing, but it really does add to the overall running of the home. Plus, they’re learning new skills. It’s a win-win!