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
This one is SO important for me! There’s is such a huge difference in how my day goes when I prepare the night before…and when I don’t. My goal is to eliminate as many things as possible from my morning lineup. It’s totally worth the time it takes to do it, even if I’m tired.
What do I do?
-Lay out clothes for everyone (or if they’re old enough, have them do it)
-Pack all bags/diaper bags with any necessary items
-Make sure kids backpacks are ready to go (they are responsible for this)
-Make lunches, except sandwiches–we do those in the morning
-Set out shoes by the door, and if it’s winter, boots, gloves, and hats
I also set my alarm for 15 minutes earlier than I have to be up. It’s time for my head to wrap around the fact that it’s morning, and to just be mentally prepared for the day. Sometimes I do hit the snooze button, because I feel those 15 minutes are best used for sleep, but I do notice a difference when I don’t have to hurriedly jump about of bed and get going.