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
Can I just admit to you right now that making dinner is my BIGGEST nemesis? It’s honestly my least favorite thing to do. I would rather clean 50 bathrooms! Seriously. I don’t know if it’s just that that time of day is so crazy, or what, but it’s always been something I’ve tried to make easier and better.
It also needs to be done everyday, so planning my meals ahead of time is one of my biggest timesavers. How often you shop is totally a personal preference, and for me it’s weekly (with bulk shopping once a month). I make a weekly menu, then shop for those items also once a week.
I make sure to plan some really quick dinners for extra busy nights, but I don’t assign a meal to each day. I look at the calendar the night before, then decide what to make, and which meat I need to set out. I like the flexibility of being able to change things up depending on what comes up during the week, but I know exactly what meals I have and how long they take. And can I just say…my crockpot (affiliate link) is my best friend! (One of our favorite recipes…Easy Crockpot Salsa Chicken Tacos)
Planning ahead for meals on the go is also a huge help and timesaver. With sports and music and dance and all the other stuff that’s packed into our nights, sometimes meals have to happen on the road. Making or planning for meals I can grab quickly on my way out the door is a great way to help make those crazy afternoons and evenings less chaotic and crazy.