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
Who else thinks right after school is the craziest part of the day? All of my kids come in the door, so excited to tell me about their day. They also hand me 25 papers about 25 different things happening at school that week, and they’re all talking about them all at the same time.
To keep the chaos at bay, to keep on top of all the papers coming through my door each day, and to make sure each child feels they get my attention, I implemented a strategy that has really helped. Every day after school, each child gets five minutes with me, one-on-one. We go through their backpack, they can give me any papers I need to see (I file them right then), sign anything that needs to be signed, and see what homework they have. I also get to hear about their day, and they give me the highlights and lowlights. I’m able to connect with each child, keep up on my calendaring (I can write things down right away), I can stay on top of what’s happening at school, and keep paper clutter at a minimum. It’s the best five minutes ever!