Thank you for following my weekly planning series. Now that we've chosen a planner or calendar system it's time to fill it in! Here's how I fill in mine.
As parents...especially moms we have so much on our plates, that time becomes a precious commodity. There is never enough of it go around. I know that I hear myself saying, “give me a minute” about 100 times a day. And unfortunately what I really mean is “I hope you’ll forget what you wanted to tell me so that I could finish what I’m doing and move on to my next task”. I know...mom of the year right here!
Happy 4th of July!
Chore charts have been an on-going struggle in our household for quite a number of years. My husband and I grew up on completely different ends of the spectrum when it came to household chores and what the children were responsible for. I never had to do any chores...like ever! My husband did. We decided we did want our kids to have some responsibility when it came to our family and our home but I have to say that we’ve never been successful and finding a system that works.
I love makeup!!! My addiction to makeup is almost as big as my addiction to planners and calendars, each feeding a totally different aspect of my life. But I need them both in my life nonetheless! As a mom of three, trying to keep up with them and run a business, has made makeup kinda fall off the list of priorities, but I do think it’s really important! These are the five products I can’t live without! Makeup makes me feel human, like a woman rather than “just a mom”. Not that there is anything wrong with being “just a mom”, but why? When you can be “A mom that feels good about the way she looks!!!”
Whether you run a business from home...or your home is your business everyday can seem a monotonous. You may think you're alone in this...I promise that most moms lives are not as exciting as they make them seem in the movies. And to prove this here is my day in 10 photos!
Let’s face it...moms are busy! In most cases we are responsible for keeping track for where everyone is supposed to be at any given time of the day, week or month. If you are also working a full-time 9-5 or work from home, it means that you have very limited time to get things organized and ready for execution! Chances are that if you’re reading this it’s because you either have no plan or you think that your plan could use some improvement, and I’d love to help you with that.
I can’t believe that summer break is almost upon us! Last year I spent most of May preparing, researching, planning, printing, and organizing for summer vacation. I had a new baby to plan around so I needed to ensure that the biggies had activities planned all day so that the baby’s schedule wouldn’t be too interrupted. This year I have three very active children all wanting to go in different directions, and unfortunately (as you can tell my my opening line) May was gone in the blink of an eye! So this last week I quickly got to planning summer activities. Luckily I have a lot of the tools that I used last year for planning and thanks to Pinterest most of my research was saved, so that made it easy peasy!
About a year ago in one of the facebook groups I follow there was a mom asking for organizational help. As moms we usually have too many things to do in a very limited amount of time, with little hands pulling us; most of the times in different directions. I decided to help out this fellow mom because even in the midst of my chaos nothing makes me happier than planning.