Cram in those last few things on your Summer Bucket List, and enjoy looking forward to a new school year together.
It’s time to buy school supplies. This year, five kids are in public school, and we have a boat load of pencils to buy. We were forced to get organized, so we made a School Supplies Worksheet. Get Organized With so many lists, we have to consolidate school supplies in order to make the trip
With all of the kids home for summer vacation, the number of cups around the kitchen have gotten out of hand. When you have to run the dishwasher twice a day, it's time to get crafty.
I took a few minutes and thought about what was most important (to me) to have the kids accomplish on a daily basis. Of course, chores was on the top of my list, but I also wanted the kids to read, do something healthy, help cook, etc.
My younger boys shower in my bathroom, where the towel racks are adult-sized. Naturally, the towels end up on the floor. Oh yes.... the floor, my kids can reach.
When my husband didn't pick up "my" mental and physical load, I felt like he was telling me that these tasks were beneath him. I didn't get a free night out; I only postponed the work I would have had to do anyway. As a "bonus", it's my fault because I didn't tell
In all honesty, if you want peaceful mornings (on most days), then you have to take responsibility for them. Any good coach will tell you that you can't expect greatness from your players if you don't do tough work yourself. This is what we do to survive mornings...
Keeping any surface in our house clean for any length of time is a challenge. It's like the newly cleaned counters and table tops scream: "Look! There's a space to put your junk here! Oh, the floor? Sure, throw some things on the floor, but put something sticky on me too!!"
While good dental hygiene is important to me, I mainly take the kids so someone else can shame them into brushing their teeth. I enjoy when my kids have to hear the same lecture I've given a million times from their snarky hygienist.
Achieving any goal means going in with the right game plan. So use the tips in this post to forge your strategy for single-parenting success. You'll appreciate the edge these ideas can give you, and for that matter, so will your kids.