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.
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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!!"
My friends and family thought with so many kids, I needed to relax. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to take a luxurious bubble bath.
It's time to buy school supplies! Here is my worksheet that I use to add up all of the pencils, etc. that we are responsible for each year:
Filling out school registration forms is monotonous, gives me writer's cramp, and is incredibly time consuming. I streamline the process with pre-printed shipping labels.
Now that smart phones store credit card/ reward card information, business contacts, as well as photos, I have extra slots in my wallet for my children's "Birth Stats".
Time flies, especially when you are arguing with the world's most determined litigator...
If you can't open it, you can't eat it... and other rules.