The dishes need done, the
laundry is piling up, diapers need changing, children need feed, and
it's up to you to get it all done. How will you ever get everything
done and keep you sanity? Here are a few tips to help you relax a
Make yourself a
schedule for the day. Write times down and fill it in. Make sure
you give a little extra time for each activity, as things tend
to take more time than planned. Also, make sure it is flexible.
Don't get stressed because nap time isn't exactly when you have
it written down for. Go to the next activity even though it is
not suppose to be done for another hour, then try again for nap
Double up on your
work. While you are waiting for the laundry to be one, pick up
the house. While the dish water is running, get all the dishes
rounded up and into the sink (if not there already). While
supper is cooking, start on a few dishes.
Get the kids
involved in the house work. Toddlers especially love to help
you. Encouraging them to help you pick up their toys before
lunch/supper will not only get your house clean faster, you are
teaching your children good habits and spending time with them
all at the same time.
Don't worry if
something doesn't get done that day. Just put it on the list for
tomorrow and forget about it. As said before, worrying about it
only makes matters worse and you end up getting less done.
After the children
are in bed, make sure you have at least a half hour to yourself
to relax. You will get much more done in a day if you are
well-rested and stress free.
These are just a few ideas
on how to manage your time. There are lots of other things that you
can do, too. Find what works best for you and your children, and you
will have a much happier home.
Kara Kelso is the
owner of "Mom's Market" Ezine and is dedicated to helping
moms get started in business. If you are a mom with a product to sell,
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