When my kids were younger, a trip to the pumpkin patch, the costume store and the grocery store to pick out the favorite candy were always favorite pre-Halloween activities. Trying to keep “OrganWise” during this festive time of the year (with other holidays to follow) was challenging.
If your family is anything like mine, then it is constantly busy and on-the-go. With two full-time working parents, a 5-year-old, a 3-year-old and a third little one making an appearance in a few short weeks, quality time together is challenging. Between afterschool activities, homework (still nothing too extensive yet!), preparing lunches and getting everything ready to do it all again the next day, we are all pretty strapped for time. This is why it is so important to make time for that all-important family meal as often as possible. The time together becomes invaluable!
I recall opening up my Holly Hobby lunchbox in the school cafeteria and thinking, “Oh man, I really wanted bologna and cheese today instead of this!” So I told me mom that I’d really like to start making my own lunch – if that was okay with her! “What a GREAT idea!” she said without the slightest hesitation. Little did I know that I was letting us both off of the hook!
Being a full-time working mom, I find it challenging to keep up with the day-to-day tasks of running a household and being the wife and mom I want to be. As the summer is coming to a close and back to school is approaching, my family’s schedule is bound to grow even busier. So, between work, school and extra-curricular activities, I have found the only way to keep up is to maintain a structured routine when it comes to the daily grind. One of the most important things that I have implemented into this regiment is planning out all of our evening meals for the week ahead of time.
As I was thinking of back to school and how soon it seems to be quickly approaching, it lead me to think about all of the things that I still want to get done around my house before the craziness ensues! I remembered that I wrote this post last year and thought it would still be applicable to share again, with a few updates of course!