*Just* in case you missed it somehow–I’m a little bit of a bookworm, Ok, ok–a BIG bookworm! I recently just gave my friend two huge loads of books and magazines because with the move we have to keep our weight down and I figured our […]
Month: September 2012
As a busy work from home mom I really couldn’t make due without our daily schedules and routines! Having the kids go to bed at a specific (early) time each day, and having Tyler nap at the same time each day means that I have built in and consistent times when I can do my work every day.
This year I’ve taken it a step further and broken it down into day by day plans for each week day. Though these moment by moment plans have been chucked out the window when life gets crazy they’ve been perfect for the normal weeks in our life.
You don’t have to be a work from home mom to benefit from a structured schedule and routine, however.
According to the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning,
I’ve found that this applies in and out of the classroom-and for everyone from infants to preschoolers! With our many moves and crazy lifes keeping the same day to day routines where ever we are helps to keep a little bit of comfort and normalcy in my kids worlds!
Planners and calendars help keep schedules and routines on track. This isn’t the first time I’ve gushed over their merits or talked about how much I enjoy physically checking off my to do list–and it probably won’t be the last either! They really are my brain and I couldn’t live without them!
Personally I like to have a big wall calendar somewhere that can hold all the families activities and that Bob can feel free to add to–like the House of Doolittle Two-Color Monthly Desk Pad Calendar w/ Large Notes Section.
For my own daily use I love to have a planner that contains both a monthly page and then daily pages-that way I can write down important daily events and see what’s going on that month at a glance, then put my to-do lists down and cross them off each day. The House of Doolittle Wirebound Weekly/ Monthly Planner hits all my must-haves and I’m excited to use it in 2013!
Do you use schedules and routines in your family? Why or why not?
I was provided with the planners by Shoplet your stop for Office Supplies and more! All opinions, tips, and mad good planner pics are my own.
When most people think of the Gulf of Mexico they think of Florida, which is a great vacation destination; however there is also the Mississippi Gulf Coast to consider for great Gulf coast vacations. The Mississippi Gulf Coast sits in between Mobile, Alabama and New […]
Mom Tip: Use your kiddos bathtime to your advantage! While they’re splashing away use the time to clean up the rest of the bathroom, and once they’re out and in jammies give the tub a quick squirt and rub down-it will keep your bathroom shining and you’ll barely notice the effort!
Having a little fun and pretending to be a Soft Scrub Model when I was dolled up to go pick up hubby from a month long trip away 😉 bet you never knew household cleaning supplies could be this cute, right? (just teasing!)
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It’s no secret that I love the subscription boxes that are all the rage now! I’ve always loved samples of anything and the idea of getting samples of a specific type that you’re interested in is brilliant! The Little Cleaning Box is a totally green, […]
For those of you who have been around awhile you know that I did a giveaway of AHCC a little over a year ago. Since then I’ve been able to use the product for myself–so I wanted to give an update on what I thought since we’re heading into that back to school and back to germs and colds and coughs season!
First off let me say that when it comes to “all natural” supplements usually I’m a little skeptical, and this was no different. I’ve heard good things from different people about immune supplments, however, so figured that I would give this a try. I normally get a few small colds, and one really, really nasty cold right around Christmas each year. I started taking this right after we got back to Boston last fall (in November) since my immune system got knocked out from being so sick in the spring and had never really recover. All I can say is wow! I didn’t have a single cold or flu bug the entire season even though the kids and Bob all did. Once I’d used up the bottle and went a few weeks, I caught my first bug of the year-but it was a very mild one.
Through my own experience I’m now a believer, I haven’t taken it as much over the summer but plan on starting up again this fall!
Don’t just take my word for it–there are five 5 Star reviews on Amazon that you can go read for yourself.
Here is some additional information that I included with my original post as well:
Whether you’re having play dates or the kids are back to school, you’re constantly exposed to viruses. While you make sure the kids eat well, take their vitamins and get plenty of sleep so their little immune systems are strong for the cold/flu season, what are you doing to ready your own body? Well, Kinoko AHCC, a natural immune booster derived from Japanese medicinal mushrooms, is a great addition to your cold/flu season arsenal.