In the last month, while speaking to moms all over the greater Houston area, I have learned many success tips for families. Here are a few shared by moms of young children.
Write a list of 5 things you do every morning and do them before 9 am. This includes empty the dishwasher, start a load of wash, quick vaccum or whatever else is most important to get the day going.
Create an evening routine for you and your kids that includes bathtime, laying out all clothes including shoes, backpacks packed and breakfast table set.
Sort your toys into bins and label the bins. Your kids will not play with the tea set if the saucer is missing! Keep toys together that are played with together.
Play with your child first, then get your tasks complete. Your kids will be happier and so will you if their needs are met, then you complete your other jobs.
Have your kids help with the laundry. Host the laundry party once a week, put on fun music, and get it all into baskets and back to their closets. Have a laundry basket in each child’s room to take the laundry to the washer and bring it back from the dryer.
Using a command center for papers makes all the difference. I have one place to look for paper this way.
Over and over I find that having a routine for my family makes the most difference. Writing it out on a paper helps me remember what our routine is.
What are your busy mom’s success tips?