Archive for the ‘Household Planner’ Category

Printable School Information Template for your Household Planner

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Download the School Information Template for 1 Child
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Download the School Information Template for 2 Children
Click the image to Download the School Information Template for 2 Children

After the emotional day of sending my baby off to the all day Pre-K at the big school, I knew I had to have a special place in my Household Planner for my kids’ teacher’s contact information. (Just in case I have to check in on my little man:) I also included a section for coaches and other instructors information that we may need throughout the year!

Now all of these important school related phone numbers are on one easy-to-locate page in my Household Planner.

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Summer Survival #4 ~ Getting it Together & Organized

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

So now you have the tips and the tools to maintain your sanity this summer and keep your kids and house in order, but what to do with them?

Now it’s time to get it all together and get it organized!

Some of your charts and lists can be kept in your Household Planner or in a folder or binder. Be sure to keep all of your originals in a safe place too, so you can use them again next summer!

Sample Display of Summer Survival Templates

Some of your charts and lists you will want to display in a place where the whole family can see and access them. (more…)

Summer Survival #3 ~ Keeping the House in Order

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

This always seems to be the biggest challenge for me during summer vacation…keeping the house in order. I don’t even mean it has to be clean, I mean keeping the toys off the floor, keeping the shoes on the shoe shelf, keeping dishes in the kitchen and keeping toys, shoes and dishes out of the bathroom! If you have children, you know what I mean :)

It’s impossible to follow them around all day long getting after them to pick up after themselves, plus that just makes mom extra irritated and stressed!

In order for your house to maintain some order this summer, you have got to have a game plan that you can stick to. (more…)

Summer Survival #2 ~ Keeping the Kids in Order

Monday, May 25th, 2009
Click Here to Download the FREE Things To Do This Summer Template

Download the FREE Things To Do This Summer Template

One thing that seems to happen at our house when the school aged kids are home for the summer is that they get bored and restless. They are used to having a structured day at school and then summer vacation comes and they break free from that structure, but they truly don’t know what to do with themselves! The kids still need that structure, maybe not as rigid, but they do need some type of daily and weekly schedule to follow. Keeping them busy is key! (more…)

Summer Survival #1 ~ Tips for Maintaining Mom’s Sanity

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

This year, I think one of the most important things that will make a difference is the fact that I am thinking about and starting to plan for summer vacation, I will be ready for it! Usually it sneaks up on me, I am caught off guard and do not have a plan; and that, I have found, is a recipe for disaster.

I have come up with a packet of tips and tools that I plan to use this summer and that I think other busy mom’s will appreciate also!



The Busy Mom's Guide to Summer Survival

The Busy Mom’s Guide to Summer Survival

~ Tips & tools for keeping your kids and house in order during the summer months! (more…)