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!
~ Tips & tools for keeping your kids and house in order during the summer months!
Tip 1: Set Your Priorities
What are your priorities this summer? I have had to do some re-evaluating in this category myself. My #1 priority this summer is the kids, which means that everything else comes second. I realize that I will not be able to accomplish all of the projects I would like to this summer; I am just not going to have the time to work as much as I would like.
Tip 2: Make a Plan for Mom
Write down all of your goals for the summer, all of the things that you would like to accomplish personally, financially, for the household, for work or projects and with the kids. Oh, and be reasonable:) It’s very easy to load up that list of things you would like to do, but be honest with yourself. What do you think you will actually be able to accomplish?
For example, if you work from home, it will be an adjustment to have some extra kids around during the day. Maybe you are accustomed to having 1 or 2 kids during the day, like me, and now you will have 2-6!
Keep it simple this summer and enjoy the kids because they won’t be kids forever!
There is a template for Mom’s Goals included in the Busy Mom’s Guide to Summer Survival.