Organization

How to get a lot done in a short amount of time

How to get a lot done in a short amount of time

Most working moms have the same struggle- you have tons to accomplish, but you never have enough time. After a long day of work, you have to still cook dinner, clean the house, prep for the next day and somehow find time to bond with your family. Well here are some tips to help you get stuff done even though you don't have time.

How to Maintain A Clean, Organized Home

How to Maintain A Clean, Organized Home

Just about every working mom I know is always trying to figure out how to maintain a clean home. When you get home from work, there's nothing more annoying than stepping over toys, piles of unfolded laundry and looking at a filthy sink.

So I was talking to a friend of mine last week and she seemed to have a cleaning master plan down. Here are a few ideas to keep a clean, organized home even though you're a busy mama:

How To Create A Morning Routine in 5 Easy Steps

How To Create A Morning Routine in 5 Easy Steps

This week we have a guest post by Emily Swanda. She is a success and productivity coach for high achieving women.

For those of us with kids, our mornings can be the most stressful and difficult part of our day.  I am a firm believer that our mornings dictate how the rest of our day will go.  If you start out on a rocky road it probably means the rest of the day is a downhill slide to rock bottom.

Having young people to take care of makes it crucial to have a system in place so we don’t lose our minds before 8 a.m.  A few years ago I would go through my whole morning routine, get the kids ready for daycare and by the time I arrived at work at 7:45 a.m. I needed a break!  

It was only a few weeks of experiencing this stress and overwhelm did I create my ideal morning routine so I could truly enjoy the first few hours of my day and those precious moments with my kids before being at work all day.   

I have 2 sons, ages 10 and 8, and after lots of trial and error we have our morning routine down pat.  Keep in mind that I got serious about my morning routine when my oldest was 3 and my youngest was 6 months old.  The routine looks different now but the same key components are the same.

Here are the 5 tips I recommend you use to create your own morning routine.

Creating a nighttime routine

Creating a nighttime routine

Have you ever wondered how to get your mornings to be less chaotic? Imagine waking up and getting ready without the feeling of panic and rush. No screaming, no yelling and no heart palpitations! Well the key to a smoother morning is coming up with a stellar routine the night before. Although, let’s be real, when many moms get home from work-after cooking dinner, putting the kids to bed, and cleaning up- the last thing wewant to do is plan out the next day. But trust me; an extra 30 minutes of planning at night will save you a ton of stress in the mornings. Here’s how to create a night time routine: