This week’s best time saving tips for busy moms covers stretching your food dollars, bulk cooking for a busy family, tips on dealing with distractions, and more:
Truth be told, eating out is addicting. You get to sit there in a pretty room and mull over a menu, deciding which of the carefully crafted dishes someone else is going to prepare for you. The best part of going to a restaurant is that there are no dishes to clean. Still, when you get the bill, it’s hard not to feel wasteful. The good news is that there are ways to cut back and stretch your food dollar further.
Bulk cooking is preparing many meals at once. In my case, I cook in bulk one week at a time. Cooking in bulk once or twice a month, on the weekend was her way of saving time. She’d either refrigerate or freeze the meals, and simply pop the dinners in the oven or microwave. I have learned a few things about cooking in bulk over the years…
… some of the distractions that a busy…mom often faces…whether you have an office with a door that closes or work out of your dining room, chances are you are often, distracted either by others or by yourself.
However, today, I’d like to delve into greater detail and share some time management tips for dealing with distractions without losing your sanity
Modern mothers are a lesson in time management. Somehow, they manage to feed and clothe their children, keep up on all the current parenting trends, monitor the recall website, volunteer in their children’s classrooms, read a bazillion books before pre-school, make awesome crafty projects that inspire intense jealousy in those around them, and the list goes on and on. And plenty of us do all this while holding down a full-time job.
Moms love to multitask! Yes, we sure do!!
It can be the only way we get through our big ‘to-do’ list everyday, but who is really paying for all this hurrying and scurrying around? Our family often can feel less than important if we tend to to do much, and you have to ask yourself – what is really more important?
We talk a lot about honing the perfect to do list… sometimes, a second to do list—with those little things you can get done in between tasks—is a great way to get things done.
I had never made a “formal” 10 minute list, but always ended up making one on a scratch piece of paper, or as a note in Simplenote—just because I wanted to keep it separate from my real to-do list. After formalizing it and making a separate to-do list next to my main one, it’s been a big help in keeping these little tasks under control.
In this post we’ll talk about the essentials for a housekeeping routine so that you can keep your house clean without spending too much time on it. At the end of this post I’ll give you the routine I rely on the most and a template you can use to plan your own personal routine.
How do you keep it all together? Share your tips in the comments.
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Posted by: Raki Wright