As children get older, but not yet old enough to drive themselves moms begin to feel a bit like a taxi service.
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Some events you are going to want to just put all work away and watch others you are going to end up with a lot of sit around and wait until its done time.
If your spouse is at home watching the others, or the others are old enough to be at home alone this makes for an excellent small to large window of uninterrupted work time or rest time.
Here is a few ways I make use of my mom taxi wait time:
1. I grab my laptop, a small folding table and a folding chair and either type away under a shade tree, or in my SUV.
2. I bring a long a book a blanket and a pillow and make a nest within my SUV to destress.
3. I might hang out in the facility itself and watch my children practice soccer while I chat with the other parents and work on my locker hooking or knitting.
4. I bring a list of a few nearby errands I could complete in the time frame.
Now its your turn to brainstorm how you could best use your time as a mom taxi in waiting.
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Dig Into The Time Management Series Using The Links Below
Introduction: 31 Days Of Time Saving Tips For The Work-At-Home Mom
Day One: Perform a Time Audit
Day Two: Night Owl Or Morning Bird?
Day Three: Where are Your Largest Windows?
Day Four: Making the Most of Small Windows
Day Five: Daily To Do Lists
Day Six: Maximizing The To Do List
Day Seven: Say No
Day Eight: Eliminate Poor Yes Choices
Day Nine: Put Your Time Offenders On a Budget
Day Ten: Combine Joy
Day Eleven: Making Effective Use of Waiting Time
Day Twelve: Making Use of Travel Time
Day Thirteen: Making The Most of Mom Taxi in Waiting Time (you are here)
Day Fourteen: Take Time to Rest a Few Moments Each Day
Day Fifteen: Tag-Team
Day Sixteen: Involve the Kids
Day Seventeen: Mechanical Slaves
Day Eighteen: Outside Help
Day Nineteen: Timer Magic
Day Twenty: Take a Rest Day
Day Twenty One: Less Stuff, Less Mess, More Time
Day Twenty Two: Hold A Family Work Bee
Day Twenty Three: Keep Gatherings Simple
Day Twenty Four: Saving Time in The Kitchen
Day Twenty Five: The Self Cleaning Home
Day Twenty Six: Streamlining Your Homeschooling day
Day Twenty Seven: Create an I Did It List
Day Twenty Eight: Create a Simple Cleaning Routine
Day Twenty Nine: Create To Go Bags
Day Thirty: Making Minimum Standards
Day Thirty One: Treat Life Like a Marathon Not a Sprint
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