Last updated on August 17th, 2019 at 03:41 am
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Perhaps your children are too tiny to help a lot around the home yet, and/or your husband works long hours and can’t offer your much time , but either way you have too much work and too little time to do it in.
This is when you have to get creative to find time in your day to get your work done
How to Creating Time When You Don’t Have Any
1. Do a kid swap with a friend who has children of similar ages.
Children love playing with friends, so even when its your turn chances are you will get more done.
2. Insist on a daily rest time even if your children no longer nap.
I did this with my own children for years. During their younger siblings naps it was quiet time. They had a mat in the family room set out with a small snack and a few toys and books. It was also the only hour of the day they watched TV.
3. Swap Subjects.
I know of two homeschooling moms who swap kids and subjects. One day the kids all learn Art and History at one home the next day they learn Science and Spanish at the other home. Which means each mom has one entire day free to get things done.
4. Grandma/Grandpa afternoons.
If grandparents live close by perhaps they would enjoy a regular time to spoil the kids while you get your work done.
This week, sit down with a paper and pen and brainstorm, I bet you can add a few of your own ideas.
5. Does your church offer a mom’s morning or date night program
Mom’s morning and date night programs are offered at some local churches free of charge. For instance my own church offered at date night program at one time and even though my husband worked during that time I was able to drop off my kids and get some of my own work done in that time slot instead.
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
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 (you are here)
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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