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I have a confession to make, when my children were infants and toddlers I often found time management series overwhelming.
Create a “To Do List”? I can barely get through the day let alone make time for “To Do’s”.
On one particularly discouraging day, in a middle of a pity party an idea came to me. I changed the “To Do” to an “I Did” and for the rest of the day I wrote down every little thing I did.
At the end of the day, I looked down at my list and I felt pretty good about myself. I was getting a lot done, it was just not things I would have ever thought to write down on a to do list.
One never thinks to write “change infants diapers” or ” wash toddlers sticky hands” or “nurse baby” on a to do list, yet all these things take up time, and all these things are important (in fact a lot of them are life giving).
So if you are reading this while nursing a child and watching your toddler take full advantage of your need to sit and nurse to tear apart the toy room, don’t despair what you are doing today is important.
Perhaps its not little ones that are overwhelming you, perhaps you are sick, or a loved one has recently passed away. I have been there too, and I used a “I Did It” list in these seasons as well.
Whatever the reason for your overwhelming season of life might be, remember the little day to day things that never make the “To Do List” are significant. It’s those little things you do as a mom each and every day that often matter the most.
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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
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 (you are here)
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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