It’s that time of year again when work-at-home Moms are busy reorganizing their schedules. With the kids back to school and sports practices and games back in full swing, the hectic days begin. Learn how our guest blogger suggests to get organized to help balance your schedule this time of year.
It Takes a Back-To-School Village
This school year is different for my family because our commute to school has lengthen to 45 minutes until our new home is built. I know this is not the norm for most families, but multiple children, activities, and work schedules causes many of us to need a village to care for our children. And it’s key that everyone in your village has complete information.
If your child(ren) are driven to & from school, you’ll have to list everyone who is authorized to drop-off & pick-up on school forms. To be sure each person has what they need to do the transport, make a packet including arrival & dismissal instructions, car-loop signs, schedule information and maps to school & activities for each person, even if they are only needed on an emergency basis. Then, if you need to call on one of your “villagers” for help, they’ll have all the tools they need without a scramble.
This same system will work for you with daycare & after school activities, also. A little pre-planning can help you smoothly juggle schedules when sickness or a change in schedule happens.
About the Author: Robin Blinder is a professional organizer, wife of a traveling business owner, mother, and expert schedule juggler. She loves helping families with organizing challenges develop customized systems that work for their lifestyle.