(not my photo because it got deleted..sorry :/.. anyway, enjoy reading!
Today is Monday Blog day and I will try my best to have a
post written every Monday. This week I will show you my schedule. We have a whiteboard that I purchased at
wal-mart and I put it on the wall closest to the door and facing the kitchen
entrance. I like the board to be front
and center so no one has any excuses ha-ha.
It does not have to be a whiteboard that you put up but maybe you can
tape a paper with the week’s schedule on it.
My sister and I both have whiteboards and it helps keep the family
connected. If kids have a schedule and
they know what to expect, anxiety levels can come way down. Having a calendar
posted is also a great idea. If your
children are old enough to read and write they can write a message to you so,
you can get to it when you can. There are
so many different types of moms out there from stay-at-home moms to working
moms with crazy schedules. If your kids know, what to expect it will provide
them with stability no matter what your schedule and you may notice a calming
effect happen. This is also providing
them with great tools they can use in the future with time management,
especially when they go off to college. I
will list examples below on how we use our whiteboard at home and I welcome
ideas and comments. My goal is to create
a community of co-mommies where we work together to share tips and advice and
provide our children with the best upbringing possible. P.S. Whiteboard markers from the dollar store
work great and you can get a whiteboard eraser or just use an old sock that doesn’t
have a pair. ;)
Using the whiteboard!!
This will prevent your honey from feeling as if you are
always nagging him. Make a list of
things that need to be done and have him put a check mark next to the items
done or better yet ERASE IT!
-Mom needs to sign it!
My son just puts up all of his papers that I need to sign on
the whiteboard with a magnet and I usually get to it when everyone has gone to
bed. I quickly sign everything and put
it back up. His job is to take them
signed and ready to go in the morning and put them in his backpack.
Don’t you just love when you go to pour a bowl of cereal and
there is no milk! Well writing on the
board with different colors makes it fun for everyone so if there is something
missing they usually write it on the board.
-MY FAVORITE! SCHOOL
Yes, I am a mom, I attend college, and I cannot wait to be
done! As many college students can
probably tell you, it feels like everyone is living their lives and you’re
stuck in this time warp where you write papers and don’t go out and feel like
your outfits took a permanent vacation stuck in the year you graduated high
school. It is so incredibly hard but if
my son sees, I have a countdown he knows that I will be done soon and he feels
-Leave notes for your honey or kids to remind them you love