Category Archives: Planning
The holidays are always full of hustle and bustle. There are parties to attend, cookies to bake, activities to go to and plenty of young voices singing Christmas carols at yearly concerts. In this time when we are supposed to be enjoying family and getting together, it always seems like the days are running away with us. Read the rest of this entry
The holiday season is here… and with it comes holiday stress. But, you can get ahead of the game this year with these three easy holiday habits. Read the rest of this entry
Holiday shopping season has begun! Halloween is over and all the stores are transitioning to Christmas. No matter what holiday you celebrate come December, a good deal is universal. And with the two biggest shopping days within sight, having a strategy is key to getting the deals you want. Read the rest of this entry
That’s right. We’re giving you permission to get rid of 5 things from today’s to-do list.
Ok, so you’re thinking, “What?! But I have at least 10 different things that need done yesterday. I can’t get rid of any of them!” Read the rest of this entry
Of course you are. But what can you do? Well, here are a few tips to help you dig yourself out of the rut and salvage your productivity. Read the rest of this entry
Well, there’s a difference between a typical to-do list and a to-do list that will actually help you get things done.
So what’s the big secret? Read the rest of this entry
Enough Time Moms consultant, Lisa McKenzie, recently caught up with MontrealMom.com founder, Tanya Toledano, at BlogHer in San Diego. In this video interview, Tanya shares her super organized tips not only for attending a conference, but also for planning ahead to reduce the stress of Mom being away from home.
Two of our favorite ideas, that every Mom can do ahead of time to minimize stress at home in her absence are:
- Create a list of emergency phone numbers to leave on the refrigerator, with Dad, the sitter and with grandparents. That list should include contact information for each child’s doctors, teachers, friend’s parents (Dad may need to ask for help in picking up kids from activities) and a list of regular weekly activities and appoints each child has.
- Print out a copy of Mom’s exact travel plans for the entire time she’ll be gone, including a detailed itinerary of her activities, meetings and events. This way family at home will know when she’s easiest to reach for minor questions and exactly where to find her in an emergency.
Do you have a favorite tip for preparing the family to survive your business trip away from home? Please share with the group here!
You know the feeling…confused, misplaced. Scrambling like a dog digging holes in the backyard trying to remember where you buried that bone. And, these “lost bones” aren’t just obscure objects, but everyday information as well. Read the rest of this entry
Not in my book! Date nights are much needed to keep your sanity (and your spouses). Whether a couple go out for a casual dinner, a night out dancing, or even just have a night at home (alone, ideally), it is a great chance to talk and catch up on home life and work life, without constant interruptions from the little ones. Read the rest of this entry
Some people celebrate a new year with the ball-drop inTimes Square. Others with the day the house is quiet at 10am because the kids are back in school. Many of us Moms have long given up on the idea of a new year and live by the quarter system. Read the rest of this entry