Posted in Holidays, Stay-at-Home Moms, Time Management

Getting things done

Anonymous

Hi everyone!! I just need to vent real quick. I have a 9 year old and 16 month old. My 16 month old just started walking and it seems that now I can’t leave him alone with out him getting into anything. I’m a stay at home mom but between my son getting into things more, my daughters activities, my son not wanted to stay on his nap schedule, and me just getting over being sick I just can’t seem to get things done around the house and for Christmas. My daughters last day of school is tomorrow and this weekend we have to help my mother in law move so I am running out of time before Christmas. How do y’all get things done with with a hectic schedule and a new walker? I know I’m not the only one so hopefully this helps other too. Thanks for the help.

  • Bailey
    Dec 20, 2018

    I totally thought this was stupid when I saw someone post it bu,t I set a schedule each week for what I’m going to do each day. I thought it would never work and It would be a constant loop of never ending chores and tasks but, it has worked out pretty nicely. I write down 3-5 things to get done each day. If I get them all done and still feel like I can do more then I do some for the next day. If not I just do whatever I can on each day.

  • Anonymous
    Dec 20, 2018

    @Bailey That’s a good idea. I write I weekly list, that my family makes fun of, but I seem to never get everything done. Maybe a daily list would be better instead. Thanks!!

  • Jennifer
    Dec 20, 2018

    I agree with a schedule. Never do more than you can handle for that day. My daily schedule usually consists of basics; pick up, dishes, sweep (vacuum if you have carpet we don’t) and usually 1-2 loads of laundry. And I have one room a day I deep clean. So while the entire house gets cleaned I’m not stressing over if it doesn’t get deep cleaned every day. As to the kids kids getting into things use a baby gate to block off an area they can play with toys. This I don’t do my 3 year old usually follows me around while I clean playing with her toys, and those get picked up at the end of the day after all kids go to bed