- I made sure I had a week's worth of uniforms for my kids (five shirts, five pants/skirts/jumpers, and lots of socks). I collected used uniforms from friends whose children outgrew them and had them altered to make this a budget-friendly choice. For my daughter who doesn’t wear a uniform, I have lots of matching outfits that are easy to grab and go. My intent is to do laundry during the week, but when it does not happen, I can make it through if I have to! I also visited a close out store and found spare pairs of tennis shoes under $10 for each kid. (I knew one lost shoe in the morning would throw everything off.)
- I spend about an hour each night getting everything ready to go. Lunches are packed, laptops get charged, and clothes (including my scrubs) are all laid out. I also take five minutes to review the school calendar and my personal calendar to make sure we are prepared for what is coming the next day.
- In the mornings I make sure all the lunches and gym clothes are actually IN the backpacks and everything is by the back door (hats, coats, and projects), so there is less risk of leaving them at home.
What are your best tips for keeping your family organized and staying sane as a mom?
Copyright 2018 Michele Faehnle
About the Author
Michele Faehnle is a wife, mother of 4 and a school nurse. In her free time she enjoys volunteering for the church and is the co-chair of the Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference. She is also the co-author of The Friendship Project, Divine Mercy For Moms, Our Friend Faustina and Pray Fully; Simple Steps to Becoming a Woman of Prayer. Read more of her work at InspireTheFaith.com.