The free printables we talk about are found at the end of this post!
I had so much fun visiting with Brooke about a common problem we moms all face: loosing our minds during the summer! LOL!
I wrote an article for KSL.com about how to keep your sanity during the summertime. Here’s and excerpt:
“Motherhood is challenging me this summer break, and I’ve only added one more child back into the home all day. I thought things would be easier without carpool, tumbling, soccer practice and homework.
But every day I hit a wall that slams me right to the floor. Some days it knocks the wind right out and leaves me in tears. Summer break is doing me in. I vaguely remember last summer running a little more smoothly, but that may be due in part to the 2 p.m. nap time half of my children observed. This summer finds us sans naps (and has left me sans sanity).
I think I could handle the messes alone, but they are often accompanied by fighting, tattling, teasing, poking, pushing, whining and crying. I am going crazy here, people. It’s pull-my-hair-out, eyeball-bulging, white-flag-flying crazy.
It’s not like we haven’t had fun this summer. As a family we’ve been to Disneyland, Sea World, Universal Studios, the beach, the splash pad, the reservoir and even a Major League Baseball game.
These kids are having a rockin’ good summer break. But me, not so much. Every time I open my laptop to work I get interrupted. I wake up early to work, and so do they. I try and stay up late to work and they refuse bedtime too. The toilets are dirty, the floor is dirty, and I’m behind on work projects.”
4 things we can do to keep our sanity in the Summertime:
2. Ask for help
3. Implement systems
4. Choose my children
Use this FREE printable — a 6 Most Important List — to minimize your responsibilities and use a system to get more done! This printable is an excerpt from the Define Your Time™ time management course.