SO, it’s here. School has started. Time for routine, time for a new schedule, time to get.this.train.moving.
Every year, I make a different printable to motivate my houseful of—ummm—eager helpers.
This year, I’ve switched things up a bit by including three smaller sections on my printable planner. I’ve also added a space for you to assign laundry to different people on different days. As our kids get older, I’ve given them their own days to do their own laundry. If your kids are little, it might be a place for you to assign a room or something like “bedding” on a particular day. Do what works for you. Be creative! Stress down.
Also, while the menu thing is a big deal—try not to overcomplicate it. There’s a line there… just one—because that’s all you need to write the word “spaghetti” or “chili” or “cereal.” Here’s the thing: just knowing that you’ve got what you need in the fridge and have a plan in place will save you tons of time and emotional energy.
Hey. The life you save might be your own! Honestly! When I I have a meal plan, my life is a whole lot less stress-filled. I use my crockpot religiously, too. 🙂 Just in case you’re wondering.
You can do this, busy moms! Feel the rush of routine. And then, buckle up! We’re off to a new school year!
In case you missed it, here’s my complete menu printable from last year, too!
BONUS: THE BUSY MOM’S CHORE CHART!
Yep. I’m “that mom.”