Take Care of Mom

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Want 30 minutes more every day?

File containerI heard Jennifer Drobonski of Drobinski Organizing speak at a recent MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meeting, and I thought, “She just GETS me.”  Things around here are complete chaos some days.  She explained in simple steps how we could make small changes around the house which result in big impacts in our daily lives.  I just could not get enough, so I asked her to share with me simple ways moms could gain back our biggest asset – time!  Saving 30 minutes a day is my challenge to her!  Think she can do it?

1. Jennifer, how can moms save 10 minutes a day in the kitchen?
One of the biggest waste of times in the kitchen is not knowing what you are going to have for dinner. Take a moment in your week to plan your meals. You will save time and money. You can do this by first taking note of all of the items your family will eat. Then look at your calendar and see where you are at during the week. You don’t want to cook a fancy meal when you have to leave your home quickly after work. Finally post your meals on the calendar and place them on the fridge or inside a pantry cabinet. Make sure to check your menu the night before in case you need to defrost something from the freezer.

2.  How can moms save 10 minutes a day in the laundry room? Continue reading

May 7, 2010 Posted by | Meals, Stewards of the Home | , , , | 1 Comment

MOPS rocks

MOPS logoAfter repeated invitations from friends, yesterday I attended my local MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meeting – and cannot wait to go back!  MOPS is an international group with over 3,900 local chapters which are supported through local churches.  There is no particular religious affiliation, but it is based on broadly accepted Christian beliefs.  Groups meet weekly or bi-weekly.  Each meeting the children, or MOPPETS (how cute!), are supervised by paid staff (usually church parishioners) and are guided through Sunday-school like lessons and free play.  Moms are treated to social time, a speaker or activity, and chapter agenda items.  Excited?  Find your local MOPS group.  From the meeting I came home refreshed, refueled and centered.  And my kids came home happy, tired and ready for naps.

May 5, 2010 Posted by | Kids, Spirituality | | Leave a comment