For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned.
I’ve tried everything in terms of planning- a fancy Erin Condren paper planner, blank calendar pages and countless apps. However, I often find myself waning from the routine of entering my plans into the aforementioned systems. I do well for about a week and a half, and then just fade off. I don’t know why I struggle so much with this. I want so badly to be that Mom and Wife. You know, the one who has the days arranged and structured and house is always clean and has her shit together. Let’s see if Planning- Accountability Style works better. Here we go- Week One!
Meal Plan– I always say I’m going to meal plan, and then find myself staring blankly into the fridge or frantically scrambling around Pinterest for some inspiration. Today I sat down and made this list and (BONUS!!) I know I actually have the ingredients for these meals. I may switch up the order that I make them in, but for now it’s looking like this is what we’re having for dinners this week.
- Monday – Hamburgers and Fries
- Tuesday – Tacos, duh, rice and beans
- Wednesday – Chicken Parmesan with spaghetti
- Thursday – Sausage and Potatoes with corn
- Friday – Hamburger Steaks with mashed potatoes and green beans
- Saturday – Orange Chicken with rice and broccoli
Homeschool– Disclaimer-This is not all of the work that we do, or all of the movies and documentaries we will be watching. My kids have a complete curriculum they have to complete in addition to what is listed below! More to come about that soon!
- Read Aloud Book of the Week– Matilda
- Movie– Matilda
- Documentary- National Geographic – By the Numbers Playlist
- Cooking Lesson– Tasty Recipe Apple Slab Pie
- Art Lesson– Andrew – Art Sherpa- How to Paint a Minecraft Creeper
- Art Lesson– Madisyn – Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino
- Outings– Pool, Library
- Exercise– Daily Walk, Swimming, and Harry Potter Yoga
Personal Projects- I, like almost every other Mom I know, tend to make my family the main priority in my life. I often forget to take the time to indulge in the things that I like to do, even if it’s only half an hour or so at a time. I am working on being more selfish in this way, because I think it’s important to take time for yourself to do what you enjoy. I want my kids to do this, and I have to lead by example. My main hobbies are reading, painting and amateur gardening, so here’s what I’m going to try to get done for myself this week.
- Reading– Outlander, Texas Fruit & Vegetable Gardening, & Paint Landscapes in Acrylic
- Gardening– Transfer plants into bigger containers, weed garden, transplant rose bush
- Painting- Glass Slippers- Art Sherpa, Stained Glass – Art Sherpa, & Red Riding Hood – Art Sherpa
I am hoping to follow up this blog with an update for you (and for myself) as to how the plans went for the week! Let’s hope this works!