Motivated Moms. Yep, I bit the bullet, spent my 8 bucks and bought myself a chore list. Of all the “keep your house clean” (or in my case, not a disaster) this is the only one that’s ever come close to helping me. It’s not perfect, I’m never going to wash the siding, but it gives me a set list of tasks each day, as well as a couple of extras, in a handy check list. I don’t have to think through what I need to do, I just have to look at the list and see what’s left. Brain power is at a premium and the less I have to devote to stuff like this the better. You can find her stuff here: http://www.motivatedmoms.com/ She has full size and half size, by the day or by the week, with or without bible verses even, if that’s your thing. There is also an app. Like I said, it’s not perfect, but it works pretty well. Right now she also has a July-July calendar out, so you can still get a full year.
I don’t get paid for any of that, btw, just like it and find it useful so I’m passing it on.
We are also coming on the return of school time. Which is funny because we never really stopped, but we have a more formal feel in the fall and winter. Sort of. But now I’m thinking about things I’m going to add in, things I’m going to take out, how to incorporate the things I’m learning now. So it sort of feels like back to school. More for me than anyone else. Plus I love school supplies, so there’s that.
I’d you’ve been reading my blog for any amount of time, you know my love of fall. I can see we have passed the peak of summer now and are in the long slide into fall. For me, fall always started with my birthday in early September. Now Owl has a birthday in mid-August, so it feels that much closer. Which means it has been nearly a year with this tiny person on board. I’m still sort of surprised she is here at all. That she is 1, is shocking. I love toddlerhood though, so I’m excited to see who she turns out to be.