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Some Tips for Working Mothers to Enjoy the Art of Living
Are you a mother going out for jobs? Do you feel that your day is cluttered with so many activities that can't balance your work and life? Here are some tips and strategies that can smooth your family life quite easily. Even stay home moms too experience morning hours rushing, but, if you take some precautions earlier, you can avoid rushing and ease the morning hours. The proverb “time and tide waits for no man” is true in the sense that you have to be on time for doing your tasks in order to get them done within the allotted time. A system with step-by-step instructions would schedule the busy routines of office going moms and work from home moms and avoid rushing.
Before we can move onto the system, let’s have a glance at your home’s organization. Is your home organized efficiently? By adept organizing, you can give each small, tiny item a place for storage. For example, some closet systems help you with different storage sections, each section specifically designed for storing t-shirts, pants, skirts etc. Shoes, belts and scarves also have got their own storage space in these closets. Cloth closets can be used to store small, but vital items such as a wallet or a specs or handkerchief. Storing each and every item in an ordered manner can help you catch them effortlessly and smartly. So, no waste of time, no more questions such as 'where is my wallet, where is my specs, I’m not finding my uniforms' and so on. Organize and make the most of your home by taking advantage of the present day home furnishings and technologies.
Building the system
Next, how are you going to build the system? Got any ideas for it? Morning times seem to be fast ending quite because it is full of so many household chores and routines. Take a look into these steps and start building your system.
Write a timetable for doing each routine. Time scheduling should be made in such a way that it meets all routines giving adequate time for doing each. Make it a habit of getting up at least one hour before the rest of the members wake up. While starting with kitchen, always get your vegetables cut and chopped the previous night itself as this process is time consuming. A hob system with 4 or 5 burners can also help you cook food fast. After preparing breakfast and lunch, serve them in plates and pack them in the lunch boxes. Make it sure that you spend the same amount of time for doing each activity as in the time table. When this is met, you pass the main exam of overcoming the rushy hours.
Role of children
When it comes to the case with children, they must be made aware of the discipline that they have to follow as part of daily routines. It is the responsibility of the parents to teach them to do their own jobs without dependence. Some of the tips that help in doing this are:
- Tell your children to set alarm in the previous night for getting up on time in the morning.
- Give a writing board to each child and tell them to write the important things and books that they have to take the next day to school and for after-school activities.
- Ensure that they look at this board and get their items to be placed in their school bag the next day.
When children make it a habit, parents no longer have to bother about the job of getting things to them. Now that everything has gone on time, how great you would feel yourself!! Managing a family is an art and sometimes funny. Enjoy this art and don’t always be in a hurry!!
Home management after work
While back from the workplace, don’t forget about the dinner!! Buy all those groceries and vegetables needed to prepare for your dinner. Next question is what have you decided to make. Children may find it boring if your recipes are re-occurring. Try to make something different and special so that you can be a real mom!! You can learn a variety of recipes and curries online browsing through various websites. Some magazines also demonstrate the way with which each dish has to be prepared very precisely. Some of them are very delicious and take less time to prepare. Pick one of them of your children's taste and try it yourself. This way you can prepare cuisines of your children’s choice and make the most of your meals.
Before children come back from after-school activities, make a soup or porridge to serve them as it can make them healthy and cheerful. Also, try to finish the primary tasks such as cutting vegetables or making the dough for your dinner. Now that the children are back, it’s time to spend some time with them helping in their homework. While teaching something, help your kids in a way filled with fun. This will make them interesting and they would sit beside you continuing studies and doing home works. Prepare dinner and get it ready on table for serving. Now it’s time to go to bed, remind your children for doing those tasks that helps them in easing the rush hours next day. During night, remember to take the dresses of everyone in the household for the next day and find a place for their storage. This gives easy pick up for wearing in the morning hours.
Are you a working mom? Do you feel that these tips are useful?
Weekends are usually meant for relaxing from the week long works. But some small repairs such as stitching a button or fixing up a can be done these days. Your children might be interested in learning music or drawing. Let them sing and encourage them giving a big applause. Involve yourself with them while they play guitar or flute. This will increase their enthusiasm and they feel what a lovely mother they have got!! You can help children in the art of drawing by giving step by step instructions from preliminary stage to final. By spending a little less time, you get involved in almost all the activities of your children and come out running a successful family life.
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