This is the 4th part in our in-depth, 4-part series, on how to start the school year off right.
(Click here for part one, about the first thing you can do when confronting any challenge;
click here for part two, where I share my method for cutting through overwhelm.
And click here for part three, a case study of one mom who made back-to-school weekday mornings work – even when dealing with her child’s NIGHTLY bedwetting.)
Are you finding it difficult to juggle all the new priorities in your life at this time of year?
I know that getting dinner on the table, sure everybody’s laundry is clean for the next day, as well as trying to maintain your own sanity (and/or complete any task) can all feel like an insurmountable heap.
When we think of all the little tasks and routines suddenly cropping up, it can be hard to separate out any one thing and feel like we can accomplish it.
As a visual person, I really like to see all those things, at-a-glance.
I like to have it all in one place, to know where we are all supposed to be, when, and moreover, what are we going to eat for dinner tonight?
So, I made a weekly scheduling tool that you can print out and put on your fridge!
That’s what I do, every single week. It’s made such a difference in planning, which in turn has made a huge difference in my outlook and enjoyment of family time.
This time of year, it can feel like there are so many things to put on the weekly schedule that there’s no way we could possibly view it all in one organized way.
But I want to turn that around for you today.
I created a tool that does this, and I’m sharing it in this newsletter!
It’s the We Turned Out Okay Weekly Planner. Originally I developed it for the ninja parents in our private online coaching community.
Over the past three years, members have found it super useful in planning their weeks.
I have revamped it, made it bigger and better organized, and I am super excited to share with you today.
It even helps you in these, arguably toughest weeks of the year, right when all the new routines and requirements are slamming you at once.
And if you’ve got any questions about parenting during these challenging weeks, go to weturnedoutokay.com/contact and ask.
Okay, deep breath, time to jump into the school year…
Wishing you a wonderful parenting week!
Keep reading below for What’s up on the podcast/In the Facebook group…
I will have only sporadic access to email, so if you write to me please be patient, I will get back to you ASAP, though it may be several days.
I will still be in our private coaching community forums every single day! So if you are a member, click the link below to join in the fun: )
What’s up on the podcast this week:
We’re talking about the most critical part of a child’s education. Apropos for this time of year definitely!
Click the link below to listen:
What’s up in the We Turned Out Okay Facebook group this week:
Magic Words for Parents is off for the month of August, as I wrap up my book and get some family downtime.
Click here to join the Facebook group, because I am still popping in there and would love to say hi!
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