Hey lovelies! 🌸
Life with a big family is a whirlwind, but oh-so rewarding! Today, I'm sharing my top mom hacks for keeping everyone organized. From color-coded laundry baskets to our secret weapon—the family calendar—these tips will make your life a breeze!
Color-Coded Laundry Baskets 🌈
First up, let's talk laundry. With so many kiddos running around, the laundry can pile up faster than you can say "NEN Fam!" To keep things sorted, each child has their own color-coded laundry basket. It's a game-changer, trust me! When it's laundry day, everyone knows exactly where their clean clothes are. Plus, it teaches the kids responsibility and makes them part of the process.
The Family Calendar 🗓️
Our family calendar is the heart of our home. It's where we jot down everything from school events to soccer practices and family outings. And guess what? We've gone digital! Using a shared Google Calendar means everyone can access it from their phones. No more missed appointments or double bookings!
Meal Prep Sundays 🍲
Meal prepping on Sundays has been a lifesaver. I usually cook up a big batch of something yummy and versatile, like spaghetti sauce or grilled chicken, and use it in various meals throughout the week. It cuts down on cooking time and ensures we always have something wholesome to eat, even on the busiest days.
The Snack Station 🍎
Snacks are a big deal in our house, especially with all the teens and their never-ending appetites. That's why we have a snack station! It's a designated area in the kitchen filled with healthy options like fruit, granola bars, and yogurt. The kids can help themselves, and it saves me from constant "Mom, I'm hungry!" interruptions.
Chore Charts with Rewards 🌟
Last but not least, we have a chore chart system. Each child has their own set of age-appropriate chores, and guess what? They get rewards for completing them! Whether it's extra screen time or a small treat, it motivates them to contribute to the household.
So there you have it, my top mom hacks for keeping our big, beautiful family organized. Give them a try and let me know how they work for you!
Sending you all the love and positive vibes! 💕