Posts Tagged‘organized’

Confessions From An Organized Mom

Organized Mom

I saw this article today, “Confessions from a Messy Mom” , and it inspired me to take stock in my current situation of organizational crisis. Nothing about having a messy or disorganized house, car, or meal is appealing to me. I understand that some people are perfectly happy to be messy and I’m perfectly happy for them. For me, things are a little different. In order for my mind to turn off at night, for me to be able to get a full day or work in, for me to be able to enjoy time with my children, I NEED to be organized. I need our house, our cars, our closets, our lives to be organized. I’m trying to come to terms with the fact that I will never be a laid back, go with the flow mom because the only way my laundry list of tasks that need to be completed each day finds itself neatly thrown into my recycling bin each night is with total organization of my life. I have multiple friends whose New Year’s Resolutions are to get and stay more organized in 2016. They want to know what my strategies for keeping organized while working, building a house, and wrangling the babies. I’m working on creating an in depth how-to guide for moms looking to get a little more organized but for now, these are some of my absolute must-knows when it comes to organizing your life: The simplest solution is almost always the best solution Keep…

The Organized Girl’s Guide to Packing

Guide to Packing

VACATION! We are going on vacation with 3 of our closest friends this upcoming week. We are all leaving our babies behind with their very loving and very capable grandparents. I’m equal parts excited and nervous. We’ve never spent any time away from either of our babies but know what great hands they will be in with my parents and sister. They will have a great time getting spoiled by Nanna, staying up past their bedtimes, and eating cake for breakfast with Papa but man, I already know how badly we will miss them. Here’s hoping that the WIFI at our resort works as well as TripAdvisor claims so that we can FaceTime them as often as we want! As all moms know, with littles ones in tow, just leaving the house requires a deliberately packed diaper bag with extras of everything loaded in the back of your vehicles just in case something unexpected occurs. You’ve never felt true panic until you’ve been 45 minutes away from a store with a diaper blowout and pulling out the last diaper you have packed to find it to be two sizes smaller than your baby’s growing bum. The truth is I have always been an over packer. Since becoming a mom, my packing neurosis is in overdrive. Keith and I went through a few years of constant travel for work. We were living in hotels and out of suitcases through most of our first year of marriage and most of my first…

Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Prep

  Growing up on the coast in South Texas, I’ve always had a complicated relationship with hurricane season. On the one hand, the possibility of getting out of school for a few days was thrilling! On the other hand, as a lifelong worry wart, I specifically remember being 8 years old and preparing to evacuate wondering if our house would be there when we got back, where we would stay if it wasn’t, and how I would get to school if the bridge to the island we live on was damaged. Now, as an adult, those worries only grow stronger. Will our insurance cover the damage to our property? How long will that take? Will we be able to get back to our houses? When? Will there be looters and crime? The good thing about hurricanes is we have days, sometimes over a week, to prepare. Even with all that notice, it astonishes me how many people are truly caught off guard when the time comes to evacuate. Pay Attention to the Weather Hurricane season is the same time each year, folks. No need to be surprised. Even if you are an avid news avoider, set your Weather Alerts to let you know about tropical updates from June through November. I’ve personally found that Intellicast is more accurate (less theatrical) than the Weather Channel when it comes to hurricanes. Being mindful of tropical weather insures that you can take advantage of ALL THE NOTICE we have to make sure your…