Archive for the ‘organization’ Category

Updated Master Schedule

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

As I’ve said before, we used the Maxwell‘s scheduling material to come up with our Master Schedule and Chore Packs.

Our Master Schedule is simply a tool. There is never a single day that everything on everyone’s schedule gets accomplished. However, if we get off track during the day, it’s an excellent tool to refer to in order to help me reel us back in and continue being productive. It’s also a great way to make sure your time is accounted for on those days when you feel like you got nothing accomplished whatsoever!

MOMMY
JOSHUA
JESSE
OWEN
6:30am
Exercise/
Quiet Time
Sleeping
Sleeping
Sleeping
7:00am
Shower/Get Ready
Sleeping
Sleeping
Sleeping
7:30am
Breakfast
Get Dressed/Breakfast
Get Dressed/Breakfast
Get Dressed/Breakfast
8:00am
Chore Training/Clean up
Chores
Chores
Chores
8:30am
Bible Study with the boys
Bible Study and Prayer
Bible Study and Prayer
Bible Study and Prayer
9:00am
School
Spelling
Spelling
Color
9:30am
School
Reading with Mommy
Flash Cards with Owen
ABC Flashcards with Jesse
10:00am
School
Workbook with Owen
Reading with Mommy
Workbook with Joshua
10:30am
Snack
Snack
Snack
Snack
11:00am
School
Math
Math
Blocks/Puzzles
11:30am
School
Memory Work
Memory Work
Memory Work/
12:00pm
Lunch
Lunch
Lunch
Lunch
12:30pm
School
Language Lessons
Language Lessons
Play with Trains
1:00pm
School
Copywork/Writing
Copywork/Writing
Math Manipulatives with Mommy
1:30pm
Fly Lady (cleaning, pay bills, emails, etc.)
Play outside
Play outside
Play outside
2:30pm
Play (games, puzzles, computer)
Play (games, puzzles, computer)
Nap
3:00pm
School
**Extra School
**Extra School
Nap
3:30pm
Music
Piano
Computer
Nap
4:00pm
Music
Computer
Piano
Nap
4:30pm
Whole House Sweep/Dinner Prep
Dinner Helper
Dinner Helper
Dinner Helper
5:00pm
Dinner/
Clean up
Dinner
Dinner
Dinner
5:30pm
Family Time
Family Time
Family Time
Family Time
6:00pm
Bath Prep
Games with Daddy
Games with Daddy
Games with Daddy
6:30pm
Bathe Kids/
Teeth & Jammies
Bath/
Teeth & Jammies
Bath/
Teeth & Jammies
Bath/
Teeth & Jammies
7:00pm
Story/Bible Time
Story/Bible Time
Story/Bible Time
Story/Bible Time
7:30pm
Prayers with Kids
Prayers/Bed
Prayers/Bed
Prayers/Bed
8:00pm
Kids in Bed/
Bedtime Chores
SLEEP
SLEEP
SLEEP
8:30pm
Evening Routine/Plan for tomorrow
SLEEP
SLEEP
SLEEP
9:00pm
Read…aahhhhhh…
SLEEP
SLEEP
SLEEP
9:30pm
Read
SLEEP
SLEEP
SLEEP
10:00pm
Read
SLEEP
SLEEP
SLEEP
10:30pm
Lights Out!
SLEEP
SLEEP
SLEEP

Hope that helps!  Let me know if you have any questions.  It’s very trial and error in the creation process.

Happy Monday!

~audrey

What A Great Idea

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

These days, with six children, my organizational tendencies come and go…mostly GO.

However, I have been despising a certain pile of magazines on the floor in my room for some time now, and I decided it was “high time” to do something about it. My friend Mary inspired me when she showed me a notebook she had created for all of her take-out menus. She simply gathered their favorite take-out menus and put them all in sheet protectors in a nice, neat notebook. She’s even done the same thing for friends that were new to their area and weren’t familiar with the restaurants. I thought, “Hmmm, what a great idea. I may run with that!”

My pile of magazines consisted mostly of Family Fun, Better Homes and Gardens, Parenting, and Southern Living. Over the years I have dog-eared my favorite recipes, projects, crafts, decorating idea, etc. I decided to take the plunge and finish this project, knowing that in the end the magazines would be gone and I’d have the best of all of them in three organized notebooks!

I started by tearing out all the great ideas. I organized them by crafts, activities, holiday, recipes, and just plain great ideas (decorating, parenting, party planning, etc.). I purchased three notebooks and a few packages of sheet protectors and got to work. Here are the finished products. I’m quite happy with the results.

I hope this helps someone out there who has been hoarding magazines for fear of throwing away a really great article or idea!

Happy Organizing!
~audrey

What I Get For A Cup Of Joe

Friday, April 16th, 2010

This:

Helped me turn this:

Into this:

That is our game closet. I have to ‘tackle and reclaim’ the game closet several times a year. This was the first time since Christmas and I feel much better now. :)

Later in the day, Ash and the kids came over and we had a stressful, constantly interrupted, exhausting, great time visiting and letting the kids play together. Check out these adorable pics of the twins:

Ashley with Ben:

Drew getting a little love from V-man:

and Big Drew giving us a big smile; SOOO CUTE!!! I love these boys!

Have a great weekend ya’ll!

~audrey