A family calendar is the best way to coordinate all the comings and goings of every single member of your family, and to make sure you aren’t, as a whole, spread too thin, and get enough family together time. That’s why this week’s challenge is organizing your family calendar and to keep and actually get in the habit of using it on a daily basis.
This is the perfect time of year to begin this challenge because the New Year is almost upon us, and you may need a new calendaring system for the coming year anyway.
So, while you’re in the store buying a new calendar (or making something you’re personalizing for yourself) keep the following steps in mind to get the most out of this useful tool.
Are you new here? This week’s challenge, all about keeping a family calendar, is one of the challenges in the 52 Week Home Organization Challenge. (Click the link to learn how to join us for free for future and past challenges if you aren’t already a regular reader).
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So, working in a school, I get to see all kinds of parents… The parent that walks in every day and has a hard time letting go, the parent that can’t be reached for anything that goes wrong, the parent that thinks their child is ALWAYS in the right, and so many more. It wasn’t until working at the school that I began to really evaluate what kind of parent I am, and how my actions may possibly affect how my kids are treated.
Soooo… Continue reading I Am “THAT” Parent…
Your challenge this week is organizing toys and games in your childrens’ rooms, and around the house, so your kids can actually find and play with their toys, and you don’t trip over anything anymore.
For the past couple of weeks we’ve been working on all the areas of our kids’ rooms, starting with the closets, and then focusing on their bedrooms.
This week we’re finishing the focus on our children’s stuff, at least for a while, by focusing on the area that generally gives most parents (including me) the most trouble — toys, stuffed animals, games, puzzles, and other stuff we have for our kids to amuse themselves with.
The steps for this week should be done with your children, if they’re old enough to participate. They deserve to have their opinions listened to and considered in the process of decluttering and organizing their toys, although you, as a parent, also have quite a large stake in the process.
Are you new here? This challenge about how to organize toys and games is part of the 52 Week Home Organization Challenge. (Click the link to learn how to join us for free for future and past challenges if you aren’t already a regular reader).
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Your challenge this week is organizing kids’ bedrooms. This week’s task is important not only so these rooms in your home are not an eye sore, but also so your kids can really use and enjoy their rooms to their fullest.
All of us want a space to call our own, and whether our children share a room, or have one all to themselves, somewhere in that room is most likely “their” space. This week our goal is to make that space both functional and fun to be in.
Just like with last week’s challenge the steps below may be something you do all on your own if you have very young children. However, if you have older children these steps really should be taken together with your child, because your kids need to be involved with organizing their own rooms.
Are you new here? This kids’ bedroom organizing challenge is part of the 52 Week Home Organization Challenge. (Click the link to learn how to join us for free for future and past challenges if you aren’t already a regular reader).
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With the holidays upon us, I am working super hard to get all of my gifts ready so that I’m not scrambling at the last minute. A lot of the gifts I am using involve photos. I have been very lucky, since most of my photos are on my phone, or Facebook or Instagram, to find an app that makes printing photos from social media easy. It prints from your phone to the one hour photo at Walgreens (or if you’re lazy like me, you can have them mailed to your home!).
The absolute BEST thing is that you can print 4″x4″ prints from Instagram for only .39 each!!!
Now, I’m going to tell you HOW to do this yourself!
Printing Photos From Social Media
Step 1: Download the app (it’s available through the App Store for iPhone, or the Google Play store for Android, but I’ve made it easy for you by posting the links to them here…).
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