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Time management tips for moms with toddlers

Sunday, August 28th, 2022

Yikes it’s already 4:00pm, where did the time go???!!

This is how many moms feel whenever they check the time and know they still have a ton of undone household chores and other important things that they must not forget to do.

Time management is an area of life that many busy mom’s have little or no success in. A huge percentage of moms don’t know how to manage and plan their time because they may not know how that time impacts their productivity level.

This is probably why you are here reading about time management tips for moms.

Working hard to get things done every day no matter the cost isn’t always the best way to do life. This is because you may end of sacrificing quality time that should be spent with your family.

Having a never ending list of tasks that you must get done every day is absolutely unrealistic and is the recipe for a high stress level life.

In this article, we will share with you some vital time management tips that will make it possible for you to have a productive and quality life without sacrificing your self, your health, your partner, your children or even your job.

Practical Time management tips:

What are your priorities?

Moms usually have a truck load of responsibilities in the household (such as laundry, cooking, paying bills, and so on) and not a lot of time to spend.

When the care of toddlers or a baby is added to the mix, that’s a whole new level.

This is why writing a list of tasks and highlighting the tasks you consider priority in a planner or calendar will help you to be a productive mom.

As a busy mom, your priority list comprises of those important things that must be done every day or every week.

These tasks may include doing the laundry, cooking dinner, dropping your children off at school, grocery shopping, keeping your house clean, and other tasks that needs to get done.

While other tasks or chores that are not as urgent can be listed after.

Let’s learn more about how to manage and maintain a healthy household while staying cool, calm and collected!

How to get everything done

Moms can reduce their stress levels by going through life one day at a time.

If you try to tackle and complete all the tasks at once, you will be overwhelmed and crushed by the weight.

This is why following a routine and a schedule are important time management tips to save time and get things done without delay.

Are you a morning person?

This is a question that should make you reflect and ask yourself whether you are the type of mom that is a happy early riser and can easily focus on a task list without feeling overwhelmed.

If this is you, then try to place your priorities in the morning rather than later in the day.

But if you are not one to happily wake up early to complete your routine and tasks in your schedule, accept the fact that you may need to embrace a new lifestyle.

Waking up early to start your day is so important for a mom not to feel bombarded by her job of managing a home or even a business.

Benefits of using a daily schedule

These are some of the many benefits of using a daily schedule.

  1. Using a daily schedule as a time management tool helps to keep your week organized.
  2. It Gives you something to focuS on when you wake up in the morning, which reduces the amount of time wasted.
  3. Helps you to identify your priorities.
  4. A schedule is also useful because it guides you in the decisions you make every day.
  5. Managing the well being of your house , Partner, children and your self is made easier and stress free.
  6. With a functional schedule, you get to spend time with your family to make lasting memories. instead of spending hours doing laundry, going grocery shopPING and cooking meals.

Have a routine for yourself

As simple as this may sound it is an absolute game changer if you are consistent.

Audit your time

Set aside a day or a week to do a time audit. With this you would be able to find out how you spend your time each day. More specifically, how long it takes for you to conveniently complete a task.

When this is done you’ll be able to create a realistic morning and evening routine.

There are certain things moms do everyday that has become not only a routine but also a habit. These tasks usually stay in the same order everyday.

Here is an example of a routine that starts in the morning.

Wake up an hour or two before the children.

Brush your teeth

Exercise (go for a brisk walk outside or do a work out)

Have a shower and get dressed for the day

Spend sometime praying, meditating, reading a book or whatever you do before conquering the tasks of the day.

Evening routines are also awesome to have aftER dinner.

You may decide to put the dinner plates in the dishwasher, pick toys and organize the house.

Move frozen items you’ll use use to cook meals the next day from the freezer to the refrigerator.

Bathe your baby and make sure all the kids are ready for bed.

After you tuck them in, and read them a bedtime story, take some time to do some self care before you sleep.

Time Management Tips for moms with toddlers

Your routine should include what works for you and your family!

Have a routine for your kids

Having a routine for your kids and even your baby (if possible) is a great way to atay organized.

Time blocking

This time management tip is essential to all moms. This helps you to stay off the sofa and reduces the use of social media.

Time blocking is a method of time management that involves blocking certain times of the day in your schedule to do certain tasks. So you basically know what to do at a certain time when you check your daily schedule.

If you decide to adopt the time blocking system, your schedule may look like this:

6:00am-8:00am get kids ready for school and have them eat breakfast

8:00am-9:00am drop the kids off at school

10:30am-1:00pm manage your business

1:00pm-3:00pm get lunch ready and prep dinner

4:00pm-6:00pm spend quality time with family

6:00pm-8:00pm have dinner and get kids ready for bed

9:00pm-10:00pm self care

This schedule is an example of how a mom can decide to divide her tasks into time blocks.

Delegate tasks

You can’t do everything by yourself!

Responsibilities besides the immediate care your family needs can be delegated. Observe what tasks suck up your time and energy. Ask yourself what you can achieve with the same amount of time if you delegate the task to someone. Then search for the person or business that can be hired to carry out the task while you focus on the other priorities of the day.

Use online services

You can make your life as a mom easier and save several hours by using your phone productively.

If you don’t have the time to walk or drive to a grocery store to do some shopping because you still have chores to do. You may find an online grocery store that offers free delivery of goods to your house when you are done shopping .

To do other tasks that might seem daunting,search for online platforms that offer the services that you need. There is so much available, you just need to search online for the best option that works for you.

Prioritize your health

Get enough sleep!

It is so easy to overlook and sometimes forget the importance of sleep. Getting enough sleep will reduce stress during the day and help boost your productivity because your mind and body wont have to go through the feeling of constantly bring exhausted. Because without rest,you are actually super tired from trying to maintain a schedule while running after children in diapers every day!

Eat healthy!

Eating healthy cannot be over emphasised. Moms are specialized at watching after everyone in the family. Every meal is prepared with so much thought and love.

Hey mom!

Next time, don’t let your self stay too busy that you forget to eat a healthy meal every day If the week.

This is why meal planning is so necessary to manage your health and that of your family members.

Enjoy your mom life!

There are so many ideas of what you can do in your free time.

You may want to spend an evening or a week with your partner and kids a way from all the responsibilities at home.

Try to always challenge yourself to learn something new. This could be knitting, sewing, an online course, photography or tips on proper housekeeping. Do whatever interests you and keep learning.

Having a hobby such as swimming, reading, watching a movie, shopping or even baking delightful foreign treats can be very relaxing.

Moms don’t forget!

The reason for using these time management tips is to work smarter not harder.

Time Management Tips for Busy Moms

Monday, July 25th, 2022

Being a working mom handling a dozen things at the same time while remaining sane is what we consider being a supermom.

In this blog post, we are going to share some time management tips for busy moms.

Why do moms have high-stress levels?

Being a busy mom has its ups and downs because there are so many things craving your attention besides your kids.

Here are some common situations that cause high-stress levels

Waking up to a sink full of dishes
Knowing there is a skY-high pile of dirty laundry
Realizing you don’t have any milk in the fridge midway through baking a birthday cake
forgetting to call your client
missing your kids’ dental appointment
and so many other situations

Effective Time management skills

Effective time management is attainable when the right skills are adopted. There are so many time management tips that can help build a quality life for you and your family.

Best time management tips for busy moms

Self-worth

Know that you are a woman that is capable of doing all the things that life throws at you. Spend less energy worrying and being frantic about the million and one things that you have not been able to accomplish while multi-tasking. Get rid of those negative labels you have placed on yourself and stay focused on the goal or the tasks ahead.

Have a selection of words or phrases that you can use to affirm and encourage yourself to keep going on. This is how you can boost your self-worth.

Stay focused

Spend quality time asking yourself some key questions. Who am I? What am I living for? What are my priorities? What strategy can I use to help me achieve my goal this week? How can I spend more time with my kids? And many more questions.

If you can have time set aside for a weekly overview and evaluate how things are going. It will help you to stay focused on the life goals and everyday tasks you have set for yourself.

Family life

As working moms, the most important thing that tops our priority list is our family. Invest your precious time with your kids to teach them life lessons while creating beautiful memories with them is rewarding.

New habits

Improve on yourself. Try to see how you can save time while doing what you love.

This may be choosing a day in the week when you try to cover some tasks online.

Purchasing or creating a cute paper planner with a monthly and weekly overview and using it consistently.

If you enjoy using a paper calendar, you can have one on your desk or wall to keep track of tasks.

Map out a weekly schedule that includes your top priorities and time blocks.

Make it a rule to work at your own pace. There is absolutely no need to mount pressure on yourself.

Of all the simple tips mentioned, having your kids and spouse help you to complete tasks is a great time management tip for busy moms who want to use their time wisely.

Time Management tips for Busy moms

Daily routine

Having an everyday routine is a great way to manage time. Write a running list of things you do every day and the preferred time you do it. This will help you to stay organized and reduce your stress level.

If you know that you prefer to leave your house clean before you go to bed at night, include that in your everyday routine.

Basic tasks like making your bed, going to the gym, and reading a book to your kids every night, all are part of the tasks you do daily.

Kids love routine, so having one for them will make life easier and more predictable.

Healthy food

We can’t over-emphasize the importance of eating healthy. Everyone loves a delicious meal, as this helps you to restore not only your physical energy but your mental energy.

Many busy moms have fantastic meal plans for their families but they as moms eat poorly. Being a huge fan of dieting and exercising shouldn’t knock out the importance of eating a wholesome meal.

Set aside enough time for you to enjoy your food before you move on to other tasks.

Automating regular payments

Working moms should take advantage of this because it can save you so much time and energy which can be used to work on ongoing projects.

Coming up with a written schedule of every bill that has to be paid weekly, monthly, and even yearly and automating it is helpful when paying bills. You won’t need to be concerned about forgetting to pay your mortgage or electricity bill or being worried about making an error submitting the wrong financial information for your grocery delivery.

Outsource tasks

A great percentage of working moms complain of not having free time to do what they are passionate about. This is because many mommas multi-task and are working hard at ticking everything off their to-do list before midnight all by themselves.

Life can be more enjoyable if you pick up your cell phone or simply log online and hire someone to help you get the next task done.

There are so many tasks that can be delegated online. You can also enjoy the benefits of hiring someone to help with menial jobs around the house.

Instead of mowing the lawn, doing the laundry, and fixing the garage door all on your own. You can hire someone to mow and another to fix the garage door. It is definitely worth the extra cost.

Shopping online

This is a life saver! Using this online convenience to do your grocery shopping, clothes shopping, and any other type of shopping without grabbing your purse on your way out to a mall 30 minutes away is a dream come true.

The bonus of your items delivered straight to your home is just wonderful

Self-care

Life as hard-working moms with a family to care for can be consuming and choking if quality time isn’t given to self-care.

Free time is often hard to come by if you get swallowed up by your to-do list. This is why a conscious effort has to be taken to enjoy life as a mother and a career or businesswoman.

Twenty-four hours is more than enough time to get some sleep, carry out your duties, and have me time.

Self-care looks different for everyone. It may mean going to the spa or sauna, spending time with your best friends or just enjoying a cup of hot chocolate while reading your favorite fashion magazine.

Be Courageous – Momleader Mondays

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

BE COURAGEOUS

Happy Monday to all moms, I hope you all had a fantastic Mother’s Day!

Mothers are simply amazing. Being a part of someone else’s life at whatever age is such a great privilege and also a great responsibility!
This responsibility requires a lot of bold steps to be taken on a daily basis. At every moment in our lives as moms, we make decisions that would not only affect us but also the family.

As you know by now, one of our Core Values at Momleader is “Be a Leader“.

Leadership requires wholeness.

A mom needs to be whole to be able to be an influencer.

Wholeness is not perfection, part of wholeness is the ability of a mom to take those required bold steps when making decisions like – what to feed her family, establishing her family’ values and also in the pursuit of her personal goals and dreams.

Moms would be able to achieve this if they are well informed when making these decisions.

This information is what we aim to provide at Momleader.

Being a Courageous Mom is all about following your mom-instincts, making “Informed decisions” plus following through with it.

Share your secret recipe for being a “Courageous Mom?”

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Build Relationships – Momleader Mondays

Monday, May 6th, 2019

BUILD RELATIONSHIPS

We all know that children are not born with a manual – We all became moms the moment we were given our new born with no prior training. No matter how prepared we were to be a mom – when the real motherhood kicked in; we found out that we were not prepared! We believe that moms can learn a lot from others.

Having access to other moms (who are either at the same stage they are in or ahead of them); that is having access to moms who are willing to share their experiences, victories and failures with other moms helps greatly on the motherhood journey.

Moms should have access to an exciting and fun learning ground where lifelong relationships are built and nurtured.

Wondering why having mom-friends makes all the difference, here are three of the many reasons it is great to have mom friends:
1. Your own Cheering Squad – they have been there or are currently there so they get it
2. Your Advisors – Still based on experience, they are great for giving their “two cents” which might be exactly what you need
3. Your Personal Reminder – they will remind you that you are a great mom for those hard days. They will also remind you of what you are capable of!
Get a mom tribe or network whether online or off line.

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Be Flexible – Momleader Mondays

Monday, April 29th, 2019

BE FLEXIBLE

Tradition has played a very important role in how moms run their homes. The media doesn’t really help to be honest. Perfect pictures on social media put moms under pressure to be “perfect moms”.

There is a major comparison and perception when it comes to what being a ‘great mom’ is. There’s the theory of attachment vs Independence, working mom vs stay at home moms; breastfeeding moms vs bottle fed moms and what to feed your toddler and what not. The question is not “what is right” vs “what is wrong”.

The question is “what is best for your family at this moment?” At momleader, we believe that a mom understands her needs and her family’ needs and she is flexible without judgement or overwhelming mom-guilt.

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Have balance – Momleader Mondays

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

BALANCE

Moms juggle a lot. We know this because we ARE moms.

A Momleader understands balance because she has access to resources, lessons, hacks and tips that will help her have a balanced life at home, work, business or in the community. A momleader understands the importance of taking care and nurturing herself and knowing her priorities. When your family and goals are set, your intent of the day is known. We coach moms on how to be structured in aligning their goals and setting out to achieve them however, sometimes, that isn’t always possible and life happens. You can plan 10 things to do in a day and neither of them get done because your child is sick, or you are going through some fussy toddler times, or things just aren’t working for that day. We all know that children are not born with a manual – We all became moms the moment we were given our new born with no prior training. No matter how prepared we were to be a mom – when the real motherhood kicked in; we found out that we were not prepared!

We believe moms should be willing to take risks as well. Not everything tried and true will work for you! Remember that. You have to try new things and adjust – just because it didn’t work for your children once, try, try again! As we’ve been learning, they change their mind!

A momleader to us picks her battles, is organised, is able to adjust and has a positive mental attitude. Balance is key. You wanted to workout in the morning and your children wouldn’t let you because they were fighting and you were running late so you couldn’t get to the groceries. Stop and reflect. You still have the rest of the day to tackle these things. Put the time constraint and “time pressure” off of you and work in task based mode or in time blocks. Did you work out at all today even if it was in the evening? Did you end up going for a walk with the children as a flexible compromise instead of doing your normal gym routine? Did you throw in the towel today on everything because mentally you just weren’t “on”? Trust me moms. We know what you go through. Don’t mom-guilt yourself! We can be our biggest enemies. The biggest things I tell my clients is give yourself the flexibility to be human as well. For instance, you are allowed to say “I’m busy”. (I’m busy doing nothing and no I don’t want to get together with anyone because I am still in my pj’s and I don’t really want to clean my house…..) Thats ok! Don’t guilt yourself on it. Sometimes we can stay in that realm of having to get everything done but we need to be flexible in getting things done when we can – for example, I type this post as my child is in the bath. Another example is have some mental down time by showing up to your kid’s school 10 min early. There are ways to allow yourself some freedom of the task list. You just need to know where to bend and how to be flexible.

What’s really important to us is that our mom leaders understand their personal needs and their family’ needs and that they are flexible without judgement or overwhelming mom-guilt. So, talk to us. What’s your biggest challenge in achieving proper balance?

>>>>>  Have Balance – Momleader Mondays

Be a High Performer – Momleader Mondays

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

BE A HIGH PERFORMER: Our core value

Happy Momleader Monday. We are excited to share with you our next core value which is being a High performer.

A Momleader is a High Performer, that is, we know what we want, and we put in the work everyday to be the very best version of ourselves. We are intentional in developing ourselves and we are willing to learn from others. It means that we are not afraid to get feedback from our trusted sources and other people in our lives to help us be better moms. There is no pride in asking for help and advice from a momma that has been there. Heck, we can all use some tips every now and then.

For us, being a mom leader also means it is not about perfection, it is about getting the job done well and quickly.  We are not afraid to say, “No” – which can be really hard for moms who put a lot of pressure on themselves to do everything. Sometimes we have to allow ourselves to settle for the “this is good enough”. Do the towels really have to be washed today or can you simply put them in the dryer and fold them until tomorrow? Does the kitchen floor really have to be both swept and mopped? Don’t fall into the trap of doing everything everyday and having to have your home perfect. I had a client that naturally put that pressure on herself and she had to re-shift her mindset on this. There are a lot of time saving techniques that can be implemented that can help in being efficient at home as well without sacrificing your personal standards. You might say, yes, the kitchen has to be done, yes, I must wipe down the cupboards everyday, Yes, I have to have that bed made perfectly or I can’t function. That’s fine. Adopt the tools that can help you succeed. Perhaps being a high performer means doing online grocery shopping or having a friend help you with dinner or meal prep. I encourage you to think of ways you can save time and bring more efficiency into your home.

What are some of your favourite ways to save time? What “No’s” do you struggle with the most?

Watch the video here >>>> Be a High Performer

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Be a Leader – Momleader Mondays

Monday, April 8th, 2019

BE A LEADER: OUR CORE VALUE

Welcome to our very first momleader monday! On the blog today, we will be discussing our very first core value of Momleader: Leadership.

Many people ask me why mom LEADER? This is really the founding block of who we are.

What does Leadership mean? Leadership is influence. We know that Great leaders don’t use their “positional” powers to bring about change; they use their “personal” power. What is their personal power? INFLUENCE. Every mom has the ability to add value in their home. As a Momleader, we use our personal power – empathy, problem solving skills, resilience, ability to prioritize, adapt, make tough calls and our personality to influence our children so that the world will be a better place. When you are a Momleader, you are a great leader in your home; when you are Great leader – you are an INFLUENCER!

Remember moms, no matter what influence you have, you are bringing it to the table everyday in your home and with your children. We need to harness that influence and make sure it is aligning with who we are and our family goals. How are you influencing and leading in your home?

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Watch out intro video here >>> Core Value Intro Video

Momleader Mondays – A Series

Monday, April 1st, 2019

INTRODUCING MOMLEADER MONDAYS

Introducing Momleader’ Seven Core Values

Happy Monday to all our moms! We are so excited to introduce to you our Momleader Mondays – a series of videos that discuss our core values and the heart of who we are.

Over the coming weeks, we will be rolling out what drives us and what matters to us most at Momleader. Not only are we hoping to give you insight into who we are and what we believe in, but we also have some major changes brewing. Here at MomLeader, we have been working tirelessly to bring you the very best resources and platform to ensure your success at home, work, business and daily life.

So, Join us! See you next Monday as we discuss our very first core value, embark on some new changes with you, and share in our identity.

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