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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.

Time Management Habits (Get More Done in a Day!)

Monday, July 8th, 2019

Time Management Habits (Get More Done in a Day!)

Here are 5 Time Management tips and strategies that would help you to be more productive in life/business/home and it also helps you to manage your time.

If you are curious as to how to get more done in the day, check out this productivity tips for entrepreneurs, stay at home moms or work from home moms.

These are great time management habits that would help you plan your day for success and help you get more done in a day!

 

#HOW YOU CAN GET MORE DONE IN A DAY IN YOUR FAMILY LIFE AND BUSINESS!!!

Have a lovely week.

I’ll see around,

Nike Famojuro

Time Management Coach for Moms

Who am I now? Struggling with your mom identity.

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

You’re a mom, but, WHO ARE YOU?

You’ve read this and either you answered confidently, or you found yourself like a lot of the other moms I have come across, that can’t tenderly, answer that question.

When I am in my beginning coaching sessions with a mom, I will often ask them to describe who they are. A certain mom will answer with a job they used to do, enlighten me on all their hobbies they used to have fun with, what goals they pursued before children, but at the end of the day, none of that is actually who they are now. They struggle to tell me who they are as an individual now being a mom.

Now if you actually stop and ponder, can you answer that question. Not who you were, not where do you want to be, but truly, who are you know?

So much of our identity can be tied to our career, our freedom, our social lives and when motherhood comes, we aren’t quite sure what happened to all of that or where to get it back. Will we ever get “it”back?

Have you lost yourself, mama?

Moms lose themselves. We do. We lose our identity in our children. Sometimes it takes moms a year or two to rediscover themselves and others go for years hiding in baggy clothes, focusing on the best products for the family, putting everyone else’s needs first, before they realize they are in an identity crisis and they’ve lost themselves along the way.

Some moms feel that after having children they are supposed to be the most fulfilled they have ever been and unfortunately, that is just not the case. Understandably, there are some challenges we uniquely face and we have to learn to switch from our single self, our married no kids self, to a woman with children. You are not just a mom. You are your own unique person with her own desires, passions, and likes. Yes, you have them. Believe me.

“I don’t have time”. Well, we can get into “you management”later. Let’s save time saving for another post or better yet, let’s have a chat on the phone. Otherwise…

I encourage you to KNOW YOUR MOM-IDENTITY.

Remember to listen to yourself. This is actually a training that moms will have to start doing again as they put their needs aside and forget completely about themselves. I have seen moms say I will cook that because my son likes this, I will buy that because my husband likes this, but they fail time and time again to consider themselves and actually think and listen to themselves. Start paying attention to what you really want and not just what is expected of you. Do you hear that?

You are not your old self. You are not a future version of what you want to be. You are who you are at this moment. You have the power to change, to have more time, to set goals, and to have likes. Take the opportunity to take yourself on a date and rediscover your mom identity.

Have fun finding out who you are and let me know your process along the way.

Nike

Fellow Momleader

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?”

Comment below

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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.

Watch the Video here >>>

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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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Watch the Momleader Core Values here<<<

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?

Watch here >>> Be A leader Video

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

International Women’ Day – Salute to all moms!

Friday, March 8th, 2019

SALUTE TO MOMS

“I need you to stop doing that right now, am I clear?!?”


That was me shouting out those words to my high-spirited-four-year-old daughter. In that moment, I realised that I sounded like my mom – Ooops!

 

Today is March 8th, 2019 – International Women’ Day. If you ask me who do I want to celebrate today – “MY MOM!”

 

WHY?!?!

 

Pretty simple, I love her of-course!

Funny is as a little girl, I had an endless list of things she could do differently and how she should have done it.

From wondering why she wouldn’t want me to indulge in certain things to wondering why I can’t watch TV after a certain time or eat what I wanted and when… My list was endless!

 

One minute, she was the best mom in the world, the next she wasn’t!

 

Being a mom myself (of two beautiful girls). I have come to realize that most of the things my mom did was because she was a mom!

When I was much younger, my mom was working full time, running her own business and raising 5 High spirited children:

 

Wow, what an amazing woman!

 

When I had my baby, I was over the moon. The moment I left the hospital with my bundle of joy – the first question I asked was:

 

“How did my mom do this?!?”

 

So today, this International Women’ Day – My respect goes out to my mom – and in fact all women out there.

Being a mom made me realize that women are more poweful than we want to think or even accept!

We have the power to do amazing things!

Much respect to all WOMEN!!!

For all moms out there – don’t forget to take some time for yourself – check my blogpost here >>>>on self care!

You are doing a great job! here are also some ideas on how you can show love to your children here >>>

 

I know you are not appreciated (as such!) – but Happy International Women’ Day

 

Much respect, SALUTE!!!

 

Nike Famojuro

 

10 Simple Romantic Valentine Ideas for Moms

Friday, February 15th, 2019

Valentine Ideas for Moms for the Valentine’ Weekend.

“Everyone says that you fall in love once that is not TRUE

because every time when I see you,

I fall in love with you all over again”

– Unknown

 

Valentine is here!

Love is in the air!

 

 

Valentine is always a time when the sale of roses, chocolates and cards are at their peak. I find that most Valentines, people lack Valentine ideas for moms; so moms are given gifts they don’t really like. Gifts like: Fake flowers, gym membership, sugar free candy, self help books or ill fitting lingeries or night dress.

 

Here are a list of 10 Simple Romantic Valentine ideas for Moms, especially new moms or moms with little ones.

Moms, get inspired with this list and pass it one to your Valentine!

 

1. Sleep in:

Weekends can be a chore; instead of being up and running around to get everyone ready; how about taking time off. You can also go into work later in the day to have some time to sleep-in on Valentine’s Weekend.

 

2. Make Breakfast together:

Making breakfast with your Valentine is a great way to spend Valentine. Especially if it is just you two 😉

 

3. Take Bubble Bath:

Interesting how most  moms take a bath because they think they deserve it. Having a bath doesn’t have to be a treat! It can be something you do everyday. If you still feel it is a treat, here’s a Valentine Idea for moms -“Valentine’s Weekend Bubble Bath”. Treat yourself to some nice scents, candles, fresh flowers, great music – all the works.

 

4. Watch a Romantic Movie together:

There’s nothing as romantic as watching a romantic goofy valentine movie with your Valentine. I mean uninterrupted. If you have to get someone to watch the kids, take the time off. You can either watch the movie in your living room or go out to the movies.

 

5. Dress up and go somewhere nice:

Dressing up brings up a great feeling. It is a good time to wear that “One-day-I-will-wear-you” dress. Dress up and go somewhere really nice. Visit those “one-day-I-will-visit” restaurant.

 

6. Listen to some love music together:

Put on some candles, set in the mood (sit by the fire place) and listen to some Love music together. Oldies does it for me – it brings up some really great memories.

 

7. Massage:
Either do a DIY – you can buy the oils from a local store near you, have some candles, good music and voila! Or you can treat your partner to a massage, pedicure or manicure appointment

 

8. Stay up Late:

Nothing beats staying up late…no more to be said here!

 

9. Create a List of “why you love your partner”:

You can either send a romantic text messages to your partner or you can write it out in a card. As long as those words are from your heart.

 

10. A night off from Bedtime Routine:

The chore of Bedtime routine can be exhausting. You either have the kids do a sleep-over or you get the nanny to put them to sleep or you get your partner to do it. Skipping this routine is such a great Valentine treat for  moms.

 

Dont forget to love yourself – Check this post on Self Care: 

Watch my YouTube Video on Self-care here: www.youtu.be/bhqhZdgYw3M

 

Happy Valentines to all Moms out there!

 

Chao!

 

I’ll See you around

 

Nike Famojuro

Fellow MomLeader

@iamamomleader

Seven Practical Ways You Can Show Love To Your Children

Friday, February 1st, 2019

SEVEN PRACTICAL WAYS YOU CAN SHOW LOVE TO YOUR CHILDREN

I get this most times from Moms in my MomLeader Coaching Programs.
I often ask this question: “Do you show love to your children, that is; 
You love your children but do they know that?”

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Pretty ironic right?!?

Here are Seven (7)n Practical Ways You Can Show Love To Your Child.

PS: It is NEVER to late or too early to start.

1. TELL THEM YOU LOVE THEM:
This seems like a no-brainer right!?

Life can get busy that all we communicate to our children is what they are not doing right or their schedules, what is expected of them etc.

We forget at times to tell them what they need to hear (even though the child will not admit it! lol).

They need to hear it from you that you love them…PERIOD!…Say it!

 

2. PRAISE THEM:

This is kind of tied in with you telling your child you love them, that is, how you show love to your children.

Praising them is something you have to do consciously especially when you are going through difficult times with your child. Because of moms “nurturer” nature, we often only see EVERYTHING that needs to be fixed and we NEGLECT the things that are going on well. Find the good in your child and praise them for it

 

3. LISTEN TO YOUR CHILD;

9 out of 10, the biggest issue we had with our parents was that they didn’t listen to us…so Mommas, why aren’t  we listening to our children?

Always adopt this Steve Covey Effective Listening style which is:

“Seek first to Understand, then to be Understood”.

That is, concentrate on what is being said; rather concentrating on your response.

 

4. BE PRESENT:

Doing more than one task at once seems great because it allows us to get so many things done in a limited amount of time.

The disadvantage is that we tend not to be present while carrying a task.

When spending time with your child, be present.

All you need to do is create a time block for your child, with no interruption and with you being fully present.

This is definitely important if you want to show love to your children.

 

5. LAX THE RULES ONCE IN A WHILE:
It is awesome to have a schedule with the children especially when dealing with younger children.

But every now and then, it is okay to lax the rules.

How about if they stay up  late on a Friday night and watch a goofy movie with you or eat their breakfast in bed on Saturday morning…whatever you know they would like, lax the rules and watch their faces light up…Priceless!

 

6. SURPRISE THEM:

Everyone loves a good surprise – not just on Birthdays!

But remember, it is about them and not about you; so bear that in mind when choosing either what to give them or  what activity to do.

Do your research and NAIL it!

 

7. CREATE FAMILY TIME:

This concept is super important because it creates and nurtures closeness between family especially siblings. It is just like how companies have Team building programs with their staff members to encourage Team Dynamics.

By taking time off and being diligent with Family Time will not only create great Team Dynamics with your children, it is also a way you can show your family that you love them!

 

There you have it, 7 Practical Ways You Can Show Love to Your Child…if you want more, you can download the 37 Practical Ways You Can Show Love To Your Child here >> >

Remember, to check out 101-self-care-ideas-for-moms

Keep Loving Mommas,

 

I’ll see you around.

 

Nike Famojuro

Fellow MomLeader