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Time Management Tips for the Single Mom
Posted By Crystal On January 31, 2011 @ 4:16 pm In LITE Feed (non-deal) Posts,Time Management 101 | Comments Disabled
Guest post by Missy
Mothering in any sense requires serious time management, but when the number of children increase and the father leaves, it becomes an essential life skill.
The possibilities are endless, just don’t get sucked into spending more time here than is beneficial. I loved Crystal’s computer time budget suggestion .
Not every single mother has a co-parent. But for those who do, I simply cannot express the importance of managing that time when your children are at the other parent’s home.
This is the time to get in as many errands as possible, tackle bigger projects like painting or re-arranging your furniture, steam cleaning the carpet, cleaning the refrigerator and whatever else is impossible to with children underfoot. If you do not co-parent, ask grandparents or a friend to keep the children overnight from time to time.
Make an end-point to your day, then relax in the tub, read or just indulge in extra sleep. Such sweet times for yourself empower you to be all you can for those little ones depending on you.
Missy June is a hard working optimist doing my best to enjoy life with my three little ones in this not-so-perfect world. She blogs at Little House in the Foothills .
Are you a single parent? If so, what tips, tricks and ideas do you have for time management? Share them in the comments.
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 computer time budget suggestion: http://moneysavingmom.com/2010/11/how-to-get-more-done-in-less-time-as-a-blogger-part-1.html
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