So, you know how i'm in this ORGANIZING mode. Here's one thing I started that I LOVE!
A FAMILY BINDER...
we just write appointments, practices, and what time dinner is, etc. i'll usually say, anna-dance 4:30-5:30 (i include travel time) mom-drop off, dad pick-up. i also love the part where i can say what we're studying for scripture time that week, what we're doing for family night, and any special expenses. the kids love to see what is happening.
i stick the recipes i'm going to try right in the binder
(i call them responsibility charts)
nope. i don't give allowance, we're poor. this is just a tool i use when they say "can I go outside? or can i go on the computer?" i say, "go get the binder and show me what you've done." it's SOOO nice not to have to ask them every single thing.
(LOVE THIS... everyone knows what everyone else is working on... like Dad- find a job, Mom- organize the cupboards, Lily- learn to say 3 new words, Jakob- personal prayer, etc. love it!!)
this is where i write down all the funny, spiritual, horrible moments that i know i want to remember later... i also hole punch stuff, like cute pictures they draw or notes they write and just stick em in.
just a copy of my two week plan and the professor's excel spreadsheet
I keep ours in the basket, on our coffee table, with our scriptures.
In the morning, when we have scripture time, I take a few minutes and go over our family business...
i LOVE it.
i feel organized,
also that we're involving the kids in our planning
it is easier to have the binder than it was not to have it.
so. it's a good thing.