Does anyone else kind of feel like this month is sneaky CRAZY? I mean, we all expect to be busy come the holidays but September with it’s schedules, lunches, and forms is JUST A LITTLE MUCH. This is the first time I have had two little ones in “school”. That means double the class emails, play-doh month contributors, teacher gifts…add in some soccer, golf lessons and birthday parties and we are exactly the parents I never thought we would be…
However, since things aren’t getting any simpler around here, I am trying out a few new routines to help simplify things and keep my sanity this fall.
ONE- Meal Planning
I will have very limited time this year with no kiddos, and I have VOWED to stop going to the grocery store every day because I can’t get my act together to think past one day. I am working on a 4-week meal plan with the intent to shop for groceries for a one or two week period. So far, I have made some major improvements but I haven’t been able to completely pull this off because I still always manage to forget something. I am hoping a little practice will help with this? If you have figured this one out, I would love your tips.
TWO- Capsule Wardrobe
A few weeks back I shared that I am putting together a fall capsule wardrobe this season. So far, so good. Although it has been a bit hot to really wear most of what I assembled (lots of sweaters and vests) but the lower temps should be arriving in a few weeks and I will be ready!
THREE- Weekly Date Night
This was something we were pretty good at last spring but lost momentum over summer with schedules being so sporadic. The Big Sweet and I are back on with weekly date nights and it really does help keep us connected… and keep my sanity.
FOUR- Lunches Made Easy (or easier)
Ah yes, the dreaded daily morning lunch packing process. I was sick of piecing together lunch boxes and thermoses so I finally decided to order some matching lunch boxes, ice packs and food containers. It was an investment but I figure it is one that will pay off in the long run- remember this is all about santity. This one is so small but really does help to make me smile in the mornings. #itsthelittlethings
Also, notice how everything is blue or green… I assigned a color to each boy. One is green and one is blue. This has definitely helped in reducing the amount of sippy cups and toothbrush confusion. #sanity
Do you have any new routines you are trying? The big one for me I wish I could commit to is the 6am wake up, but this one I have yet to accomplish.
If you are trying to get into your routine this fall I have a great way to help you stay on track. You may have noticed my new Wood Watch in the images above? It’s a Jord Wood Watch in Zebrawood and Maple. Well, I am excited to have partnered with them to be able to give away one to you as well. (it’s really easy to enter!) You can see my watch here and the other options here.
I am not kidding when I say complete strangers have come up to me to tell me they like my watch.
The contest will close 9/25 at 11:59pm.