Let me start with two warnings.
1) This series contains fifty pictures total. (I wanted to be thorough, okay?) Luckily for you, it’ll be in two separate parts so you won’t get lost in all the scrolling…
2) The handwriting you find here was meant for my eyes only when written. I re-wrote nothing for the camera, so you get to see my authentic, hurried scribbles. Judge not.
The first thing you’ll find inside the front cover is my pocket for my tool-like essentials. Dry-erase markers, pencils, gel pens, hole punch reinforcement thingies, and sticky notes.
My inside cover. Really, just an excuse to write my family’s names somewhere. (We put so much work into picking them out, after all!) And now it’s personalized, see?
My 2013 goals/New Years Resolutions… I like to keep them right up front so I can see them often.
My calendar (PlanAhead from Wal-Mart).
As you can see, it’s nothing fancy. Just a place to write events and appointments. (NOTE: I have a week-at-a-glance dry erase board on my fridge, which I’ll transfer information from this to once a week.)
A booklet with my entire church’s emails, phone numbers, and addresses. (We’re a really social church, so it gets used a lot).
Finally, with the introductory essentials out of the way, we reach tab #1. My Routines.
I love how these dividers also have folder pockets. Here I keep my chart for tracking my BBT each morning, but really the possibilities are endless.
Another morning essential, my prayer list. You can find out more about how I organize that *here*.
My daily routine with my Monthly Goals attached by a sticky note. I don’t map out my routine according to the clock. Instead, I find my productivity revolves around my little ones’ nap times.
I keep my most commonly used pages in page protectors and use dry erase markers to check things off. When I’m done, I just wipe it clean.
Here are my weekdays at-a-glance. I follow a mixture of flylady and Large Family Logistics, personalized to fit my family, of course.
Because I help my husband a lot with our at-home business (Pride & Prejudoodles), we have a teenage girl come over and help me catch up with home things a couple tomes a month. Here is where I list things (in dry erase) that I want her help with. It’s empty because she came over recently. I love Christy. 🙂
Next up, my current month goals. I have pre-written one for each month of the year and they are completely reusable.
I also have the rest of my monthly goals at hand so I can look ahead if I want to.
My birthday file (I’ll transfer these to my calendar each year).
Tab #2, my kids’ folder. (If you’re just now joining us, I currently have an almost-three-year-old and a 10 month old).
Just a few odds and ends kept in my folder. I have a couple birth-stat print-outs I want to hang in the boys’ bedroom eventually. I also have a church bulletin I brought home to remind me of all the liturgical songs we repeat each week. I want to teach them to my toddler so he can participate in worship alongside us.
Next are my preschool goals for Gabriel so I can cross-things off as we learn them. You can find all my toddler goals for him *here*.
An awesome print-out my Mom gave to me several years ago. It has different ways to practically teach character traits to your children. I am unsure of this page’s source, so if anyone recognizes it, please give me a shout-out!
Dosing instructions for infant tyelenol. My doctor gave this to me, which is amusing if you notice the directions in the lower right.
Directions for resolving sibling squabbles in a biblical manner (from raisingolives.com). Love this!
The scope-and-sequence my husband and I made together for our kids. Basically, the guidelines of what we want to teach our kids by certain ages. We have things mapped out to age 16 here. (And yes, I’m fully aware we’ll have to figure out some things as we go along and make adjustments). This is just so we have an idea of where we’re headed.
Don’t forget to go onto Part 2 *here* with Menu Planning Info, Finances, and More!
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