Prevent the Holiday Headache This Season
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
momAgenda's Organization Tools Keep Life in Order Through the Hustle and Bustle
It might be called "the most wonderful time of the year," but many mothers might swap wonderful for hectic. Between holiday parties and presents, family visits and menu planning, it's easy to see how things can start to feel out of control. Organizational expert and founder of momAgenda -- a range of stylish organization tools -- Nina Restieri, offers these tips to help busy moms keep all the pieces of their puzzle together this Holiday season:
Managing the Meals -- Whether you're planning a traditional Christmas feast, celebrating the eight nights of Hanukah or throwing a New Year's bash, preparing food for a special occasion AND a large group of people is a daunting task. This season, moms can rest easy knowing they will never forget the crucial cooking ingredient again by using their Weekly Menu Pad. The two columns allow for meal planning on one side to outline the night's courses alongside a corresponding perforated grocery column. This will help minimize unnecessary (or last minute) grocery trips and complaints from your family that you forgot Aunt Mabel's famed sweet potatoes.
Schedule Guru -- When do the kids have their holiday recital? And your husband's office dinner, was that Monday or Tuesday? Minimize the like fear of double-booking or forgetting the fete by taking a few minutes to write down family activities for the week. The momAgenda Desktop, the day planner with space for your activities and those of your children and spouse, makes it simple. Try making it a ritual -- Sunday morning with your coffee, take ten minutes of alone time to sit and go over everything for the week ahead. The organization will help you enjoy the holiday spirit and spare your family your grinchy mood!
Helping Hands -- During the holiday season there is an influx of chores and activity in the household, but there is no reason that you have to handle everything yourself. Get your children and spouse involved. Employ the assistance of the Chores Pad for your kids, outlining everything they need to accomplish for the week. With space for up to five children and a magnetic strip on the back, the pad can go straight up on the fridge so there can be no excuses of "I didn't know." Allow your children to experience the satisfaction of checking themselves off as they complete each task. To help your husband stay focused, opt for the Honey Do Pad, because as we all know, sometimes dropping hints just doesn't work. Get everything down in writing, with deadlines and check boxes for when the errands are completed. With everyone clear on individual jobs, planning for the season can be a fun family event and not a burden for one person.
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