When you have small kids under the age of 7 at home, most of the time, everything can be in chaos! A simple trip to the supermarket or quiet time for your devotions can become impossible. If you are in this season of your life, I would like to encourage you that it is not impossible. It takes a bit of planning and flexibility on your part, but this season of your life can also be an organized one for you. Here are some simple tips that I have learned over the years:
Follow a basic schedule. Meal time, chores and bed time should happen everyday around the similar time to establish routine and habit.
Train the kids to do chores. Older kids can be taught to help out with the chores inside the house.
Choose activities which you want to participate in. Learn to say “no” to social activities for you or your kids which aren’t productive and limit extra-curricular activities. The activities chosen should enhance family life and not pull the family apart.
Spend time alone each day. This could mean waking up earlier or sleeping later than the rest of the other people in the house. Spending time to plan your activities each day or spend some time in prayer could refresh your soul and make you better prepared to face the whole day with the kids at home.
Do you have some simple tips you would like to share?