Do you ever just feel like your in a race and life is speeding by so fast that you barely have time to breathe?
Lately, that is how things have been for me. I am feeling more scatter brained with each passing day.
Our normal daily routine is about to kick into high gear as the new school year quickly rushes towards us.
As I have said before I am a stay-at-home mom but I will be volunteering one day a week in the high school office and at the middle school where my youngest will be attending I am starting my fourth year as the Parent Volunteer Coordinator which is basically a volunteer that works closely with the county, school and parents.
Each year at this time I begin to think about my new daily and weekly routine and I try to map out our school year. This time my oldest son is playing high school sports so that adds a lot of extra running to the mix. Until now both boys have played on youth and recreational leagues which take up way less time than school sports.
I am praying for God to help me make the most of each day and to get everything completed that I need to. Ephesians 5:16 says making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
My brain works best with organization so this week before school starts back here are some things that I am working on to get our school year off and running with a great start:
- Making a master list(s) of things I need to do both at home and at the school
- Writing in my personal planner and also our family calendar - adding things like the school calendar, sports schedules and other misc. things I know will be coming up such as family gatherings and church events
- Sitting down with paper and pen and jotting down my basic weekly cleaning plan and my basic weekly routine for example what day I will clean, grocery shop and run errands, etc...
- I am making a detailed prayer list for this school year for each child like Stormie Omartian talks about in her book The Power of a Praying Parent.