Wednesday, February 22, 2012

12 Super Simple Time Saving Tips for Moms

Have you been reading along with me lately?  If you have, I'm sure you have noticed that I've been a bit frazzled.  I guess I forgot how crazy life was with 2 littles.....and then add in the activities and needs of 2 teenagers!  I am catching myself as I run in circles.  lol  I needed a little encouragement this week (did you read Hacked?????)

Anyway, this is what I've been listening to:

Let me start off by saying that I am eternally grateful to the inventor of mp3.  I WISH had I time to sit down and read a book (I keep adding things to my poor kindle).  Right NOW, I don't.  So I loved that this was something that I could listen to while doing other cleaning up lipstick (but I digress).

I have read ALL the organizing, home management books out there (before the babies were born, when I still had time to read).  I have gleaned a few good tidbits here and there that managed to stick.  Listening to Lorrie, however, made me believe that I COULD figure this whole thing out.  She doesn't demand that I do things her way.  She doesn't give me a one-size-fits-all schedule.  She encourages me to make my priorities my priorities and keep my eyes on the prize. 

I especially appreciated her encouragement to do the little things first.  I hate how I have a million things that need done and most of them take less than 5 minutes.  But there they sit on my to-do list, waiting for me.  I do find that my days go much more nicely when I spend the first 15 minutes doing those little jobs.  THEN I can tackle a bigger job.  AND I feel like I have done something, even if those 15 minutes are the only things that get marked off. 

I also appreciate Lorrie's reminder to take things as they come.  My priorities for my day need to revolve around my God, my husband and my children.  That might mean that I get the laundry done, bless hubby with his favorite supper and cookies and do lots of reading/game playing with the babies.  If that's all that gets done, I have had a banner day!  My priorities were my priorities, and in the end that is what matters each day.  This is a season.  In a few years there won't be any more lipstick episodes or stories to read. 

Thank you Lorrie for reminding me of that!

Let Lorrie share her heart with you!  You can get 12 Super Simple Time Saving Tips for Moms at Eternal for $6.97 and can start listening right away!  Trust me, you will be glad that you did.

***I received this product for free in exchange for a fair review as part of the Gabby Moms program.***


Mukkove Johnson said...

Running in circles is no fun. Sorry life has been frazzling. What a great reminder of how focusing on priorities can straighten things out and calm our spirits. I pray your new focus sticks really well!

Cindy said...

Oh, Carie, you are sooo right that the days will come all too quickly when you won't have lipstick to clean up and too much 'free' time!
It's also true that we each have our own priorities, we are all unique. Loved your review, thanks!

Laurie said...

Sounds like a great lesson for all of us!
And, yes, the inventor of the mp3 should get a great big hug! I can listen while I'm doing other tasks...though when it's Lorrie speaking, I tend to focus on her words solely... ;)

Lady Of Virtue said...

Hi Carie, Great post- it's nice getting to know you more, which i feel as though i do through your writing.

Jenifer said...

Great review!