This is my Mamavation Monday post for September 6, 2011
Wow! Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â It’s back to school time already! Yes, for many of you, the kids went back to school a few weeks ago, but here in Southern Ontario (Canada), the traditional first day back is the first Tuesday in September (the day after Labour Day – and no I did NOT spell that wrong – we just spell some words differently here in Canada). Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â On Tuesday, my oldest daughter Sierra will be starting Grade 1, and slowly over the next two weeks my middle daughter will transition to four year old kindergarten. Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Our routines are changing.
Back to school time….
Love it or hate it, we all have to deal with it at some point or another. Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â And lemme tell you, if it disrupts your routine, you’re not alone.
So how do I stay organized?
LOL – that’s a great question! I have three kids:
- Oldest is in school 5 days a week
- Middle is in school on Tuesdays and Thursdays and alternating Fridays – the other days she’ll be home with me until I go back to work. When I return to work she’ll then go to a daycare centre with her baby sister on Mondays and Wednesdays and alternating Fridays
- Youngest (aka “the baby”) is home with me full-time until Halloween – then I’ll return to work and she’ll go to a daycare centre full time.
I ran four times and went to one BodyPump class. Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â I was also given a free Yoga pass to the local Yoga Studio. Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â I’m going to try it out tomorrow and see how it goes, though there is no way I can afford a membership and it really doesn’t fit in with my schedule as Sunday afternoons I’ll be playing “Fall Ball” Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â (a 5 week season of co-ed three-pitch softball).
I’ll go to bed at TEN PM, get up at 5:45 (eeek!), and go for an 8k run on M/W/F and BodyPump T/TH. Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Saturday will be my longÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â run… 11k. Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â I’ll have to get up early Saturday too in order to get my run in because we’re joining two other families for a FUN cottage weekend full of swimming, jetskiiing, tubing, fishing and just hanging out.
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Question: How is your routine changing now that summer is winding down? Any go-to tips to stay organized?
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