This is my Mamavation Monday post for September 6, 2011
Wow! 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). 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. 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. 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. I was also given a free Yoga pass to the local Yoga Studio. 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” (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. Saturday will be my long run… 11k. 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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