By: Sri Hatharasinghe-Gerschler, M.A.
I am full-time working mom of two toddlers. I love spending time with my kids, but I also have get things done around the house. In past year, I have discovered ways to make my life easier and spend more time with my kids and I thought I would share them here with you to get your new year off to a great start.
Cook/Prep 5 Dinners On One Day
This will save you time in the kitchen and when you get home from work you’ll have dinner made. I usually prep 5-6 dinners on Sundays. I love having already cooked meals because it frees up those precious minutes that I can devote to my kiddos.
Do One Load Of Laundry A Day
If your house is like mine, the laundry never stops. I start one load of laundry when I get home from work and then I put it in the dryer after my kids take a bath. Now I don’t spend my weekends washing clothes which means more park time with the kids.
Make Lunches And Snacks The Night Before
My kids eat ALL the time and I like them to eat healthy food. I make the kids lunch the night before and put it in the fridge. I also cut up fresh fruit and veggies so they have easily accessible snacks during the day.
Clean as you go. I clean after breakfast, lunch and dinner. I also tell me kids they can take one toy out at a time. They must return the toy to get a new one (this cuts down on the mess). I also clean one room a day. My house stays cleaner this way and I don’t waste my weekends cleaning.