Monday, November 15, 2010

What Do I Do With All Of Those School Calendars?

I have two children, who are both in school – two separate ones (middle and pre) to be exact. We have SO many important papers that we have to refer to on an almost daily basis for each girl. We have the school lunch calendar, the calendar that tells us when gym day is and when library books are due, the school calendar that lists days off and testing dates, the preschool assisting calendar, the preschool lesson plan calendar, the instrumental music lesson calendar – and the list goes on! We also have school illness guidelines (when to keep your child home), the religious education calendar, and phone lists from the schools for scheduling play dates. It’s overwhelming! Since these are things that we refer to often, I don’t want to get them mixed in with all of the other paperwork – mail, homework, flyers from school – so a few years ago I started to tape everything up on the inside of our kitchen cabinets. This works out great for us – when the cabinets are closed – no mess! But we are in a routine – myself, my husband, and even our 9-year-old – and we check the schedules inside the cupboard every night to prepare the girls for school the next day. This has worked out great for us!

What is one of your favorite organizational tips for keeping all of the kid’s school info accessible?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thank you!

Today was a crazy day at work and at home, but I made sure to take time to thank a veteran for all that they did for us. You don't need to wait until Veteran's Day to honor or thank someone for serving. I think my little one and I are going to take a trip to the cemetery tomorrow in honor of my grandfather who served in WWII. She was quite little when her great grandfather passed away, but I would like to help her get to know him through pictures and stories. Thank you to all of the men and women who have served in the past or are currently serving to protect our country, our freedom, our families and friends. And thank you to their families for the sacrifices that they make to support our military.

God bless America!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Kids Say...

My four-year-old is so darn cute (as I am sure all four-year-old's are...) -- she is becoming fiercely independent and she got herself dressed for bed tonight and came downstairs to say, "Mommy, can you help me? This button took the other button's hole!" Darn buttons -- you have to watch them so closely -- they are sneaky like that! ;)