Saturday, March 30, 2013

Tips for Stay-at-Home Mom

Being organized and working according to a timetable are very important when you are a stay at home mom.

Being organized can help reduce stress to a great extent and give a mom a few extra hours of much needed and deserved free time.

Unfortunately, not all mothers work according to a schedule.

They become so occupied with raising and caring for their children they have less time to take care of themselves.

They neglect their skin, hair, weight, etc. and end up stressed out and unhappy.
Below are a few tips to help such mothers.

Time saving tips for stay at home moms

Time is essential and as a mother you should know how to divide it accordingly so your kids and you including your husband will benefit from it.

One way of doing this is to have a timetable/schedule written out of the daily chores you have to attend to.

Many claim mothers have good memories but when the workload gets to be too much even moms can forget things.

Grocery Shopping Tips for Stay at Home Moms

Always remember to write down the groceries you need on paper before you go shopping.

This saves you the time and trouble of having to go back to the store if you’ve forgotten to buy something.

Cooking Tips for Stay at Home Moms

Make a menu card for the meals you plan to cook for the whole week.

Keep a separate place in the kitchen wall for the menu cards.

You can use a display board and pin the cards on it.

I use a white board and every Sunday write out the menus for the week ahead on it.

House Cleaning Tips for Stay at Home Moms

If you want your kids to grow up in a clean and healthy home keep it free of dust and dirt.

Make sure there’s enough ventilation to allow a free flow of fresh air to circulate throughout the house.

Don’t allow dust to gather on table tops, shelves, etc.

For homes which are fully carpeted vacuum according to how often the carpeted room is used.

If the room is used everyday then vacuum carpet daily. For rooms which aren’t used often vacuum carpet twice a week.

Carpets should be professionally cleaned once a year.

Drapes/curtains should be vacuumed weekly and washed annually.

Laundry Tips for Stay at Home Moms

Don’t wait till the laundry piles up.

Instead wash clothes when you have enough for a load or two.

How to Pay Bill Tips for Stay at Home Moms

Pay your bills on time.

People who don’t have had their homes and cars taken away from them, water, gas and electricity turned off.

Try not to use money which has been set aside for paying bills for dinners and movies, to go shopping (for things which you don’t need), to take a holiday, etc.

Homework Tips for Stay at Home Moms

Set a time for your kids to do homework preferably when you can join them too. In this way you can see their progress at school and assist them if they need help.

Once they finish their homework make sure they've packed their schoolbooks and have their clothes ready for school the next day.

Bedtime Tips for Stay at Home Moms

Have a warm glass of milk with a teaspoon of honey added to it before retiring to bed at night.

It will help you get a good night’s sleep.

Keep a notebook next to your bedside table in case you need to write down something you have to get done the next day which you might forget when the new day dawns.

Health Tips For Stay At Home Moms

To rid your body of toxins:

Drink 6-8 glasses of water every day. Have a glass of lukewarm water with 1-2 drops of lemon juice first thing in the morning.

Take your daily quota of fiber (18gm – 24 gm a day). Oatmeal, bran and beans are just some of the foods rich in fiber.

Do a sea salt water flush. Make sure to add a drop or two of lemon juice to the salt water as this helps to remove the unpleasant salty taste making it easier to drink.

Go to a salon and treat yourself to a scalp massage, facial and pedicure once a month.

Invest in a Timeworks Fx exercise machine to keep in shape.

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