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Time Management Tips for Busy Moms

Being a mom is a full time job in itself yet, there are mothers who are able to manage being a full time mom and having a career as well.  The secret to striking a healthy balance between the two is effective time management. Here are some steps that can help you manage time.

1. Organize.  Managing time starts with putting order in the way things are done.  Organize your home or work place in a manner that promotes efficiency in performing tasks.  Designating specific storage areas for tools or equipments for household tasks and at work minimizes the risk of losing items and spending time looking for them.  A frantic mom looking for car keys during morning rush is a common scenario in hectic households. After organizing the workplace, it is time to identify and prioritize tasks that need to be done on a daily basis.

2. Prioritize and Delegate. List down the tasks according to their urgency and find the best time to put them in your schedule.  This will give you an idea on whether you can cope with the tasks yourself or if there is a need to delegate.

3. Look for ways to save on time.  Schedule tasks and errands that require travel according to proximity.  Taking the kids to school, going to the office, picking up the grocery or shopping for clothes and other necessities, require some travelling.  One can save on travel time by scheduling these tasks together.  For instance, moms can drop the kids to school and swing by Madison Avenue Mall for furs just before going to work then stop by the grocery after picking the kids up from school.

There are more time management techniques that busy moms can adapt to make their lives less stressful.  Practicing these three steps should set them off on a good start in taming time.

9 comments found

  1. These are terrific ideas, and something everyone should follow through with..I know sometimes things get crazy when i am rushing one to school this way in the morning and another in the opposite way.. Thanks for sharing @tisonlyme143 I still need twitter followers if anyone can help me out @tisonlyme143 THANKS

  2. These ideas I could have used when my kids were growing up. Going to sent this to my daughter who is so busy she hardly has time to sleep. Thanks for sharing!

  3. My biggest problem is organization. I commute 2 hours a day, work 9 and then run errands. So when I get home, I just pile everything on the island or the kitchen table so I can rest. Of course, then there is my almost 2 year old who makes it her goal to take everything out of the cupboards, toy boxes, etc which probably doesn’t help the whole organization issues!

  4. Thanks for the valuable information on time management. This is one area that I definitely need help in. Thanks again for the awesome info.

  5. Great suggestions! Life can get so hectic as a mom sometimes, I must lose my keys on a daily basis, always when I’m in a hurry of course! I definitely need to learn how to prioritize and organize to make life simpler!

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