Sunday, August 1, 2010
Why a SAHM Needs a Good Plan
When I was a teacher I wouldn't dream of starting my day with an empty plan book. Well, OK, I did sometimes dream of it and even made it through an occasional whole day w/o written plans, but life was always easier if I had the firm foundation of a plan. When I became a stay at home mom, I did fairly well with just a general idea of what I wanted to accomplish each day but no firm plans. That lasted for two years, until I got pregnant with my second daughter. My brain and ambition quit working together and the days became a little foggy. I developed bad habits, spending too much time on the computer, ignoring the housework, and worst of all, instead of enjoying my girls I was annoyed by them and all their endless demands. I've spent the last three years chipping away at those habits and attitudes (and adding a little brother for my girls) until I finally feel I'm more in control of my life and appreciative of the great opportunity I have to enjoy my children while they are small. It occurred to me today that what I really ought to do is make a daily "lesson plan", to hep myself stay on track. This blog will be my plan book. Hopefully I won't get so caught up in all the planning/ blogging that I loose site of the doing!