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Hf #008: Creating Realistic Routines for the Busy Homemaker

on August 18, 2015 by Jami Balmet 1 comment

Welcome back to the eighth episode of my brand new podcast: The Homemaking Foundations Podcast Where we give you the tools, inspiration, and encouragement you need to craft a Gospel-Centered Home. In case you missed it, you can listen in to the last episode here: Episode #007: Determining How You Should Spend Your Time as a Homemaker.

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As a busy mom of four young boys, I’ve found that I have to be very strategic in planning out my day for I don’t get done. I have to determine what the most important things for today are, because in reality, I’m not going to get everything on my “to-do” list done – and sometimes I can really only accomplish one or two things in between dishes, diaper changes, and the normal things that take up our time throughout the day.

Instead of strictly regimenting every minute of every hour of my day, I’ve learned to set priorities for the day. Certain things (like Bible study) are such a high priority that they need to get done first thing. Otherwise, the unexpected things of your day (especially life with little kids) will turn your schedule upside down and you may end up heading to bed at night feeling like you got nothing done…again.

And that’s what today’s episode is about: Creating routines throughout our day to help us better manage our homes. Let’s dive in!

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In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • How to take the priorities we made in episode #7 and turn those into routines
  • How we can learn to be realistic with our time
  • How to develop morning & evening routines
  • How to get started on it all and the next steps

[Tweet “”When I say YES to one thing, I must say NO to something else” @Moneysavingmom”]

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Links & Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

Resource of the Week:

make-over-your-mornings-300x250Makeover Your Mornings eCourse by Crystal Paine

Crystal just launched this course a couple of months ago and it rocks!! I can’t wait to start implamenting what I learned in it. It’s not a course about getting up early necessarily, it’s about making over your morning routines so you can better use your time. I’ve already been using some of the tips she shares but I started the course right before having my twins and obviously I’ve had no sort of schedule the first several weeks with newborns. Now that we are starting to get more consistent sleeping and eating patters, I hope to start some better morning routines soon. In the coming weeks or months, I hope to go through the course again and really utilize all the resources from it!

But I highly recommend you go check out the course. You can find out all about it HERE. This course really ties in perfectly with what we’ve been talking about with setting priorities and creating realistic routines and schedules. Check out the course and then let me know what you think!

Join Me For a Challenge!

In celebration of the new year and getting things into better routines and schedules, I will be going through a MYM challenge for anyone who wants to follow along. Get all the details & join in here!

Make Over Your Mornings with Jami Balmet

Crystal’s grace-filled and simple approach to forming daily routines and rituals is a breath of fresh air. It doesn’t have to take a huge amount of time to transform your homemaking – in fact, if you can commit just 10 minutes a day, you can see a HUGE improvement in your homemaking. Check out the course today!

P.S. Crystal offers a 100% money back guarantee in case the course isn’t what you expected or wasn’t helpful. Now you literally have no reason not to go check it out!

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HF #8 - Creating Realistic Routines in your Home

Get instant free access to my Finding Joy in Your Home video course.

  • Do you want to discover more joy, peace, & tranquility within your home?
  • Do you feel overwhelmed and like your house is out of control?
  • Join my free course and learn the essential habits for Christian homemakers
  1. I am LOVING listening to your podcast! This episode was great (aren’t they all?). I especially liked the tip about working out your priorities by starting with 24hours, putting realistic times on the ‘non negotiable’ jobs, and then ‘filling in’ what’s left. I tried it…and I realised that I really wasn’t wasting anywhere near as much time as I thought I was…I am simply trying to do too much! So that was really freeing! I am NOT a hopeless homemaker, I just have too much on my plate at the moment, and need to cut back on some options – which I have started doing…and I know which ones to cut back on, thanks to working out what my personal priorities are! So now I can get stuck into the nitty gritty timetabling to work out what I am doing at what times. This morning I woke up with a clear head and lots of motivation…in no small part thanks to your podcast!

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