Hey guys! Today on the blog I have Eve, from Life with Cupcakes, talking to us about time management and how she manages time now that she is a new Momma.
Take it away Eve!
Take it away Eve!
Hi! My name is Eve, and I'm from Life with Cupcakes. I am a 25 year old full-time working mom to a sweet little babe, referred to as Cupcake on my blog. I started my blog about one year ago when the Cupcake was just one month old. My blog is like a journal, where I write about all things pertaining to life as a new mom and all kinds of other stuff. I was so excited to get the opportunity to guest post here on Lisa's blog. I love seeing her posts and her awesome pictures with her little family. Lately, she has been super busy and that is where I come in.
Like Lisa, I too struggle with time and getting things done around here and making time to post a little something on my blog. If it isn't one thing it is definitely another when you are a busy mom. One thing I have been really good at lately has been time management. To be honest, I never really struggled with it before I had my daughter. It is when I became a mom that I realized how important time was.
Now you have doctors appointments, play dates, feedings, diaper changes, baths, story time, etc. and that is not even including the things you need to get done for yourself. AY CARAMBA! In the beginning when the Cupcake was a lot younger I never really made time to actually enjoy her as much because I was so busy getting things done around the house and also getting things done for her. When I realized I wasn't spending so much time with her I stepped on the breaks. I finally took the time to think about what was important and what wasn't.
My time with my daughter is limited because I am a full time working mom. I had to learn to manage my time so that I wouldn't lose those precious moments that I know I wouldn't get back. It was really simple, all you have to do is set up a plan. I made sure that I didn't miss spending time with my daughter because I was too worried about cleaning the bathtub. My plan is simple and effective. I basically get home and smother the Cupcake with love for a little bit, I don't put a time on it because everyday is different and it really depends on her mood. After that I get all her things ready for dinner, her daddy feeds her while I am cooking dinner and washing any dishes that need to be washed. Any extra seconds I have in between I get stuff ready for the next day. When her naptime comes around, I take advantage and clean things that look dirty, pay some bills online, and snuggle with the Mr. Once she is awake, we play with her some more until its her bedtime, which is 9pm. Once she's asleep, I have one hour to finish up anything else that I would like to get done. When grocery shopping time rolls along we just make it a family fun trip and it works out pretty well. Before this plan, I was always doing something besides spending time with my daughter.
It all boils down to just choosing what is important at the moment and what can wait til later. It is about taking advantage of every second you have, and you'd be surprised on how much more time you actually have.
Stop by my blog and say hello and let me know what how you manage your time.
Thanks Eve! We all know that time management is important in our lives and essential when we have little ones. We want to spend as much time as we can with our baby's before they grow up and are no longer babies. Or before they turn three right before your eyes :(
So anyone have tips on how they manage their time?