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From the mind of a Mom of four…

Spring is a time of renewal and growth. But Spring can also be busy with kids because of the combination of school commitments, extracurricular activities, more outdoor play, and seasonal events.  As a mom of four, I know that surviving the transition to spring can be quite a juggling act, but with some organization and self-care, you can make the most of this season while keeping your sanity intact. Here are some tips:

  1. Create a Spring Calendar. Spring often brings a flurry of activities like sports events, school functions, and outdoor activities. Keep track of all these events by creating a shared family calendar. This can be digital or physical, whichever works best for your family. Make sure everyone knows where it is and update it regularly.
  2. Outdoor Fun: Take advantage of the warmer weather and longer days by spending more time outdoors. Plan family outings to parks, playgrounds, or nature trails. Not only is this a great way to bond as a family, but it also helps burn off some of that excess energy your kids may have pent up from being cooped up indoors during the colder months.
  3. Spring Clean as a Family: Get everyone involved in spring cleaning. Assign age-appropriate tasks to each child and make it a fun activity by turning on some music and offering small rewards for a job well done. Not only does this lighten your workload, but it also teaches your kids valuable life skills.
  4. Remember Self Care: Amidst all the chaos, don’t forget to take care of yourself. Schedule some “me time” each day, even if it’s just for a few minutes. Whether it’s reading a book, taking a relaxing bath, or going for a walk, prioritize activities that help you recharge and rejuvenate.
  5. Stay Flexible: Despite your best efforts, things may not always go according to plan, and that’s okay. Learn to go with the flow and adapt to whatever challenges come your way. Being flexible will help reduce stress and make the season more enjoyable for everyone.

Remember busy periods are temporary and they will eventually pass. Maintain a positive attitude and focus on what you can control. By staying organized and taking care of yourself along the way, you can navigate through the busy times with greater ease and resilience.