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August 10, 2012

Organized Mom-Zine

August 2012

Thank you for reading the August issue of the Organized Mom-Zine bringing you quick tips and support to help you get your family organized.

The last month of summer is here and it's always bittersweet. Transitions of any kind bring stress for many families. The transition from the carefree days of summer to the structure of the school year can create...shall we say...conflict? Maybe it's just my family, but I don't think so.

I've dedicated this issue to survival tips for a smooth Fall season. Let's start with an oldie but goodie: bedtime routine.Does your child go to bed at a reasonable hour so that you can enjoy your evening? Be honest. Mine totally don't. So take a peek at four important tips to establish a bedtime routine. Now is the time to have a plan.

Some families maintain a consistent bedtime throughout the year, but if you (like me) slack off a little during the summer months, then don't miss this article to get your kids back on track in the evening.

Okay, true confessions: Do you have an adorable, sweet, but super-disorganized child? I thought I was the more organized mom in the world until my third little sprout--he taught me that I need an entirely new system to help him organize his life.

See what you think of this extreme measure to help your child organize his clothes. The more you go back to basics, the easier it is for your child to manage his or her belongings.

Just about any problem with disorganization can be improved by eliminating the clutter and extra stuff. Most of us are guilty of excess--too many clothes, toys, shoes, just STUFF. You can help your kids stay organized by limiting their belongings.

If you haven't yet established a chores system for your kids, now is the time to figure out what works for you and your family. Are your kids productive? or lazy? Do they pick up their things? Put their dishes in the sink or dishwasher? Put their clothes away? Can you tell just by looking in a room what activities have taken place because no one put anything away?

If you'd like to have more responsible kids, you are not alone. Wouldn't it be awesome if your kids did a little more? Have you ever wondered how some people get their kids to do chores? If you're tired of doing more than your fair share of the work, picking up stuff off the floor that you didn't even put there (can I get an AMEN?) then it's worth a peek...

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:D Lorin

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