Bringing on the New Year

Happy New Year Everyone! I can’t believe how fast this year has flown by. We gained a puppy, our youngest turned one and oldest six, our 3-year-old is reading, my marriage is stronger than ever, my family has grown by one person, and school will be over this new year! I can’t believe all the amazing things we have done and we have in store for this new year.

 

I’m going to be improving myself now this new year. I have goals set and I am sticking to them! I have started using this new face mask and it has been AMAZING! My skin feels so soft after them. They’re made by pureandsimpleformoms on etsy. They’re seriously the best thing ever and the best part is that they are all organic. So, you’re not putting any chemicals o your face that will make you have a rash or something in that nature. Personally, they work wonders for me and I hope they do you as well. I go to the gym 5-6 days a week and started to really work hard keeping up with maintaining and losing the weight rather than gaining! Especially this holiday season.

I also got my new planner that I am so excited to start using! I now have a planner for pretty much everything. Everyday life, cleaning, organizing, holidays, financing, letters to my kids, mood tracker, and also my faith journal. Yes I have decided to regrow in y faith and become a catholic. This is where my spiritual guide has lead me and I am excited to see how far it takes me. This year has been full of new changes and this new year will only continue to get better.

 

I’ve learned to just get along with other people. Some people will never change and it’s better to get along with people than to constantly bicker. Especially for my children. They deserve the world and that what I am going to give them. No matter how hard it may get sometimes it’ll all be worth it when they grow up. They may not remember much when they get older about what presents they got, or where they went, but they will remember how you acted and towards people they love.

 

This new year is going to be a great one for me and I am excited! I cannot wait for things to start happening and changing. They’re so many new surprises coming and I cannot wait to share them with you all. This is going to be my best year yet! I’m not going to make this post long because I know everyone has goals to set and is going to star5t working towards them today, right? Let’s make this our year!

 

Happy New Year

Ginger Mama

How I started Planning

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Before I got married, I was so unorganized. I didn’t have a care in the world. I would go day by day, hour by hour. Finding things to do and missing already scheduled things. I would have plans with a friend I would forget about, doctors appointments I would miss, or even family events I’d miss. It became a huge problem for me to be quite honest. When I got married though we had a total of three kids right off the bat. Our son and then his two girls, so I had no room for missed dates anymore. I had to do something and fast.

I began searching online on how to become more organized and one day I decided to put it into affect. I decided to make a binder filled with all the things i had to do that day, week, and month. At first it was going great, I wasn’t missing or forgetting about a thing! Except I started to realize that I was slacking on my cleaning, bad.. My husband would get upset over this terribly, and it would cause us to get into an argument. Finally, I had enough and decided to add a cleaning schedule to my binder. once I inserted that, things started to run more smoothly around the house.

I was seeing a happier husband which made for a happier wife. i then began making my own inserts for my binder. Which I won’t lie, it was pretty difficult. Everything started to fall into place for me. I felt like I had everything under control until I had to start taking care of my father-in-law. He has Alzheimer’s and I take him to the doctors, visit him daily, go to the gym with him, and do his pills. Well it started to put a huge damper in my schedule, because I couldn’t find time to do everything in one day. I had to completely redo all of my inserts again to work around him as well. I began to forget things that I was told to do or appointments I made that day and it started to get really upsetting for me. I then created this insert to be able to jot down any information I needed to Blog topics, doctors appointments, refill reminders, basically anything I needed them for.

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Once I FINALLLLLLLY  got organized again life decided to knock me down one last time. I started to forget groceries! I would go to cook a meal and not have all the ingredients that I needed to make it. After doing that about 6 times I decided to make a weekly and monthly meal planning kit. This helped a lot because I shop every month and sometimes every two weeks for groceries. Next to my weekly kit had an ingredients section so I know what I need every time. This helped me because I could check my pantry, fridge, and freezer every week for the ingredients. You may wonder why I use both monthly and weekly, and that is a question I love to answer. I do it because when we go shopping at the end of each month I can compare which ingredients I need exactly for the month so we are not over or under stocked. I then do the weekly planning because it shows me what I need for that week and if I used it already I know I need to get more before that day. I try to stay as organized as possible.

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Ginger Mama

My book of life

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I take this with me everywhere I go! It has everything from my important dates,my father-in-laws medication list, my kids doctors information, my cleaning schedule, weekly meal planning, monthly and yearl goals, and also daily/weekly tasks to get done. This book is a life savior.

Sometimes when I misplace it, I feel like i am going to go insane without it. With all my schoolwork that I have to do and everything else with the kids and my family it gets too hard to go without it. Lately Ive needed it more and more. I just started to learn to make new inserts and I cannot wait to share them with my subscribers. I will have links to where you can print them off. I will be selling packets though on my Etsy shop that I have.

I make crib bedding and personalized name door decor. Trying to always stay on top of things is really hard. especially when you just feel overwhelmed. I get that way a lot since my husband broke his femur and has been home a lot. I feel like I have 3-5 kids to take care of! I sometimes let the housework slack becuase I dont know how to handle it all, but I always get back on track. always.

Even when I really dont want to do my schoolwork (like tonight), I still get it done because I have to. I have been struggling a lot lately on how to juggle everything, but with a little optimism and faith I can pull right out of that funk. Planners are fun to have and are very helpful for a woman like me!

 

Ginger Mama