The great thing about a new year is that it gives us all a chance to step back, evaluate what's working or not and try a few new things to hopefully make life just a little bit easier - something near and dear to the Inspired by Dawn brand.
That's why when I stumbled upon this article from The Today Show a few months ago I bookmarked it for myself, and to share here, around the new year. It's a few years old but it has some really practical ideas for busy moms of all ages trying to juggle it all.
The key take-away for me is planning and organizing ahead of time so you can enjoy the little things. In particular, #4 Stockpile Gear in Important Places is one tip I subscribe too, even if I don't have everything all in one neat little bin. (It's in the vicinity!) I keep a stash of essentials in the car, and in my purse, that will keep me and my little one on task most of the day (snacks, books, vitamins, first aid kit, baby wipes) and avoid unnecessary side trips.
Now I just need to work on the getting up an hour before your child and plan to be everywhere 30 minutes early. Those will take some serious planning and will power on my part! Guess I know what I need to focus on.