Helpful Hump-day Hints 08.14.13

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Believe it or not there are only two more weekends until Labor Day weekend. This makes me sad! I love summer. Everything seems to slow down and it gives you time to just relax. Fall is a season I love too though, and to make lemonade out of lemons it is also nice to get back to routines! I am making three master lists of what I would like to accomplish as these precious summer weekends wind down

HHH#1 – Make a list of anything left we want to do with Olivia this summer. Museums, Day Trips, Parks, Playgrounds – what did we do already that she loved and want to do one more time (she asks every single time we get in the car if we are going to Sesame Place… I’m serious – every time, can you imagine her disappointment when we pull up to the grocery store??), What places have we not gotten to yet and want to try out. Next cross reference this list to our calendars and pencil in the events!

HHH#2 Make a back to school list for Olivia and a “Back to the Grind” list for Larry and I. This will absolutely entail a trip to Staples (one of my fav stores! Colorful markers and binders and post-it notes!) Olivia is staring pre-school so we got her first supply list.

HHH#3 It’s Google Calendar time! Time to make sure all of our ducks are in a row, babysitters confirmed, activities in place, social calendar blocked off, and a master house-to-do list timeline. We have taken it easy from home renovations this summer, but we want to get back on track to have some more rooms redone by the holidays. We will be planning and programming the months of September – December. I am hoping this fall will include a 40th (!) birthday party for me, a Halloween party for Olivia, and some sort of holiday open house. Time to get the party planning juices flowing and inspirational folders going!

For more on how my family manages our Google Calendar – check out this post: How to Keep Track of Your Schedule.

How are you getting organized for the fall? Leave me a comment with a helpful hump-day hint!

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