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No matter what time of the year, I am mom to two school aged girls. That means we are constantly on the go with after school and weekend extra-curricular activities.
In the spring time months, these activities include dance recital practice, rehearsals, pictures and even the big recital.
We also are knee deep in spring soccer season with practice and weekly Sunday games.
Plus, even though religion has recently ended for this school year with my oldest having received her first Holy Communion, we still have Girl Scouts meetings and trips upcoming, as well. So, our daily schedules are just hectic and insane.
But is your head spinning yet from all we have going on here?
Well, trust me I don’t have time to deal with aches, pains or to slow down one bit to smell the spring flowers!
But how do I keep going with our daily schedules?
Here are some ways I do keep going with our daily schedules…
5 Ways for Moms to Keep Going with Their Hectic Daily Schedules
1. Make sure to keep a planner.
I not only have use my phone calendar, but I also use a physical planner, such as this to keep track of all our daily scheduled events. It helps not only keep me organized, but from forgetting anything crucial or important from our daily schedules.
2. Try to stick to activities that are doable.
I once said that we wouldn’t do more than we could keep up with. But my girls had other ideas. Thus the crazy schedule I laid out above. However, I still reserve the right to veto an activity if it isn’t age appropriate or even if it just isn’t doable with our current daily schedules, too.
3. Do homework before if possible.
I am a big believer that school work still comes first. Maybe it is the former teacher that resides in me. But still I try very hard to make sure to get most if not all of the written homework is done before we attend extra curricular activities. The one exception is reading as I like to do that before bedtime if possible to help my girls unwind after the long, crazy day.
4. Have snacks/drinks that are portable (recipe).
My girls usually will complain of being hungry or even thirsty when we are out and about. So, I try to make sure that drinks and snacks are healthy and portable for our daily schedules. That said, I am happily sharing a new favorite portable snack I made that my girls have been enjoying while we are out and about. Even my picky eater approves this one!
5. Use TYLENOL® when necessary.
Well, for starters, I have admitted here that I have been known to suffer from headaches and even lower back issues in the past. So, it is crucial for me to be able to control both of these issues when they do rear their ugly head.
For those times, I try to use over the counter medication from my local Target, specifically TYLENOL® products, such as Extra Strength TYLENOL®, which is a temporary relief of minor aches, such as headaches, backaches, minor pain of arthritis, toothaches, muscular aches, and even premenstrual and menstrual cramps.
Sometimes, I use TYLENOL® 8 HR Muscle Aches & Pain for more prolonged help with many of the same symptoms.
Now onto that yummy and healthy on the go snack option…
No Bake Loaded Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Balls (Gluten Free)
- 2 to 2 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 1/3 crushed walnuts
- 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
- 1/3 c mini chocolate chips
- 1/2 c dried coconut
- 1/2 -2/3 cup peanut butter 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon sugar
- optional 2 tsp coconut flour or GF flour if you want to adjust the batter’s thickness.
- Add your nuts, oats, chocolate chips, dried coconut, cinnamon sugar and mix together in mixing bowl
- Next add your peanut butter. Stir again.
- Finally, Add in your vanilla extract and honey a little bit a time. Mixing between pours. Adjust the amount of honey you use depending batter’s thickness. You might need more or less.
- Mix again.
- Before rolling, chill batter in fridge for 20 minutes. That way it’s easier to roll later.
- Roll into 1-1.5 inch balls and place on cookie tray or plastic ware with parchment paper underneath.
- Let them freeze for 20-30 minutes.
- Dust with additional cinnamon if desired.
- Keep in fridge or freezer for up to 6 weeks.
Now that you have that easy, but healthy recipe, what more could you need to deal with the hectic daily schedules?
Well, don’t forget any of the above, especially Extra Strength TYLENOL® or TYLENOL® 8 HR Muscle Aches & Pain.
Just remember spring and the hectic schedules only last so long, moms. That said here is to hoping for some quieter time during summer vacation.
How has your spring schedules been so far?
Tell me in the comments…
**”I am not a medical expert, and this post is not medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. ©Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. 2017. The third party trademarks used herein are trademarks of their respective owners.”