05 October 2014

A Sunday Well Spent



The amount of planning that takes place on Sundays is directly reflected in the quality of my week, and that of my family. 

There are a number of things I do every Sunday in preparation for the upcoming week, and if these things don't happen, we all feel it. We all feel the stress of the Wednesday night freak-out about the math test the next day...

  1. Plan meals for the week.
  2. Buy groceries - I try to keep it fresh, so I split this into two trips within the week. A mid-week trip to the grocery store is admittedly much easier to swing since the kids are all in school. 
  3. Clean out the fridge (easier to bring home groceries with a clean fridge!)
  4. Change the sheets
  5. Haul dirty laundry down to the laundry room (save the actual task for Monday)
And if I have a ridiculously unproductive Sunday and nothing from that list happens, the one thing I must do is sit down with my planner and schedule the week. I check emails from teachers, sort through school papers, check PTO schedule, check activities, schedule tests, when library books are due, etc. The goal is no surprises/meltdowns the night before!

I love when Natalie sits down with me, with her planner and her back pack, and prepares for her own week. At 11 years old she finds peace in preparation, just like me.
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9 comments:

  1. Yes planning is very important. I am working on planning my meals for the week that is something I dont have the hang of yet.

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    1. I just plan for Monday through Thursday. We go out or order in on Fridays and my hubby cooks on the weekend. If I plan for more than four meals food always goes to waste, so I keep it simple!

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  2. Leading my example, the best way to teach a child!xx

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    1. Agreed! And most of the time we don't even realize it's happening.

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  3. What a sweet tradition. By the way, my name is Natalie too! I am glad you left your link on the Facebook thread Your blog looks really cute. I want to check out some of your decorating posts. :)

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    1. Natalie is a beautiful name! I hope you enjoy the decorating posts. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. What a beautiful site you have here! Glad to meet you through the 31 Dayer facebook thread. I have a 12 year old and, like you, I love when we have peaceful moments together. And I love Sundays!
    Blessings,
    Renee

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    1. With three kids the peaceful moments are rare and cherished. Thank you for the kid words about my blog! Very much appreciated!

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  5. YES! I love to plan on Sunday :) I realize what a necessity it is now.

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