I’ve been trying to tackle my schedule with a Time Management for Busy Moms course from Lisa Tanner Writing. We were provided with access to Balancing Diapers and Deadlines for review purposes as part of the Homeschool Review Crew. All opinions are our own.
Being a mom is a full-time job. Trying to add on anything to earn some income, whether full or part-time, can be extremely challenging. This is especially true if you are trying to do the work from home.
Sometimes you need someone to provide you with some common sense things that will help you achieve a sense of balance.
About Balancing Diapers and Deadlines
Balancing Diapers and Deadlines is a course developed to help busy moms find some balance so they no longer feel like they are failing at all the things.
Lisa Tanner is sharing her best tips that helped her find the elusive balance.
She is a homeschooling mom of 8 who works virtually from her home while also managing a homestead.
The course has over 30 SHORT lessons. No video that takes more time to share what she has to say. It is all text based.
And each lesson has a “baby step” for you to do as you walk through the course. Occasionally, that baby step is to send her a quick email to say how things are going and ask questions.
While the course title implies having real little kids, the tips contained inside can apply to ANY mompreneur out there.
My Thoughts on Time Management for Busy Moms Using Balancing Diapers and Deadlines
I am all for the practical.
Lisa’s course is all about practical application. And finding what works for YOUR situation.
I no longer have kids in diapers. And having teens in the house means I have some extra help with my youngest son when it is needed. However, that has not always been the case.
I started the blog back before J was born. Through his early years, I was balancing homeschooling along with growing the site with product reviews. Even though I was only paid in product, I still had deadlines to meet.
Fast forward to now. I have a part-time job out of the house as well as homeschooling the younger 2 boys and running my 2 websites. It can be a LOT to balance at times.
Even though some of the things Lisa mentions in the class were not new to me, I find that repeated exposure to ideas can be helpful. One of my most ‘productive’ times with homeschooling and life, in general, was when I was still pregnant with J. We had 9 weeks of using a workbox method which had the older boys working independently on many subjects at their own pace. Lisa’s equivalent is to have a family meeting each day and lay out expectations. But, there isn’t necessarily a hard and fast schedule of events that people need to stick to that day.
Rather than the fixed schedule, it is a system and routine approach. That way things with a fixed time can have a flow of other things around them.
I have not finished going through all the material. However, I am optimistic that the tips will continue to provide ah-ha moments for me so improvement can happen.
Is Balancing Diapers and Deadlines something that would be helpful to you?
How do you balance your obligations?
Don’t just take my word for how we found this to be. Visit the Lisa Tanner Writing on the Homeschool Review Crew website to see what other homeschooling parents thought about this resource.