Thursday, January 3, 2008

Family Traditions and Staying Organized at Larger Families

Two new posts over at Larger Families. OK, one of them is brand new, the other is one from last month that I totally forgot to link to from here.


In December, the Moms-of-Many wrote about their families and their holiday traditions. What's mine? Making memories, for the most part. But a few of our traditions are a little untraditional:


... We get the tree at the last minute, string it with tiny lights and decorate it with silvery ornaments while listening to Christmas music (and trying to stop the baby from eating the glass balls). We leave cookies and whiskey by the fireplace for Santa -- a family joke, but one my father and my husband love. ...[More]

My most-recent post there is about organization, and how staying organized is my key to staying (relatively) sane:


... There are a lot of things to coordinate: My work schedule. My freelance deadlines. My husband's work schedule. Daycare and preschool drop off and pick up for the youngest two kids. School and school-related activites for the older three kids. The older kids' mom and stepdad and their schedules need to be taken into consideration when making travel plans and, since the big kids are with us for most of their school vacations plus a long weekend every month or so, there's a lot of travel going on. Birthdays. School vacations. Soccer practice. Track practice. Debate meets. Karate. (And something else I'm sure I've forgotten because I don't have my list with me as I'm writing this.)

A calendar is essential, and ours is also electronic. Google Calendar, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways... [More]


Missed my earlier posts? Here's a link. And, while you're there, check out all of the contributions at Larger Families; even if your family is of a smaller size, there's still a lot of great tips, advice, and stories to read and relate to.

2 comments:

Lylah said...

Hi Lylah...I couldn't help come visit you....as I'm Lylah (too)...no kidding...in my 54 years of life, I've never met anyone with the same spelling...you're absolutely beautiful.

i'm at lylahledner.blogspot.com and moneymakingmamas.org

blessings to you! lylah

Lylah M. Alphonse said...

Hi, Lylah! You're the first one that I've met with the same spelling, too! I'm very glad you found my site.. looking forward to visiting yours...