Stressed Out? Here's How To Finally Get Organized

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Self, Family

Get yourself and your little one off to a good start this new year.

Although we think moms are superhuman, even the toughest ones need a little help here and there. Stay on top of your resolution to keep organized this year by incorporating some of these management tips into your daily schedule:

Plan Your Day Before the Kids Wake Up.

There's nothing more beautiful than the sound of sleeping children. It's so soothing that it might put you back to sleep but resist the urge for more shuteye and get up a half hour earlier than your little ones to plan your day. The peace and quiet will help you focus, and since you're not being bombarded by the wants of your kids (we know it's easy to let their demands overwhelm yours), you can really pay attention to yourself and what YOU want to accomplish that day.

Keep an Updated Filing System.

Never search through piles of paper for your son's social security card again! Organize every important document pertaining to each person in your household (this includes yourself and your spouse) into respective folders with easy-to-read labels. Filing items like tax information, dental x-rays, and birth certificates makes them harder to lose.

Read the rest of the tips over at Elizabeth Street: Management Tips For The Moms Who Need It The Most

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