Welcome to www.OnlineOrganizing.com -- A World Of Organizing Solutions Your Order Your Shopping Cart About Us Contact Us Site Map
Do You Need Help Getting Organized?Shop For Organizing And Business Development ProductsProfessional Organizing ServicesFind A Seminar, Workshop, Or Keynote SpeakerRead Our Two Free Monthly NewslettersFree Organizing Tips And AdviceResources For Professional OrganizersLearn How To Become A Professional OrganizerUseful Organizing Website LinksUseful Organizing Website Links

Search for:


You Are Here: Home - Blogs

NEW! - Keywords For This Page:   Family - Time Management - Tips And Tricks

Blog: Life Management

Try as you may, household duties like cleaning, cooking, and grocery shopping often end up on the weekend To-Do List.   If everyone in the family pitches in to get things done together, everyone can also move on to more pleasurable activities.  The idea is to work together so you can have more time to play individually or together. 
You really need to plan your weekend activities ahead of time, because wonderful weekends don't just happen; they need to be planned at family meeting times with the whole family present.  Family councils eliminate the pitfall of assuming that you know what your spouse or your children like to do.  This can be a major cause of miscommunication. 
Some family council tips are:

*        Allow each child to run the meeting to help build self-confidence and develop
    leadership and negotiating skills. 
*        Family time should be a prerequisite for every weekend plan. 
*        Pick a day that there will not likely be a conflict to hold these regular gatherings in
    which everyone is expected to participate. 
*       Avoid using the TV as a gathering activity because it can stifle communication and set
   up a non-verbal atmosphere where feelings and emotions are seldom expressed.
Planning together is important, but as parents be ready to be flexible if sickness or unexpected events occur.  Too much scheduling can cause stress, so allow spontaneity to happen now and then.
Even "wasting" some time together can be okay every so often.  Maybe the tradition of "porch sitting" needs to be revived.  Get ready though, the neighbors will probably think you've locked yourself out of the house!

posted on: 5/27/2008 12:00:00 PM by Judy Warmington
category: The Mental Side

Life Management: < Previous Post - Next Post >
Blog Central: < Previous Post - Next Post >

Discuss This Post

There are no comments.

Add a comment about this post:
(Note: To reduce blogspam, HTML tags are not permitted in blog comments and will be removed)
Please Enter The Following Code:
In order to cut down on SPAM, we ask that you enter the code exactly as shown in image below. If you can't read the code, simply select "Load New Code" and a different graphic will appear. Cookies must be enabled on your web browser.
Code Image - Please contact webmaster if you have problems seeing this image code Load New Code
Powered by Web Wiz CAPTCHA version 2.01
Copyright ©2005-2006 Web Wiz


Life Management

by Judy Warmington

View This Blog

   Subscribe To This Blog

About Judy:

Judy Warmington, Woman Time Management (owner) -- Busy wife, mother of three adult/married children, grandmother of 10 (5 boys and 5 girls!), former high school teacher (M.A. from W.M.U.), Speaker, Author, Radio Personality, and Trainer of Professional Organizers.

Judy's Website:


Judy's Products:

Add this page to your Bookmarks!

E-mail this page to a friend!

www.OnlineOrganizing.com is a service mark of Bradford, LLC.
Content on this site is © Bradford, LLC, All rights reserved.

If you notice any problems with this site, please contact our webmaster.
And if you don't see what you need you are welcome to "ask the organizer" any question!

To see what people are saying about www.OnlineOrganizing.com, check out our visitor comments.

Click here to view our privacy policy.

Calendar Of Organizing Holidays And Events Blog Central Sign Up For Our Free Online Newsletters Join The Conversation At Our Organizing Discussion Board Advertise Your Company On Our Website Be An Affiliate Of www.OnlineOrganizing.com
Check Us Out On FaceBook