Time Management for Moms Who Love Their 8 to 5

It’s a struggle for parents to balance the demands of work and family life. And, it’s especially tough if you have small children at home. But there are ways to manage time well when you’re busy with your toddler:

  1. Set reminders.
  2. Prepare things in advance.
  3. Prioritize your to-do list.
  4. Let go of perfectionism.
  5. Meal prep.
  6. Exercise for energy.
  7. Batch similar tasks together.
  8. Don’t be afraid to ask for help – family, friends, and babysitters.
  9. Don’t multitask – it’s not possible to do well at multiple things at once anyway!
  10. There are a lot of ways parents can manage time well while they’re busy taking care of their little ones!
  11. Conclusion

Set reminders.

  • Use your phone’s calendar. Your phone’s calendar is a great way to keep track of important events and reminders, but it can also be a source of stress if you’re not careful. Make sure that all of the things you need to remember are in there, and then don’t forget about them.
  • Add notes to your planner or planner app on your phone (or even use paper ones). If you use a physical planner, write down everything on it as soon as possible so that when you look at it later at night while laying in bed with your toddler, everything will be fresh in mind!
  • Put all tasks on whiteboards around house (and get someone else involved!). If there’s one thing toddlers love doing (besides eating), it’s finding new things around their homes—and if they find those things because someone has put them somewhere useful for them? Even better!

Prepare things in advance.

Preparing food in advance is a great way to save time and keep your toddler happy. You can use this method for any meal, but it will be particularly useful if you’re trying to get dinner on the table quickly.

  • Make a list of what needs to be done: When you cook, write down everything that needs to be done before starting the meal. If there’s something else that needs doing after dinner is finished (making sure everyone has brushed their teeth), write those tasks down too so they don’t slip through the cracks during cleanup time.
  • Plan your schedule in advance: It’s important not only because it helps keep things organized but also because it gives parents some peace of mind knowing exactly when things will get done so they don’t stress out about last-minute emergencies popping up unexpectedly later on down the line

Prioritize your to-do list.

The most important thing to remember is that you are not your toddler. You have a life, and so does he or she.

So don’t get overwhelmed by the task list! You can only do one thing at a time and each task must be completed before you move onto another one. If you’re trying to do too many things at once, it’s going to stress out both of you unnecessarily—and who wants that?

Let go of perfectionism.

As a parent, you’re probably used to being perfectionistic. You want your child to do well in school and be healthy, so it’s no surprise that you would want him or her to meet certain standards of excellence. But when this drive for excellence leads you down the path of self-sabotage—when it causes procrastination and stress—it can lead to serious consequences for your relationship with your little one.

Perfectionists tend not only have high expectations of themselves but also set impossibly high standards for other people as well: they may expect others’ performance toward those expectations (e.g., “He needs to pass his math test!”). Perfectionists tend also be overly critical of themselves (e.g., “I should have studied more!”). This type of behavior may also create tension between parents who work together on homework or tasks at home; if one person sets high expectations while another sets lower ones, this could cause friction between them which could ultimately result in less cooperation outside the family unit as well

Meal prep.

Meal prep. This is a skill that can save your sanity and make meal time fun for everyone.

  • Make extra portions of meals, then freeze them in portion-sized containers or bags. You’ll have them ready to go when you get home from work, so no need to worry about rushing out the door without breakfast! If possible, try to freeze individual servings so they don’t take up too much room in the freezer (you’ll thank me later).
  • Plan ahead by making lists of what needs to be bought at the grocery store and make sure you know how much space you have in each section of your freezer before buying anything new.

Exercise for energy.

Whether you’re a parent or not, exercising is a great way to manage stress. It releases endorphins, which are natural antidepressants; it helps you sleep better; it can help keep you focused; and it can help keep your body feeling strong and fit. If your toddler needs something else from exercise besides good health (or just wants some more attention), try taking them on an outdoor adventure together! There are plenty of parks within walking distance where you can get some time for yourself—and plenty of other parents who will appreciate the company as well.

Batch similar tasks together.

Batching is a time management technique that involves grouping similar tasks together and doing them in one go.

For example, if you have to do the dishes, clean the kitchen and then dust your furniture—batching these three tasks together might make more sense than cleaning all of them individually.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help – family, friends, and babysitters.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

If you have a toddler, you’ve probably learned that they’re full of energy and love to play by themselves. They also need lots of attention at times and will sometimes get frustrated when they feel like they’re not getting it. That’s why it’s important for parents to know how to manage their time so that everyone can go on with their day without feeling overwhelmed or tired out. If your child has tantrums or begins crying uncontrollably, don’t worry—it’s normal! These bouts usually last only a few minutes before they calm down again; however, if this behavior continues over time then something might be wrong (like an illness). In order to ensure that these situations won’t become frequent occurrences in your household because there aren’t enough resources available around town due t

Don’t multitask – it’s not possible to do well at multiple things at once anyway!

You might think that multitasking is a good way to manage your time, but it’s actually not. In fact, studies show that it’s actually bad for you!

Multitasking means switching between activities in rapid succession—for example, checking Facebook while watching TV. This causes stress and increases the risk of burnout because you’re switching between tasks without taking breaks between them. Studies show that people who multitask regularly have higher rates of anxiety and depression than those who don’t. It also leads to less productivity because your brain can’t process information as well when you’re trying to complete two tasks at once (and if one task takes longer than another). And lastly: relationships suffer when partners try desperately not to hurt each other by focusing on their own lives instead of theirs…

There are a lot of ways parents can manage time well while they’re busy taking care of their little ones!

There are a lot of ways parents can manage time well while they’re busy taking care of their little ones!

Time management is about making the most of your time, and there are many ways to do this. It’s important to prioritize what you need to get done and not be afraid to ask for help from family and friends.


So, you think your life is tough? You’ve got to be kidding me! You’re working like a dog, being a great wife, and taking care of your little one all at the same time. It’s no wonder that parents are stressed out – but we can help you manage those stressors so that you can start enjoying some peace and quiet in your day. We hope these tips will make it easier for you to have a little more time for yourself as well as plenty of fun with your kids!

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