5 Tips for Busy Teacher Moms

I'm not even going to lie y'all. Teachers are busy. Moms are busy. Being a Teacher Mom can be absolutely CRAZY sometimes. I was crazy busy my first few years of teaching. And then I had two kids, and it was a GAME CHANGER. Both jobs are crazy hard, and trying to juggle them both (and actually do a decent job) makes me want to pull my hair out sometimes. I wanted to share some tips that help keep my sanity, and hopefully they can help YOU!

Yep, it's expensive. But worth Every. Single. Penny. in my book! Literally, every penny I spend on getting my house cleaned each month is completely worth it. I have never been a huge fan of cleaning, but I hate having a messy, dirty house even more. In the past, I would spend my weekends cleaning my house and my husband and I would try our best to keep it tidy during the week. Well, then Camden and Cora came a long and all of that went out the window. Kids are MESSY y'all. And I'm already working full time, so I feel like I barely get to see my kids on the weekends. I DID NOT want to spend my weekends cleaning when I could be spending quality time with my kids. So, we hired a house cleaner. She only comes once a month so we aren't spending a crazy amount of money. But, I can't even begin to describe how I feel when I come home after a long day at work to a perfectly clean house. Toilets. Showers, Dishes. EVERYTHING y'all. Totally worth every penny! Of course I still have to keep things picked up, do dishes, laundry, etc. But, hiring some help has really taken my stress level down a notch! 

I've had an Amazon Prime membership for the last 4 or 5 years. And, it's another thing that costs money, but I believe it is worth the $100 yearly fee. I order everything I can off Amazon. Like down to my kids' underwear. Literally. My husband sent me a text message the other day and asked if Camden had anymore underwear, my immediate response was "I'll Amazon it." Amazon has become a verb in our house, just like Google. 

There are some days that I'm so busy that I can't even squeeze in enough time to stop at Target, so Amazon has been a lifesaver. Back to School. Christmas. I Amazon EVERYTHING! I honestly am planning on using it to buy some of our groceries in the near future! 

And, now with Amazon Prime Now, it's even more dangerous! I can get things I need in less than TWO HOURS! Y'all that is just CRAZY! But so incredibly helpful for this busy teacher mom!

Now, I even use Amazon for our groceries! I used to dread going to the grocery store every week and I got so bad at planning out our meals and would just stop Monday after school and get random items. We weren't eating very healthy because I wasn't planning out our meals. Now, I use Amazon Fresh every single week! I have our groceries delivered every Sunday morning and I have our breakfast, lunches, dinners, and snacks planned out! It's the BEST thing ever!!

My planner has become one of my best friends. It truly is my bestie, especially during the school year. I have gone back and forth between the Erin Condren Teacher Planner and Erin Condren Life Planner. You can read all about the differences here. My planner is used to keep track of school, home, and my business lives. I'm even using it to keep track of our meals each week, and how much water I drink throughout the day. I'm definitely old school, and can't use a digital planner. I've got to write things down and this has really helped me keep track of everything we have planned. No more freaking out about a babysitter because my husband and I both have meetings on Tuesday night. I've got each of our family members color coded. It just makes life MUCH easier! 

If you are interested in the Erin Condren Life Planner (or any other Erin Condren item) click here to save $10 off your first order! 

Oh my goodness, I absolutely LOVE clothes! I love picking out my outfits and jewelly for school, but I definitely CAN NOT do it during the morning. It takes WAY too long. I've learned that I have a lot more time in the mornings if I am prepared the night before, or even the week before. I plan most of my outfits out on Sunday night. I have even began preparing my kids' outfits out for the week. My husband gets my son ready in the morning, but having this shoe organizer hanging in his closet saves so much time in the mornings! I simply just stuff in his clothes for each day and all they have to do is grab and go! 

I also make sure to pack our lunches the night before! That has helped save SO much time. I've made mason jar salads for the week, and LOVED that, too! No matter what, being prepared will really help save you time and energy! And help your stress level! 

And last, but certainly not least, take time for YOU! You are constantly running around crazy for other people, whether it's your kids at school, your spouse or your own children. It's important to spend time, even if it is only an hour on Saturday morning just for YOU! Go get a pedicure, read a book, take a bubble bath, walk around TJMaxx or Target. I love going to Starbucks to catch up on work. It's quiet and I can get so much done! Just relax. Do something that you love to do.  Life gets so busy, and you deserve to relax a little!

I hope these tips help YOU and relieve a little stress in your life. As busy Teacher Moms, we are always going to busy and there really is no cure to that! Just remember everything you are doing is totally worth it!! 

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  1. Great post.This first grade teacher gets so tired sometimes. I already do a couple of things but being prepared is my struggle and often find myself making lunches in the am which is so stressful with a preteen and twins! Definitely going to try harder this year. Another thing I do is meal prep and freezer cook for the week in Sunday. I love to cook and this enables us to eat well especially when teacher tired kicks in��

    1. That is a GREAT idea!!! I need to get better about meal prepping on Sunday! I made freezer meals right before my daughter was born and I need to make them again! They were wonderful!!!

  2. Great post. I need a housekeeper :)

  3. I am interested in the life planner. I perused the website but no prices re listed. What is the average price for such a gem? Thanks.

    1. They start at $55! Expensive but SO worth it!! Make sure to take advantage of that $10 off!!!

  4. Great Room. What grade do you teach?

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