Hello out there…. (is this thing on??)

I'm alive. Barely. Getting back into the swing of things is always a bit challenging.

So I've posed a couple of questions via Twitter but haven't had any responses.. if anyone would like to pipe in here, I'd love to hear your feedback!!

1) How do you deal with the really sloppy kid? I'm talking can't see the bottom of the floor, why bother buying a coat hanger, write in the dust kind of kid. Do you ignore it, punish it, clean it yourself? What do you do?

2) What's your favorite tool for staying organized and keeping your family's schedule on track? Old fashioned paper calendar? Google calendar? Outlook? I'm on a MacBook and am still trying to find ONE application that will synch all of my calendars.

Hope you're all back into the swing of things yourselves!!


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October 23, 2010 at 4:00 pm

I use a momAgenda (I’m a pen and paper girl). They have an iPad app, too.

Kristen Daukas
September 20, 2010 at 8:07 pm

Well, I’ve tried the ignore it route (even so far as to move her room from the top of the stairs to the other side of the house) but it’s so hard for me especially when she’s asking for new comforter, etc. I’ve set it up as her room has to be “reasonably” clean in order to be able to go to friends, etc. I don’t think it’s too much to ask. Is it?? >

September 20, 2010 at 7:26 pm

Ooops, I answered via twitter … sorry LOL. As I was saying, I don’t know how old your offender is re the messy room but when my daughter turned a preteen/teenager she became a downright slob. I got tired of arguing with her and as long as there was no food and she kept the door closed, I let her live with it. She learned to clean up when her friends came over but other than that I didn’t sweat it. Yours will probably grow out of it 🙂

September 20, 2010 at 7:22 pm

I have two really sloppy kids who share a room, so it can get pretty gross. This year, when they officially started sharing, we made some major changes to the room, including getting rid of the carpet that was nasty and removing a bunch of junk that seems to make it easier to keep it clean. And we have to go against our natures and force them to clean every week – at least the basics, bringing down laundry, removing trash and dishes that have snuck in, putting away laundry. Still far from perfect!
I’m very unorganized, but I like the momAgenda organizer for keeping track of everything I have going on with work and each of the kids. It at least makes me feel more organized. I still use my Outlook calendar at work, but put major work stuff like out-of-town meetings into the momAgenda so that I notice any conflicts.

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