Managing You Kids Busy Schedules!

Posted on: April 26th, 2013 by Chris 1 Comment

familytimeWe all have one….a calender on the fridge with all our daily schedules including games, practices and birthday parties! What we don’t have is a good system of keeping track (well at least I don’t!). So I went searching for a plan to keep up with my kids plans or their schedules.

What I found is that it’s important to not only plan their sports schedules and play dates but to also plan family life and downtime! While we continue to push ourselves more and more everyday, it’s also important to schedule time for ourselves. It’s good advice for all of us!

Here’s some advice I found on

1. Schedule lessons for every second week rather than weekly. Give your child the free day to practice or as playtime.

2. Set up a carpooling arrangement so siblings aren’t spending their precious time at another child’s activity.

3. Be mindful that activities might push back your child’s bedtime.  So try to keep bedtime as normal as possible.

4. Establish a Sunday meal as mandatory family time. 

5. Make sure the weekends are a time to rest, daydream and recharge for the week ahead.


If you can find a way to organize all the schedules you have in your life, your home will seem less chaotic.  And it might even teach your kids about good planning and organizing at a young age!

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    Free play is so important! While obviously we want to keep our kids active they need to learn how to entertain themselves and keep themselves occupied. Let them go to the park or play basketball in someone’s driveway without coaches or parents getting involved.

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