Your family is growing, whether in the number of family members or in your children’s ages. With growth comes the need for other items, space, more income, more help and so on.
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My family is complete, we hope; meaning we are done with our baby years, but my kids, as I am sure yours are too, are growing like weeds, naturally! That growth is bittersweet, but there is nothing we can do to slow it down, or to stop it, no matter how hard we try.
The most important thing is figuring out a way to grow alongside everything growing amongst us. We have to grow to survive, we have to adapt to all the things changing around us. We have to learn how to make changes to better suit our lives, our children, our relationships, and ourselves. When we stop growing, we stop thriving in life, I don’t know about you, but that is not living, to me.
Here lately, I have really been trying to implement changes that aid in allowing me to have more time to do the things that I would like to do. For example, I want more time to blog, to grow my storefront, to spend with my babies and husband. So, the more things I have in place to accommodate that, and free myself up, the more time I have to spend on those things listed above.
Organization is something I love. Our house holds a busy family of four plus a “village” of help with our kids, so in turn, our house holds a lot of traffic. I tell you all of this, because, honestly speaking, it takes a ton of work to keep our house organized and clean. Definitely one of my time consuming tasks of motherhood or wifehood.
But, it is worth it. If I can take one day, blast through the major housekeeping part of our home, it makes life so much easier throughout the week. Same with organizing. I like to take Saturday mornings or Sunday mornings and spend some time organizing things for the week. I start with my planner and our wall calendar, making sure they match and everything is on there for our family. Then I pull out any bills that need to be paid for the week. I put away all of the kid’s school art work, their coloring books and other craft supplies.
I use a three ring binder and clear sleeve protectors, right now, for their art work. I found a rolling shelf that I love for their coloring books and other craft stuff; it also gives them a place to hang their book bags when they get home from school. I painted an organizer for their soon to be desks, which holds their crayons, colored pencils and more.
Basically, giving everything a home, makes life easier. I am also praying that providing my kids with easy places to put their belongings up, and teaching them about that now, will pay off in future. We will see!
Planning, for me, goes hand in hand with organization. Organization requires planning, and planning requires organization. As I have gotten older I don’t deal well with changing plans, and plans being “up in the air”. Maybe I am uptight? Maybe people have made me that way? I really do not know, but it is a trait in my personality that causes a ton of stress and anxiety. I should not allow it to, but I do. In the Bible, the author of Ecclesiastes teaches us to not worry about things we cannot control, that life will work out how it is supposed to. While I know this, I am still working on applying it to life.
Anyways, back to planning. Planning for growth is super important. Call it setting goals, having dreams, or just moving forward with life.
If you have a goal to begin a business in the near future, or growing your family or having more children, you should be planning for that. Maybe you wish to advance your already productive company into something bigger, you need plans in place to do so.
Planning out the steps you will need to take along the way in your journey to get you where you are wanting to be, can be very time consuming, and honestly, I feel like that is why we fail or give up on certain dreams. Rachel Hollis explains it best in one of her books, we need to create a road map beginning with where we are now, ending at the destination we want to be, in this case, our destination would be whatever goal or dream you are working towards achieving. This road map will need to have “pit stop” as my husband calls them, I am pretty sure Rachel calls them something else, but for lack of her term, “pit stop” will work, today! These “pit stops” are in fact the steps or “stops” we need to stop at along the way to accomplishing said goal. Does that make sense?
Speaking of planning and growth….
Sometimes growth is a literal term, and we need to take action on it. Expanding your family is a growth that may need action, like moving to a bigger house type of action. Business growth is also the type of growth needing action. If your business is a product based business, and it has outgrown its current space, it may be time to move into a larger commercial location. I know, what a blessing and a curse! I also know you are thinking, how much time it is going to take away from your actual business, production and your family, to pack and move.
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Hey Ya'll! My name is Amy, I am a girl mom (times two), married to one of my favorite guys, a daughter, a Jesus follower and so much more. I love preworkout and a great sweat, I collect books like trophies, I love to cook but hate a dirty kitchen. I love grungy country music, bell bottom pants, turquoise (the mineral) and converses. Our house is full of love and laughter as we navigate this busy life together, focusing on keeping the important parts of life the biggest parts, and building a healthy and safe place in our family of four!