Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.

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MommaT's picture MommaT

Awesome organization tips! Thank you so much. I like color-coding and using folders for everything too. One main folder I use at work is a signature folder. It's red (signifies to my boss to STOP and do this NOW)and on the inside it has a label asking him to return it to me. The label helps because many people love to "borrow" my folders.

We usually keep our bills bulldog clipped on the side of the frig. We write the due date on the envelope and the most current due date is on the top. Since we get in the frig everyday, we see them everyday. My mom suggested using a clear folder, so you could see the bills inside of the folder but we never embraced that idea.

One suggestion for the stored artwork: mail it to relatives. Why should a boring old box get to "enjoy" the artwork, when you know that your family would love it even more. Or, if you know of a retirement home--send it to someone there. Just send a box of artwork and ask them to distribute to those people that need a smile.

I like to make cards and paper crafts with S. When we go to McD. for fries, the workers are always so friendly and speak to him. So we give them little things we make. Makes them happy to be recognized and makes us happy to see them smile.


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Those are wonderful ways to spread the joy of your S.'s artwork! Great idea...a friend of mine sends out her children's artwork once/month the the grandparents and aunts and uncles. I keep meaning to start this tradition--thanks for the reminder.