Mom Stays Organized Through It All

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How this momma of three, special needs, stay-at-home mom, and entrepreneur, keeps it all together.

It’s easy. I write it all down!

I keep a planner to schedule my children’s doctor appointments, therapies, school, and after-school events. I include all of my work events and family functions, such as soccer games, birthdays, parties, treatments, and of course, doctor appointments. At the beginning of each month, I write it down on a dry erase board where I keep what I like to call command central. I have it located in a central location of our house on an easily visible wall. Everything significant is kept there, such as my “Important and Emergency Phone Numbers Guide, addresses, medications the children take, emergency procedures for my son if he were to have a shunt malfunction or seizure. I also have reward sheets in this area for completing morning routines to get us up and out of the house on time.

Every morning I glance over at the board to ensure I don’t have something going on that day. After that, I look at my daily to-do list and decide the priority for the day for business and personal.

 

It’s a great feeling to cross things off the list!

It also helps with my ADHD to focus on the tasks I have at hand for the day. Our board also allows everyone in the household to know who is going where and what is coming up. If by chance, we have a babysitter, family, or friend staying with the kids while my husband or I am not home, they have all the vital information they need at a glance.

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Christine Reyes is a mother of three, ages seven, three, and one. Her 3-year-old is a NICU miracle. She is also a stepmom to three older boys ages 24, 19, and 16. She is the matriarch of a very unique and loving blended family. for the last 18 years, she has been both general ed and special education teacher. her life experiences have given her the resilience to take on any task. She has many hobbies and interests, some of which are going to the beach, taking her family to Disney World, traveling with family, photography, and crafting to name a few. Her influence and personality allow her to inspire other moms and families to learn about various topics such as taking care of children with special needs, fertility issues, developing early learning skills for children, understanding IEPs/504s, navigating the many ups and downs that are part of a NICU stay as well as the transition home and life after the NICU. Christine now owns her own business specializing in naturally based haircare, skincare and wellness products while also doing all that comes with being a mom too! Her journey is truly inspiring, regardless of all the trials that she has endured, she still manages to face life with a positive attitude, and always finds time to give back to women in the community.

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