Let’s get organised in December

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

This is the last Get Organised post for 2016. Crazy, where has this year gone????? For me personally, this last quarter of 2016 has been exhausting, as a mum (little more below) and on the blog.  I am going to take some time off in the next month as I have been continually sick the past few months, I’m feeling very tired and burnt out and know I need to look after me.

I’m going on holidays with my hubby and kiddies for 5 nights to Daydream Island next week. I can’t wait to get away and relax!  Then when I come back I’ll write a few more Christmas blog posts. Then the plan is to take a few weeks off till after the new year. I have already been thinking about next year and the type of content I want to share with you, I am a little excited and I know you will be too!

Thursday is my kids last day of school for the year….. not sure how I am going to feel, because it will be official, all my 3 kids will be in high school Miss 11 graduates primary school to go into Year 7 and the twins will be in Year 9.  I’m all the feels this week. With this though my kids are changing and I also have to learn to change with them, they are becoming independent, forming their own identities, taking on more responsibilities and wanting more privacy.  I find this challenging (as I am a self-confessed helicopter parent).  I’m trying to find the right balance in my journey of motherhood, it’s messing with me a little, but I’ll get there.  I have experienced new challenges this year with raising kids, ones I want to share with you, but once my kids have found their footing and direction and don’t mind me sharing it.

Do you have any hot tips with raising teens?

**NEW** – WEEKLY PLANNER PAD

Some really fun news this month is I have released another new physical product, but I haven’t officially launched (giving it it’s own blog post) it yet, time just hasn’t been on my side lately, but I’ll share it with you now. Introducing…..

WEEKLY PLANNER PAD – My undated weekly planner pad has 60 tear off pages, enough space to add appointments, deadlines and things to do and plan your dinner ideas. It also has section which you can personalise yourself. i.e. to call, to email, a shopping list, etc. It’s up to you!

The planner includes a component where you can write down your top 3 priorities for the week ahead. i.e. clean the windows, drink more water, etc. Last but not least, there is a Tasks 2Do section where you can write down all the tasks that need to be completed for the week ahead with checkboxes, because we all find satisfaction from ticking a box!

Limited stock available – purchase here.  

WEEKLY PLANNER PAD - My undated weekly planner pad has 60 tear off pages, enough space to add appointments, deadlines and things to do and plan your dinner ideas. It also has section which you can personalise yourself. i.e. to call, to email, a shopping list, etc. It's up to you!

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I have bundled this together with the 2017 Calendar, purchase them both together and you can save!! Click here to purchase bundle. or click below to purchase just the weekly planner pad.

December 2016 Monthly planner page

Use this December 2016 Monthly planner page to help you organise your goals for the month. It has a little quote for some inspiration for you:

dont wait the time will never be just right napoleon hill

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Free Monthly Calendar

Use the 2016 free monthly calendar, Weekly Planner or Daily Planner to help you plan your days through the month.

Plan your month

Ideas to add the following to your calendar:

  • Birthdays & Anniversaries
  • Holidays
  • Public Holidays, find dates here
  • School term start and end dates here
  • Pupil free school days
  • School events, discos, fun days
  • If family/friends are coming to stay
  • Business trips
  • Hairdresser/beauty appointments
 
  • Dentist checkups
  • Health checkups
  • Time to sit down and meal plan
  • Plan an upcoming holiday
  • Immunisation for kids and pets
  • Time out for YOU!
  • Date night
  • Girls night out
  • Family fun day

December Birthstone is: Turquoise

What goals do you have this month, personally or around the home? Share them with me in the comments.

How did you go with your goals last month?

A free printable monthly planning page to prepare for your month and get organised. Setting your goals and priorities, with a little quote for inspiration.

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4 comments

Jen November 29, 2016 - 2:12 PM

Kat I applaud you for mentioning how you are feeling, we all can’t be super women, and I think I love you that little bit more that you share your real challenges with us, thank you. I actually purchased your planner pad last week when I saw it on the news, I came to your blog to see what it was, I received it yesterday and love it, so pretty and practical, it already has my week all listed.

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Melissa J November 29, 2016 - 2:15 PM

Mine are 7 and 9 and already ferral, I can’t imagine what they are going to be like as teenagers, so I need all the help I can get, will eagerly read on to see what tips you and your readers share.

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Melanie Mullen November 30, 2016 - 4:31 PM

I completely love your vulnerability Kat! It makes the rest of us feel very normal!
I now have two in their mid teens and two pre-teens. I definitely find the pre-teens much harder. The 16 and 15 year olds are pretty cruisey these days, still have their moments of course, but my 12 year old – I’m still not sure if I’m keeping her yet – there’s not an expiry for a hand back is there? Haha! Master 10 is not too bad but I know it’s coming, we are starting to see the struggles of him discovering who he is and how he interacts with others and what he can get away with his parents.
My encouragement is that if you’ve found the pre-teen difficult, the worst could be over. Although, my 16 year old daughter has her ‘L’s now and I’ve found that to be very stressful – probably my hardest parenting gig yet! And three more to go! I don’t think we thought the four kids thing all the way through! 🙂
I fully believe every parent needs a high-five – you’re doing the best you can and that is okay! 🙂

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Holly December 5, 2016 - 2:31 PM

Thank you so much for all your wonderful ideas!!! As a mom of 2 toddlers, a teacher and owner of my own Rodan and Fields Business, I am super busy and love all the ideas and tips to you post!!!! I really am enjoying your blog!!

? thank you!!!!

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