Thursday, 12 July 2012

Organized Mom - Top 3 Tips & Giveaway

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Organized?  I am nowhere near being even remotely close to being called organized, but I do try my best.
As a mother of two (some times 3 if you count my husband) I have to be on top of things, and I have to be very flexible and pick my battles wisely. Us moms can only do so much in 24 hours.

So here are my top 3 tips that will help you to get yourself "organized":

1. Prep Work
Before I go to bed at night, I usually have lunches all ready in the fridge, clothes all laid out, and other miscellaneous things I could do that evening so that I don't need to worry about them in the morning.  When I do plan ahead, mornings are fairly easy.

2. Calendars
I use two calendars.  The first is a large monthly calendar posted on our fridge door.  It marks all the family's important appointments, events, trips, birthdays, etc.  The second calendar is on my desktop at work.  For any important deadline that I have to do, I set an "alarm" that pops up to remind me of my duties.  For those really, really important appointments or things I have to do - I set it on my phone to remind myself.  I know most people have it all on their iphone/blackberry but I find it easier to have work and family on two different calendars.

3. Pre-Cooked Meals
When coming from a hectic day at work and trying to take care of two kids, who has the time to cook?  It is easier to heat up leftovers in the fridge.  There are a couple of ways to do it.  The most common way is to cook on Sunday to feed an "army" and spread it out over the week.  Sometimes when I order Chinese take-out I order extras for leftovers.  When I purchase a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken, I purchase two so I could save one for lunches or the next evening dinner.

Are you an organized mom and want to share your top 3 tips?
Want to enter your fabulous 3 tips into a competition?
Stuck on You is sponsoring the Organized Mom Awards for 2012 

It is easy to enter

1. Simply tell us in 100 words or less why you, or someone you know, is the Organized Mom 2012.
2. Tell us the 3 reasons you are nominating another mom or share your 3 top tips that help you to be an organized mom.
3. Upload a photo

The competition is opened to US & Can - Enter HERE!
Click here for full Term & Conditions.

                                                             The Giveaway!!

I also have a treat for you my lucky, lucky readers.
Stuck on You would like to offer a few of my lovely Canadian & US readers a $50 (web) voucher for their online store.
Trust me I wish I could keep it.  I just love their products.  I have mentioned their products before - here and here.
Also they have great products for camp, back to school, and gift ideas.

To Enter for the $50 voucher I will be using Rafflecopter

This contest will run from July 13th  to July 20th, 2012 (midnight EST) and I will announce ONE winner on July 21th, 2012 for this contest round.

a Rafflecopter giveaway Don't worry if you didn't win this time.  There will be another contest happening soon.

Good Luck!


  1. want: personalized wooden name puzzle

  2. I'd get a girl's lunchbox

  3. I would like the personalized drink bottles. They are so cute.

  4. i like the drink bottles then the kids wont fight over the bottles!

  5. I would choose a personalized backpack so if he left it, it wouldnt get stolen!

  6. I would get my daughter a wooden puzzle!

  7. I LOVE the Wall Art..I would let my 4 year old choose his design.

  8. I'd get the Artist Series Lunchbox.

  9. I would get the school pack.

    Thanks for linking up with Friendly Followers this week:

  10. the personalized t shirts
    radeeolover at yahoo dot com

  11. I think the backpack - perfect for back to school!

    ps followed from the friendly follower's linky! Happy to have found your blog. :-)

  12. Following you (from before) but thanks for linking up with us at #FriendlyFollowers this week

  13. personalized wooden name puzzle

  14. I would buy the personalized drink bottles

  15. I would love either the Personalized hamper or lunch box

  16. I would get 2 lunch boxes

  17. I would get the sports bag for my sons competitive swimming gear.

  18. All so cute...I'd buy the kitchen labels

  19. LOVE the Personalized T-Shirts!!! (Holly) Thanks for the chance....

  20. The wooden puzzle, we LOVE personalized and puzzles around here!

    Fellow Canadian visiting from Friendly Followers, new follower via GFC (Journeys of The Zoo), Pinterest ( and Twitter (zoojourneys). Hope to connect further.

    Besos, Sarah
    Zookeeper at Journeys of The Zoo

  21. I'd get a personalized T-shirt!

  22. If I won, I would purchase the Personalized Birthday Invitations in the design: Stars And Stripes. I would purchase 30 of these invitations. I would also purchase a pack of Address Labels in the design: Stars And Stripes.

  23. I love the wall art

  24. Love the personalized backpacks!

  25. wall art!!! love these things!

  26. I like the Artist Series Homework Pencils, Party in a Cup and an Embroidered Lunchbox. So many cute things that it was a tough choice. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  27. I love the Toiletry Bag (
    Thank You So Much for the giveaway!
    Fiona N

  28. I'd order a personalized Beach Towel.

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  29. personalized backpack

  30. i would get a lunchbox
    achadwick22 at yahoo dot com