Hi, friends. I am busy as a little bee updating Mommacan.com. Being productive means many things to busy moms. For me, it means getting my work finished, taking care of my family, learning new things, all the while trying to take care of me! It really is a tall order to fulfill each day. To do my very best I fill my tool box with helpful quotes and read tons of books of productivity as well as listening to many audio books during carpool time. One of my favorites of all time for productivity is David Allen. He is a guru for corporate and business management, but I have learned to apply his principles to my Mom-management as well.
Today I am sharing what it means to be to be IN the MOMMA-GROOVE with three simple quotes as well as what it means to me in nutshell.
Momma Groove What It Means To Me
“You can do anything, but not everything.”
― David Allen
“Sometimes the biggest gain in productive energy will come from cleaning the cobwebs, dealing with old business, and clearing the desks—cutting loose debris that’s impeding forward motion.”
No one ever died from sleeping in an unmade bed. I have known mothers who remake the bed after their children do it because there is a wrinkle in the spread or the blanket is on crooked. This is sick. ~ Erma Bombeck
What Momma Groove means to me in a nutshell.
- I can do a bunch of stuff in a day, but I cannot do every single thing that the world would have me do, otherwise, I will not be a momma, I will be a broken robot with bad hair.
- If my desk is clean I am probably having a rocking day, if my desk is a mess, my plate is too full and something is going to be undone at the end of the week. That is okay, I just need to make sure the basics are done, my kids are fed, clothed and homework accomplished in the most positive manner possible.
- If my house is not perfect, but my kids giggle in bed at night while hiding under the covers with a flashlight reading a good book, I have won.
What helps you through days as a busy parent? What keeps you productive even in the midst of family and life chaos? Would love to hear from you!
Have a rocking Friday.
–Momma Groove is my little blurbs and shares from around the web of what helps me to Get Things Done around the house, the office and my volunteer work. I am not alone in this quest and we the busy, busy moms and dads are holding this fort down the best we can. Momma Groove is meant to inspire us to take care of our families and ourselves while being the most productive and efficient along the way.
P.S. I am always inspired by David Allen from Getting Things Done… he is my hero.
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity