Sunday morning chaos :(

Tip #2….. (Continued from yesterday’s post)

Sundays were not the easiest days  for me when my children were very young. I would become stressed trying to get all of the children fed and dressed for church in a short amount of time. To make matters worse, I was usually the one who ended up being late to get into  the car. Probably, because I needed to change my clothes due to a baby’s mess,  or  a desperate search for a child’s shoe, or any number of other things.

At some point along the way, it dawned on me to try to do one thing to make Sunday mornings go a little more smoothly. (My specific idea might seem ridiculous to you, but my hope is that the tip might spark an idea that will be a fit for YOU)

On Saturday morning, I would place, (on my bed), all of the clothing, socks, and shoes that each of my 4 young sons would need the next morning for church. I made sure that all was well, and then I would put everything into a laundry basket and keep it in the corner of my bedroom. I knew that it was safe there. Who disturbs a laundry basket?

That small, organizational task became a psychological boost for me. I felt like I had some control over my Sunday morning, and the stress level decreased immensely!

What are your Sunday mornings like?

TIp #3 involves our sense of smell 🙂

Bonni is the author of Mom By Example

About Bonni

What happens when a Jewish girl from Philadelphia falls in love with and marries a Christian hog farmer from a small rural town 85 miles from her home? Well, in my case, I became a Christian, but struggled to be the loving wife and joyful mother to my 4 young sons. This blog was born in order to share one tip a day that I learned, that could now help other moms learn to handle life with patience, grace and joy!