If your life is anything like mine, this fall has you reminding yourself to just breathe. This October we will be welcoming baby number four into the family. That wasn’t enough excitement though—I had to go and have gestational diabetes (read about that here). Yesterday, I had my first appointment with my doctor since my diagnosis. I was surprised to find out that twice a week, until baby comes, I will have to go in for non-stress tests and I should schedule an hour for each test.
I almost cried right there in the office. When? How?
We have one car. School starts Tuesday, with morning drop off and an 11:30 pick up for Eleanor and a 3:30 pick up for Quinn. I have a toddler that is with me all.of.the.time. Eleanor has soccer on Monday, Quinn has soccer on Tuesday and Thursday and Eleanor has dance on Wednesday. They will have games on the weekend. I have my regularly scheduled O.B. appointments and appointments with the nutritionists. From now, until October 29–we have 4 blank spaces on our calendar.
Right in the middle of that, I’m delivering a baby via c-section.
To say I need a command center is an understatement.
This is pretty much it. Simple, really. It is on the side of a kitchen “cabinet”. I love that from the dining room/living room you cannot see it.
What command center?
Notice the little menu board on the opposite side. It is cute so I don’t mind that being visible.
I will have to give you the details on how made that menu board in a future post.
The command center is definitely visible from the kitchen, which is why I tried to pretty it up. The kitchen is truly the heart of the home. I noticed that papers and important things were always being left on the kitchen peninsula. I tried a command center in other parts of our home, but at the end of the day habits are hard to change. This just made sense for our family. Now when papers pile up I can quickly handle them, by either adding them to the correct file, the calendar, or hanging them on one of the memo boards.
We used command strips to hang everything, so no damage to the cabinets. The clear file holder is from Walmart. The files were a TJ Maxx find. The cork board, chalkboard/magnet board and calendar are from Target. We have a few memo pads for quick notes and lists and some clip magnets for holding important things. The menu board is on the opposite side. That pretty much makes this command central for our family.
I would love to hear what is keeping you busy this fall. Do you have a family command center?
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