Since I haven’t had kids wearing diapers in a VERY long time, I was unsure about how well the Balancing Diapers and Deadlines course would fit into my current Life. I ended up being glad to have been assigned this course for review, because author Lisa Tanner has made a lot of things much easier to learn! This course is available at Lisa Tanner Writing.
My kids are older, but there are many things it has taken a lot longer than a “normal” family to work our way into a feasible plan each day/week/year. I did learn a lot though, things I really wish I had done differently during their younger years.
Many moms who go through this course might be doing so because they are trying to grow a business while having to also take care of their children. Me? At this time, I just want to grow my blog, have time to focus on ideas, and get them coherently written! 🙂
This course is all text based, withpdf downloads to go with some of the lessons. Because it is text based, I found it easier to pay attention to the lessons than I do when doing a video lesson.
Balancing Diapers and Deadlines is an online, eight unit course. The units are:
- Welcome to Balancing Diapers & Deadlines
- Building Your Foundation with the Basics
- Minimize Your Decisions
- Minimize Your Decisions:The Annual Meal Plan
- Sustainable Growth
- Growing a Business with Your Kids Around
- Boost Your Productivity
- Closing Thoughts
W#ithin the units, there are numerous lessons which fit in nicely with the unit name. Some of my favorites were:
- Flexible Routines
This is something I’ve long struggled with. I have special needs children who have trouble with things changing, and would get upset if something we said we were going to do now had to be changed to a different time. I’ll be working with my husband on this one for sure!
- Plan of the Day
This helped me to see how helpful it would be to sit down with the kids to lay out what our day would look like . . .
- Plan of the Day Part 2
This is a great lesson for the inevitable times that “the plan” does not work out and needs to be changed on the fly. That has always been a hard one to handle in our home!
- The 15-Minute Quick Clean
This lesson is just perfect! Not just for me, I think everyone can benefit from it! As I learned from another system long ago (but have definitely strayed away from) You can do ANYTHING for fifteen minutes!
- Setting Boundaries
This was not what I expected from the title. I thought it would be about setting boundaries with other people in order to have uninterupted work time. It is not about that!
- You Need Sleep!
Breaking it down, we all need to decide if we are sleeping enough. Many of us are not!
- You Need Some Free Time!
I struggle a LOT with this one! It’s really hard to carve out “me” time without feeling guilty, or feeling that I am stealing time from my husband and kids.This lesson helped me to know that i NEED to do this, and how to do it.
All in all, I found this course to be great for me in some areas, and not applicable in others. I do think it would be a worthwhile course for most moms, whether they have young children or not, are running a business or simply looking to grow their blog! It is available for purchase at the bottom of this page.
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