Once I started maternity leave I wound myself in a tizzy trying to organize, plan, make progress on SOMETHING. I was in a restless state of trying to keep 'working'. While let's say it - running a household IS a job!
The first few weeks on mat leave before Levi was born was spent on Pinterest and Netflix. While scouring mason jar crafts, unique recipes and unrealistic house plans I came across the brilliant FAMILY BINDER! I schooled myself in family binder 'guidelines', put one together and then asked myself "SELF! Why I didn't make sooner?!?"
Here's the d-low on my binder, and links to some free printables I've made for it (or they can all be found here)....-->
Calendars, to do lists, paperwork that has to be dealt with ASAP, etc.
Receipts for the month, receipts for important items, budgets (yes we track our spending and compare it to the ‘budget’ we’ve made ourselves).
- Although I made budget printables I didn't add them here as budgets are pretty specific, let me know if you want me to make a generic one.
Take out menus, lists of meal ideas, meal calendars, recipe lists, kitchen tips, etc.
Recipe ideas, solid food lists, recipes we’ve tried, etc.
Stuff to Remember
Contacts, business hours for town services and businesses, medical info, account numbers, serial numbers, passwords, etc.
Immunization records, memory sheets, list of gifts he’s received, etc.
Wiring diagrams, quick reference sheets for house equipment and items, list of our reno ideas and plans, town flyers (garbage and recycling info), etc.
Notes, letters, ticket stubs, paper souvenirs, etc.
Links to other great family binder inspiration:
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