Best of Resourceful Mommy: Behold, the Power of the List!

During my time in Tanzania with Compassion International, I will would like to share some of my favorite posts from the past.

~Originally posted 10/29/10~

If you were to take a look at the papers on my desk, you’d find a running theme whether they are work or family related – tons of lists.  A long time ago lists became a powerful tool in my arsenal against attention deficit disorder and saying yes to too many things.  I have always spread myself too thin, and keeping track of individual components inside larger tasks seems to be the best way for all of the things I’m juggling to not come crashing down around me.  But lists can also be a mom’s best friend, and I’m not just talking about the inevitable parenting tasks throughout the day that begin with walking your child to the bus stop and end with a PTA meeting. You might also consider creating reusable lists that will, in the end, save you time and even money.  A good place to start is in the…


Create a list of standard items that you use to stock your pantry, and consider categorizing them according to areas such as soups, baking goods, and perishables.  Print out several copies of the list and attach them to the inside of your pantry door.  Continue reading…

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