Organization and Planning Tips For Busy At-Home Moms

Balancing life as a busy at-home mom is an interesting juggling act. Between managing a household, planning meals, getting the kids to where they need to be, and being a wife, there’s not a lot of time left over. Add in working from home, and possibly even homeschooling, you’ve probably got more on your plate than time to do it all in.  I know I do.

Jennifer Tankersley from

Jennifer Tankersley from with her family

In this week’s podcast episode, I had a fun chat with Jennifer Tankersley, a busy work at home mom to three kids, ages 5, 7, and 9, on how we can be better organized as busy at-home moms. 

Jennifer is not only a busy mom and wife, but she is also running an online business from home.

Jennifer’s website,, shares planning and organizational tips for professional organizers and moms a like, and she has over 500 lists and worksheets for her members to use to be better organized in all areas of their lives.

In our interview, Jennifer and I talked about:

  • How she turned her natural talents as a planner into an online business
  • Ideas on how to plan your time and manage multiple schedules and priorities
  • How you can to save time and energy with menu planning and shopping lists
  • An idea for budgetting on a 26 week schedule
  • Overcoming the guilt and anxiety of not having a perfectly “clean” house
  • Goal setting and defining success as an work-at-home mom
  • Ideas on how to manage your plans and lists, and keep it all organized

Jennifer gave us a great glimpse into how she manages life as a busy work-at-home mom with three kids in school, and I shared a few tips on how I manage life, business, and the household as a work-at-home, homeschooling mom.  I hope that you enjoy meeting Jennifer and learning from her as much as I did chatting with her.

To listen in, simply click the play button below. To download the recording to your computer, right click on download link below and choose ‘Save Target As’.



P.S. Be sure to check out Jennifer’s site for more orgnaization and planning tips. Her blog has some great information.
P.S.S. Prefer to read the transcript? Download the Transcript. It’s free and loaded with great tips!

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  2. Aj Carlile says:

    That’s definitely what work at home moms need most. How to organize and plan tips will help many moms who are having difficulty to juggle their time with kids, chores and work. I don’t have kids yet but I have a little niece who is a handful already when she’s in the house. It’s a good thing that someone openly shares ideas on how to easily manage things especially for work at home moms.
    I;d like also to share that social media sites like Squidoo, RedGage and Flickr help you show your creativitiy and make new friends.

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