Lately, I have been overwhelmed about how unorganized things seem to be. With 2 children under 2, it seems like nothing is ever where it should be or in a convenient spot. From clothes to pictures to recipes, everything can quickly become overwhelming, so I’ve decided to begin a series on organization. I will be taking you slowly through what I am working on at the time, and we’re starting with my schedule. I used to be one of those who thought I would just wing it. I didn’t want to be rigid and boring. Then Liam entered the world. Things changed, and it didn’t take me long to see that not only did I need more structure, but so did my children. Now that Liam is almost 2, I see more and more of a need to keep him on a schedule, so I have been doing research over the past year or so to come up with a schedule that works best for the whole family. Once I came up with a schedule, I posted it on the refrigerator for a short time only to realize it wasn’t working anymore. So I revised it, and the same thing happened. It’s not so much that I was planning poorly, but our family’s needs were changing–additional children, children getting older, job changes, etc. The best thing I have learned thus far is to stay flexible and to evaluate often. Later this week I will tell you how I went about planning this schedule and will eventually post it here (if it hasn’t changed again). I will tell you now that few of the ideas are original. I’m an expert at taking other’s ideas, but I’m not ashamed. I have learned from the wisdom of those who have gone before me and have done it well. So now I will be passing some of that wisdom on to you. Please feel free to give suggestions and tips about how I could be more efficient. Then I may pass on your wisdom, too.