This is part 5 in a 7 part series. You will find all printables/forms located at the bottom of this post. All printables are in .docx files and can be edited using Microsoft Word or the free open source software called Open Office. This set of printables is from the Simple Magnolia set. Other sets will be released in the coming weeks including the Textured Vintage, Frooty Fun, and Crafty Mama sets. For an index of all posts in this series visit this link: Life Management Notebook.
You may have noticed that I skipped the section on finances. That is because it is a big post that requires a “pre-post” on how and why we use certain forms. I want to make sure you understand the hows and whys so I am taking my time with that one.
Hobbies and Crafts Section
We are always doing projects. Whether it is for leisure, home improvement, kids’ education, or work related, we always have one in the works. This sheet helps us to stay organized and on task. I also keep my receipts from the project in an envelope inside my binder.
This printable was originally created for scrapbooking but I have also used it for cards, altered composition notebooks, and other paper projects. Also, with a little bit of tweaking, I use it for interior design projects.
Quick Reference for Kids, House Rules, etc. Section
I like having a family tree in our binder so that the kids can use it for reference and also so that I have it if I need it. I put all of the names on here but then I also put medical notes by each person so that I have the information handy when I need it.
There have been times when mom and dad forget that they have instituted a new rule. This is confusing to kids and frustrating for us parents. So what I’ve done is listed all of our house rules in our binder and if they change due to seasons of life or change of circumstances then we have to change it on the sheet and print out a new one. This is also helpful when the grandparents come over to watch the kids and they pull the ever famous “mom and dad let me do it” scheme. Grandpa can whip out the binder and look at the house rules and know instantly whether or not Junior is telling the truth.
Kids Daily Routine:
One too many times my children have said, “I forgot” in reference to their responsibilities. Can I tell you that I understand? I forget things too that is why I made this reminder for them. If they are even in doubt as to what they should be doing each day then they can glance at this sheet and get right back on track. You can personalize it with your kids’ names, chores, etc.
Child Quick Stats Sheet:
Each child has a “Quick Stats” sheet. I update this sheet once a year. On it I have a recent photo, the child’s fingerprints, and important information like date of birth, height/weight, allergies, medical conditions and such. I keep these quick stats sheets in a page protector. Behind this sheet I keep copies of other things that are relevant to that child: birth certificate, shot records, medical documents and anything else we may need.