Organizing Your Weekends With Your Kids

I found that the weekends were getting to be stressful in our family with both parents working it was hard to balance the needs of the family with the needs of the children. So I came up with the idea of a weekend to-do list that I made with the kids. 

How it works in our family is on Saturday mornings we sit down at the breakfast table and I start with the kids and ask them to name one thing they'd really like to do over the weekend. They come up with things like making paper airplanes or swimming in the pool. Then the grown-ups get to add their items to the list like groceries, or vacuuming, or reading the newspaper. 

We prioritize our list together and set out on a great weekend were everyone gets to do something they want to do.