How to Stay Organized, New Moms!

So a friend of mine recently described me as “Controlled Easy Going.”


As in, “I go with the flow but am conscious of what I allow in my space.” Alright. I’m going to admit that is totally and completely accurate. In fact, I will go even further and say I’m a bit of a control FREAK when it comes to what I allow in my space in order to allow as much flow as possible. For example, most of you know, I don’t own a TV. I also don’t subscribe to any magazines, nor do I read the papers. You could say I have a strictly controlled media diet, mostly consisting of blogs in my Google Reader, Twitter (Lists Only), and TED videos.

So my approach to organization is similar. I’m a freak about organization because the more organized I am about small things like my time and my stuff, the more I can focus on the things that I think are really important, like my kids and my friends and learning and growing. When it comes down to it, I think that’s how I live my pen name of “Practical Mommy.”

Tomorrow, I’m going to be on Great Day St. Louis with my good friend and new mom, Virginia Kerr. I’m sharing some tips with her on how to put some systems in place to support the new mommy brain. So tune in to KMOV4. Yes… I know, I’m on TV. The irony is not lost of me, friends.

And I’ll post the segment here too… that way I can actually watch it! Ha!

My  Product/Organization Tips

My Life Matters – personal planner for women

Mesh Travel Pouches – to organize your purse/diaper bag

Baskets – a.k.a. portable changing stations

Hold It Baby® – On the go toy organizer from our friend, @ElizabethLyons

Check out the Hold It Baby in action as Suzanne, aka Zen Mommy, puts it to the test with her twins in this short video:


  1. I am not really organized person since my childhood. Actually I think I become better after I become parent

  2. Staying organized can be tough, especially with a family. Just have a system and try to handle issues as they come up one at time and don’t put them off.

  3. I am well organized mom and my husband too. Actually I have learned a lot of things from him about discipline as he have army background.

  4. Oooh, Jenny! Please share your tips and the things you’ve learned from your husband!

  5. Love the “still happy 10 aisles later!!!”


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