Did-do list

I’ve always been a fan of to-do lists. It helped to have a visual reminder of what I needed to accomplish (phone calendars and lists don’t have the same effect for me), and every morning I’d scrawl out a tentative plan for the day and what I wanted to get done. I haven’t seen my to-do list notebook in a couple of months.. I’m actually not quite sure where it is. I’ll still write down ideas for blog posts, workouts and recipes, as well as grocery lists and things to pick up from the store, but other than that, there’s no plan for the day, or set to-dos. It’s “fly by the seat of your pants” over here, and even as a to-do list devotee and major planner, it’s been really, really refreshing to just see where the day takes us. Sometimes we’re out and about all day, other days, we’re in our jammies at home, playing, eating and relaxing. I’m very fortunate and thankful that I’ve been able to take this time to be with my family instead of jumping back into work right away.

In one of the books that I’ve been reading, The Rookie Mom’s Handbook,


the authors give quite a few amazing ideas for fun things to do each month that correspond with how old the little one is. I’ve already done a couple (plan an adventure to get out of the house each day, even if it’s a walk around the neighborhood, babywear- our favorite, take a picture of Liv each month on a colored blanket, scope out nursing-friendly spots, plan a date night, etc) and one of the ideas is to write a DID-do list, instead of focusing on the looming to-dos.

Nana came over today for a little while so I could take a 45-min training class at work, so here’s my did-do list:

-made breakfast and ate it while singing to Liv in her Boppy

-changed 7 diapers

-showered, put wet hair into a bun

-Tummy time, read a book to Liv and sang goofy songs

-took Tabata training

-made lunch, ate it while nana was swaying and singing to Liv and I pumped

-naptime and snuggle sesh

-booked Bell a grooming appt (she’s a little shaggy and sassy right now)

-nursed for 3 hours total (while pumping for most of it! <—that skill took a while and quite a few “misses” to get the hang of)

It looks like quite a lot! When Tom comes home and sees us both in jammies, I can show him what we’ve been up to 😉

Are you a fan of to-do lists? What’s something that you DID do today?

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  1. Natalie on February 29, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    I love this idea! It’s my list, with the glass half full:)

    Today I:
    1. Recovered from the Bar exam I took yesterday by sleeping in.
    2. Planned meals for the week and went to the grocery store.
    3. Made soup for a sick friend.
    4. Caught up on work/personal emails.

    *** Now headed to the gym for some MAYJAH Panera/Starbuck’s detox from the last few weeks of cramming. Thanks for the Leap Day workout, I can’t wait to try it!

  2. Jamie @Food in Real Life on March 1, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Just got this book and LOVE it! And I started my did do list today.

    Ate breakfast
    Drank coffee
    Nursed baby for 30 minutes and worked on my latch
    Read blogs
    Started this list

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