Monday, February 8, 2016

A Little More Productive

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After having our third baby girl last Fall, I realized that in order to have a good work/life balance, I was going to have to be a little more efficient & productive with my "free-time".
As most parents have come to know; that is a luxury we don't often have in abundance. But If you take a hard look at your day, I'm sure you'll find a few areas you can optimize. For me, that was after-school activities.
As my girls get older, I find I spend more & more time chauffeuring them to places & waiting for their activities to finish {ie. park outings & dance classes}. And, even though it may seem like just a few minutes here & there, all those minutes add up very quickly! I am often able to catch up on emails, sift through & edit pictures, all while my kiddos are happily being entertainedOf course, none of that would be possible if I didn't have my smartphone & a nice amount of data{more on this later;)}.

We've had an unusually warm Winter so far, so we've been spending a lot of our time outdoors. It's been really wonderful! And, I sure hope it lasts! 

Ballet class has been quite the hit this year! They've both really enjoyed dancing and look forward to it all week. I was a bit nervous about the timing of it at first because it's an evening class & ends right before their bedtime but they've both adjusted really well to their new schedule and absolutely adore their class!
We just ordered their costumes for their summer recital, and as you can imagine, they are so excited for them & to perform in front of a crowd! I'm pretty excited myself! I can't wait to capture their big moments on stage!

And, although I'm still reeling from the cost of their costumes, I'm really grateful for the extra savings we've had in other areas{like our phone service:D}. 
 As I mentioned earlier, my smart phone is my biggest help when It comes to increasing productivity {especially when I'm outside the home}. It is just so convenient to have my "office" at an arm's length, when I'm running errands, taking the kiddos to classes & going to appointments. 

I recently upgraded to the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime because it was super affordable { at $79.92}, and it has a nice 4.5 inch display, is super lightweight and produces great high quality photos {a must for this mommy}. Plus it has everything I need to keep me organized everywhere I go.
Many of you already know I've been converted to the Walmart Family Mobile life for over a year now{thanks to their budget friendly pricing}. And, last week I noticed they've upped their game a bit with their new Walmart Family Mobile PLUS plan, which now not only includes unlimited talk, text & Data {up to 10GB 4G LTE}, but also a free movie on VUDU every month for a very affordable price {$49.88 per line}! I'm already looking forward to streaming a new movie each month on our Smart TV {family movie nights are our favorite}!

One more thing that helps me be a little extra productive is making sure to get a workout in early in the day. It's never easy, but it always gives me a boost in energy & motivation!
 What would you do with a little extra data & a movie? And how do you stay productive with small kiddos? Let me know in the comments below;)!
  • Disclaimer: All prices for phones and plans included in this post are accurate as of the date of posting; however, these prices are subject to change. Please refer to your local Walmart for current pricing.