Well, here is my attempt at showing off my binder. I apologize that the pictures aren't very good- I did it pretty quickly. I used to think it was pretty nerdy to have a binder with home management stuff in it and resisted the idea. I tried to get one going before, but I still wasn't convinced that it would be helpful and didn't stay with it. Now I really understand the idea behind it, and I've been blessed to have all my information all in one place. It's like a second brain :) I have two sets of dividers and lots of page protectors (I just started using those), as well as a zippered bag with pens and such in the front. I've been building it for several months, maybe close to a year.
The inside- I have a pad of note paper on the inside pocket, as well as some scratch papers or whatever papers I need to 'file'. Then I have my zippered bag with pens, dry erase markers and other things I need easy access to.
Next is my 'Rules' Section, which I got from www.myblessedhome.blogspot.com. I have three pages- "A Woman's Rules to Live By", " Mothers' Rules" and "Children's Rules".
Next is the Calendar Section. I have one with all the months of the year on one page, and then blank ones that I can write in. I mostly write my menus in those- guess I should move them to my 'Menu' section.
Next one is my Schedules. I have several things in there- the Master schedule, routines, to-do lists, and my revised summer schedule, which I've revised again but haven't added to the section yet.
Here is the Menu section. I don't really have a set menu plan, but I made a few up just to have on hand. I also have a master grocery list to help me check off any items we're out of that I might forget. (things you don't normally buy weekly, like baking powder)
Next is the Child Training section. I have lots of pages printed out from raisinggodlytomatoes.com- I should refer to it more than I do :) I intend to add information for ideas of fun activities to do with the kids, and chart their learning progress etc.
Next I have recipes- most are not in page protectors, but I'm planning get them all 'protected' because they get splattered on. I have tons of recipes in another notebook, and I plan to add my favorites to this one, someday!
My cleaning section is next, and this picture is my 'normal' method, not the summer-modified one. I also have detailed instructions for cleaning specific things and recipes for homemade cleaning solutions.
The next one is a health section, to put various articles I find important, but there aren't any yet! I keep forgetting to print things out.
Then I have a tab for Leiah, to put some of her medical records (like shots) and her school info in.
Next I have extra dividers, page protectors and I forgot, but I have scratch paper in the front behind my zipper bag. Then I have a stack of inspirational articles in the back pocket of the notebook.
Here is the very back of the binder, with a copy of my master schedule from a few months ago.
And there you are, my brain in a book :)