Tips from a super-organized mom
One South Florida mom puts super organization skills to work to keep the not-so-lazy days of summer from overwhelming her life. Stephanie Norman, a Weston mother of three, finds her work-life in overdrive just as school lets out for the summer. Norman's company, City Theatre, produces the Summer Shorts Festival in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, the largest festival of short plays in the nation.
Norman choreographs her family life too, by creating an Excel spread-sheet with each child's activities for the entire summer: Samantha, 11, has a week of dance camp. Rebecca, 8, will spend a week at grandma's house. Matthew, 5, will go to a week at his school camp.
Every Monday, Norman e-mails the schedule to both sets of grandparents and her ex-husband, Jeff, all who help out with drop offs, pick ups and evening care.