Finding Ways to Balance Diapers and Deadlines

I must be honest. I ASKED to review the online course Balancing Diapers and Deadlines from Lisa Tanner Writing. I wanted to see if it was a course that I could recommend to you…

Single Parents Homeschooling.


Balancing Diapers and Deadlines

The course is broken down into units. Each unit has several short lessons. Each of the lessons has baby step assignments that may or may not take you some time to complete. There are some lessons where you must complete the assignment the following day. So, it is not a course that you can just zip through.

That stated, there are some sections that might not apply to you as a parent. Some units address parents of children in different age groups. Personally, I don’t feel it is necessary for you to go through those lessons if they are not applicable.

However, I do believe that it is worth the time to go through each unit to find what does apply to your situation. I think in each unit you can find something that will inspire you, benefit you and your family, and help you build your business.

It is a course designed for busy moms, specifically moms that homeschool and have (or plan to start) their own business.

But, the purpose of the course is to help you:

  • Minimize your daily decisions to free up brain power
  • Integrate your kids into your business
  • Maximize your productivity

So, I decided to check it out for single and solo parent homeschoolers. After all, isn’t that what we are looking for? Ways to be more productive without being overwhelmed by decision fatigue and still be able to engage with our children?

The first thing I realized when I started this course for busy moms is that…guess what?

I’m a busy mom!!

One that homeschools a blended crew.

And you know what? Amid homeschooling and operating a sustainable community and green events space, Every. Single. Child. Got. Sick.

Then every adult.

I forgot that when one kid gets sick…more than one house gets taken out.

Naturally, my momentum in the course got stalled.

But once I was able to get it together physically, I went to the last completed lesson. The baby steps for that lesson was to check in with the course creator, Lisa Tanner.

Here’s the thing, though. Not only is she a busy mom of eight…

She just had a brand-new baby. (I signed up for her newsletters and that was an exciting announcement.) So now, nine.

Yet, I still checked in. Going through the baby steps. And do you know what?

She Answered.lisa tanner writing

With a house full of kids, a business to run, a weekly newsletter to get out, a brand-new baby, and goodness knows what else…she made the time to respond to my check-in with encouragement and suggestions.

I would recommend the course for just that reason, but there’s more…

In the course, she offers tips for getting the entire family involved in household chores and ensuring they get done. She concentrated on laundry for a bit (one of my struggles as I don’t own a dryer and the rainy season can make line drying a very slow process).

Lisa also spent a unit on meal planning. That’s another one of my struggles. I love to plan, but shopping with kids can be a chore in and of itself. And many single and solo parents understand that sometimes there is no choice. You must bring the kids along. There is no other parent to watch them.

So, I will admit, that is an item I would have liked to be included. How to successfully shop with kids in tow. (Meaning getting out of the store without 10+ impulse purchases.)

What I did like about that unit is that Lisa took the opportunity to share her annual meal plan.


She also included a 5-Year Annual Meal Plan!

Talk about inspiration…

If you didn’t have any ideas, pick a month. Or, pick a year.

My favorite part was the unit where she talked about sustaining the growth of everything that you have going on as a busy mom. (Insert busy single or solo homeschooling parent.) How it’s not about crushing it by burning the candles at both ends.


Lisa Tanner Writing
I enjoyed going through the course and I would recommend it for single and solo parents who want to start (or grow) their business, but don’t believe they have the time or energy to make it happen. Because Lisa Tanner has the experience and is still in the trenches, so to speak, I believe she has the expertise to be your virtual mentor through Balancing Diapers and Deadlines.

Balancing Diapers and Deadlines {Lisa Tanner Writing Reviews}

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