My mom once told me that we are so blessed to have so many new beginnings....so many chances to start over. A new year. A new month. A new day. A new minute.
I can't tell you how many times that has inspired me to be better. Even though I may have been a crabby mother last week, this week I am going to be a happy mother....Even though a minute ago I was freaking out over the third "accident" for the day...I will be calm for the next five minutes.
Anyways, this year I have decided to learn to juggle children and housework more efficiently and JOYFULLY. So I've come up with a system to cut down clutter, idleness, and grumpiness in my life. Thanks to a patient husband who simply loves me and all my "systems."
So a few things I am doing differently:
- a chore list for myself to keep track of what needs to be done and when to do it.
- a routine for us and the kids that is very structured and yet very flexible
- quiet time bins for Katie (a big fat lifesaver)
- laundry every day instead of one big session