Although I have already written about it here (see: Teaching children to do their fair share around the house), when this infographic was sent to me, I just had to share it with my readers. Some good stuff on here.
NOTE: Also check out my post Using chore charts to reduce mom stress, as well as A Slob Comes Clean’s book Teaching Kids to Clean.
Also check out A Slob Comes Clean’s book Teaching Kids to Clean [...]
Our lives as moms can be SO busy. We don’t know whether we are coming or going a lot of the time. This can make it difficult to carve out time to truly clean our house. Eventually we will have to deep clean, but I wanted to share with you what you can accomplish even if you JUST have 5 minutes. While you are waiting on a kid to get ready, or the water to boil, try doing one of these below:
Five minutes isn’t a lot of time but if you’re efficient you can get a lot done. [...]
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Sometimes we long for an adventurous life. We want to throw caution to the wind and go with the flow. And in some occasions that may be a good thing, but for the most part, routines and habits can be a good thing. Having the important daily things on autopilot, if you will, gives you more time and more brain power for doing all those other exciting things, even if it is just playing Legos with your kids or taking a walk in the park.
10 things you should do every day*
1. Drink enough water. And be sure [...]
Since I am sharing organizational tips, I thought I would republish an old post from my other blog that is very pertinent here!
Everyone is always looking for a magic bullet, and special pill, a trick to help them with whatever issue is bothering them. And when it comes to organizing , it is no different. We all would like an easy peazy way out.
Well, I don’t have a magic bullet or special pill, and I can’t twinkle my nose to clean up your clutter, but I can offer you THE best ever organizational tool, [...]
You know how there are some people who just seem to have it all together?
Their houses are always neat and put together. Their cars are organized with bins in the trunk. They can pick what to wear from their closet easily because it is so neat and they know where everything is. And they know tonight what they are having for dinner tomorrow and already have all the ingredients.
And then there are the rest of us. We look at those women in awe and wonder how do they do it? Sometimes I just think their brains must be [...]
First of all, I am not here to make you feel like you HAVE to get your house dust-free to be a good mom. If the dust in your house isn’t a big deal to you right now, don’t stress over it. This post is for those who feel the need to do something about it, but everyone is at a different point in life. (Go here if you need to just get your house clean FAST)
*Two disclaimers here off the top. I had a janitorial service for 13 years so I know a little bit about dusting. And links [...]
Productive – Having the power of producing; generative; creative
To produce –
1. to bring into existence; give rise to; cause.
2. to bring into existence by intellectual or creative ability.
3. to make or manufacture.
4. to provide, furnish, or supply; yield.
It seems that the process of being productive would require hard work or creativity, at the very least. The problem is, our lives today are so filled with a lot of mundane tasks that the creative, hard work sometimes gets pushed to the side.
One way to make room for the productive opportunities is to create effective routines for the things that we [...]