*This post was originally published on Living the Balanced Life in June, 2011.
My regular readers know that I spent several days last week at the Type-A Parent Blog Conference in Asheville, NC. If you’re a blogger or a business that works with bloggers, this is an awesome conference to attend!
The closing keynote speaker was Liz Gumbinner. She blogs at Mom 101 and you can find her here on
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I mentioned in an earlier post about creating Standard Operating Procedures for your home (SOPs). These are very commonly used in business and the concept can transfer over to running your home as well. It helps you and everyone else know what the routine and expectations are in your home, which should in turn help your house run smoother (most of the time anyway!)
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I recently enjoyed a post from Simple Mom called Imperfection. She shared how she had come to grips with the fact that she was not perfect in some areas. She has learned, for the most part, to not feel guilty about that. She says that blogging has helped her with this.
I like reading these things (blog posts) because in their words I find my tribe. What’s that C.S. Lewis
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We all have different memories of how chores are handled in a family. We remember June Cleaver from Leave it to Beaver, who seemed to do everything for everybody in her household (and no maid either!) But then I also remember Little House on the Prairie and The Waltons where the kids were expected to do their fair share.
We could argue that was during a different
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Most of us would love to have a nicely cleaned house all the time, with everything in its place. For most of us, this isn’t a reality, especially if you have little ones in your life!
And others of us who may have a little more control over our house (ie: the kids have moved out!) even then we would like a clean house, but don’t necessarily want to spend
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I don’t really know the answer to the above question. I didn’t take Home-Ec and my mom was bordering on being a hoarder, God rest her soul. So I had to learn a lot by default. Or I just overlooked it! I mean, vacuum the refrigerator coils, REALLY?
But many of those jobs have a real purpose, other than just getting rid of dirt. Vacuuming the fridge coils will
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