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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Learn to delegate
One major cause of stress for moms is the fact that we TRY to do everything ourselves. We usually would like for others to help us, but we [...]
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 said, “We read to know we’re not alone”? … In large part because of the Internet, women are slowly chipping away at the lie that we need to be perfect. ~~~~~ [...]
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 day, without modern conveniences, so kids HAD to help so the work would get done. And MAYBE that is true, however, there is more at stake than just getting the work done.
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 hours upon hours cleaning it. We have other things in our lives that are important to us that we want to spend time on besides cleaning.
Just as we [...]
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 help it run more efficiently, using less energy and extending it’s life, saving you money in the long run!
Cleaning products and safety issues
And there are also important things [...]
Women have the weight of the world on their shoulders somedays. I went to see “I Don’t Know HOW She Does It” last weekend. Drug my poor hubby to see it! It’s a good thing he is okay with chick flicks! (He’s a good man!) It was a good movie, with lots of scenes I could relate to. (If you would like to read an interesting take on the working mom guilt aspect, MommyShorts wrote a great post!)
One of the early scenes that I can REALLY relate to is the LISTS! Kate can’t sleep at night because she is [...]