Sorry the posts have been so spaced out. We have been so busy and when I do have free time I have been choosing to rest. Since I've been trying to focus on preparing us for the new baby I thought it would be good to finally cave and look for an actual cleaning schedule. *deep sigh* I am a self proclaimed clean freak. Things have to be clean or at least in place. I can not function when the house is messy. I literally shut things down until things get clean again.
Normally I like to do what we call "Power Hours" of cleaning. Lately due to my lack of energy those power hours have turned into power days. I'll just pick a day during the week and go hard all day. Cleaning every thing from top to bottom. That's exhausting so I figured looking for a real schedule to use as a guide would be helpful. With a new baby coming there's no time like the present to get into a new way of keeping things tidy around here. From time to time I'll read something on social media or hear a woman say, "You know you're doing a good job as a Mom when your floors are dirty." Maybe that's not the exact quote but you know what phrase I'm talking about. I just can't get with that.
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I'll be the Mom that's secretly going crazy and not totally present with my kids because things are out of order. Call me crazy. (It's ok you wouldn't be the first.) But I have always been this way. It's how I was raised. I would much rather give up something else to be labeled as a good Mom. A clean house does not make me a good Mom but it does make me a lot nicer to be around. I'm not saying things have to be perfectly spotless but I am saying that at least one of the two levels of clean have to be achieved. So here is the pin that I found that will be helping me. It's my new strategy to keep myself sane around here.