First fact to accept as a new mother: Kids are messy. In fact mothering is messy so you might as well laugh about it. Getting frustrated is a waste of energy. Getting angry over reality simply upsets everyone. So laugh. Trust me, it works.
Accidents and mishaps are simply part of every day life when you live with kids, so plan on all your plans falling apart.- melanie
Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing. ~Phyllis Diller, Phyllis Diller’s Housekeeping Hints, 1966
LET KIDS HELP: THEY WANT TO WORK WITH YOU
LET GO OF PERFECTION– melanie
It’s all in the attitude – housework is exercise. Slim your way to a clean home! ~Linda Solegato
A secret to housework- don’t over think, just do it, with the kids. One of my two-year old vacuumed the living room just with the hose. It took 3o minutes but it was clean when she was done!!
if you clean your entire house every day for 2 weeks, at the end of two weeks it will be clean
if you clean your house once a week for 2 weeks, at the end of two weeks it will be clean
if you clean your house at the end of the two week period,at the end of two weeks it will be clean
First and last rule concerning housework and kids..laugh. Laugh at yourself, the kids, the mess and enjoy the irony.
Melanie Jean Juneau serves as the Editor in Chief of Catholic Stand. She is a mother of nine children who has edited her kid's university term papers for over a decade. She blogs at joy of nine9 and mother of nine9. Her writing is humorous and heart warming; thoughtful and thought-provoking. Part of her call and her witness is to write the truth about children, family, marriage and the sacredness of life. Melanie is the administrator of ACWB, a columnist at CatholicLane, CatholicStand, Catholic365 , CAPC, author of Echoes of the Divine and Oopsy Daisy, and coauthor of Love Rebel: Reclaiming Motherhood.
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