Nine children helped set me free from the prison of perfectionism, especially about housework. Something I considered an essential element of a well run household was sacrificed with each additional child. Life was reduced to the basics. A new perspective on housecleaning set me free from guilt as I realized that: If I cleaned my…… Continue reading A New Perspective on Housework
Housework and Parenting: The Conundrum
Once I became a mother, I suddenly found that I had to devote 12 to 14 hours per day solely to nursing, burping, soothing, changing and bathing my newborn. Suddenly washing clothes (the baby’s as well as mine which were often blasted with spit up and other nasty surprises), cleaning floors almost daily (babies and…… Continue reading Housework and Parenting: The Conundrum
Are You A Juggler and an Acrobat? You’d Make A Great Mother.
Once I became a mother, I discovered that it took at least 9-10 hours per day to nurse ,burpe, soothe, change and bathe a completely dependant tiny person and washing clothes (the baby’s as well as mine which were often blasted with spit up and other nasty surprises). I struggled to scrub floors daily because babies and toddlers…… Continue reading Are You A Juggler and an Acrobat? You’d Make A Great Mother.