I am a fairly new wife and mom. I was married about 5 years ago and my oldest daughter just turned 4. I'm still learning about housework, raising my children and organizing my life really. I'm not very good at it. I know of people who have schedules, and they plan like the wind. I mean, I'm quite good at creating the schedules and spreadsheets to chart out my days, weeks, and months, BUT I am TERRIBLE at following said guidelines. I'm not sure why and it aggravates me to no end. Isn't that strange? Well, I seem to think so. Anyhow, I still have PLANS to do better, but I don't know when that will actually happen. Ontop of all that, my husband and I plan to homeschool our children. The first year will begin next fall. Go ahead and laugh. We did too. Ontop of ALL that, I am in the middle of this 'I need to reorganize, re-do my home' phase. Goodness, I know, I know. It all goes hand in hand though. In order to prepare for homeschooling, I'll need to organize my cleaning, grocery shopping, nap times, and eat times so I can fit it all in (where the schedules and spreadsheets come into play). I'll need to set up one of the girls rooms into a school room and then bunk them together in the other room, and I'll need to organize my house so that everything will have a place and will feel less cramped with the new school room (where the re-doing my home comes in). Soooooo, all the plans blend together and seem to be flooding my mind all the time. All this needs to be done on a tight budget too. Since I stopped working and decided to stay at home with the children (I had a very good paying job - sniff, sniff), we have had to learn to live very small. I'll post about these 'projects' soon.
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