One of the hardest things about being a momma is the fact that there is work that must be done. I'd rather spend my days reading to the kids, playing at the park, blowing bubbles and generally acting silly. Thing is, I must also keep some of the laundry clean, cook, clean the house, and keep up with outside chores. It's a fact of life that isn't going to change unless we somehow hit it big and get to hire a maid. That isn't going to happen. We don't even have an ambition to make something like that happen, as we enjoy the day-to-day tasks and the life we live.
I've been thinking about ways to be more productive during my working hours so that I can have more playing hours. Before we had so many kiddos, I could usually keep up fairly well. With four kids, age 6 and under, getting things done has become very difficult. Overwhelming. Stressful.
I've been doing some evaluating, looking for the things that slow me down and the ways to improve in those areas. For the next few days, I'm going to be exploring this topic. I'm hoping you'll join me in a conversation about getting the work done and leaving some time for playing.
Our first topic will be managing clutter. Sometimes I feel as if my house has been taken over by all the stuff we own. It slows me down, makes it hard to clean, and generally frustrates me. I've been looking for ways to simplify and organize. Hope you'll take some time to think about how you manage all the "stuff" in your home and join me for the discussion in the next post. I need all the help I can get!