Back-In-The-Day-Moms were hardcore!

… I’m talking way back in the day.  Like, pre-running water and electricity … I legit don’t know how they did it!

No washer & dryer.  No dishwasher.  Vacuum.  Vehicles (could you imagine running your kids around with a horse and buggy?) More chores and less help.  I think often of what it must have been like to wash clothes with a washboard or to haul water from somewhere and heat it up for cleaning, washing and bathing.

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I, on the other hand, struggle to keep up even with all of the modern conveniences that we have, besides the fact that my mom folds my laundry once a week while she babysits half of my kids.  My sweet friend Krista helps me clean and/or organize my home and even encourages me to toss things I totally don’t need and still I can’t get it together.

Half of the problem is all of the stuff that I think we need.  I read this blog post that made a beautiful point about this.  She said “I spend my time on what matters to me, not managing my stuff” she makes a lot of good points but this one in particular spoke to me.  I can’t tell you how many hours and days I have spent just trying to organize and manage our stuff.  So now instead of all that nonsense I have been trying to minimize and not just reorganize the things in our lives.

It seems like I’m always right on the verge of being organized … it’s very frustrating.  Please tell me if you have any simple solutions for the disorganized and forgetful moms (because that’s me!)

 

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