I am a homeschooling mother of five kids, two of whom are grown and moved out. I’ve been happily married for 22 years to my high school sweetheart. Although I’ve always been a slob by nature, I’ve been actively combatting that tendency for over a decade when I finally figured out I was the problem, not my home or systems.
Here on my blog, I share what I have learned and am learning about caring for my home and family as an engaged Christian woman. From thinking that housecleaning was a waste of time to trying to keep the house decently in order, I’ve found the journey to be more a matter of shifting my perspective than adopting a new routine.
Organization means living your priorities, not labeling containers.
I’ve always had a hard time working out my grand plans in my home.
My problem wasn’t not knowing what to do.
My problem was not caring.
I could make a plan, but I then I would rebel against it. “You can’t tell me what to do!” my inner two-year-old would scoff at my written list, “Who made you the boss?”
Add five kids to the mix, and the problem becomes not only my own lack of desire to follow a good plan, but also the fact that life doesn’t actually happen according to my plan when I do want it.
These were my struggles, and I know I’m not alone. So I write to share what I’ve learned, hoping not only to show a way out of the frustration, but also show that you are not alone.
I provide not just another housekeeping plan to try, but a paradigm shift. I want you to see
- that your work matters.
- that your attitude matters.
- that you can tame your inner fussy two-year-old.
- that there is a way out of chaos and frustration, even though it isn’t easy or once-and-done.
I want to show you how to turn your frustration into momentum, your chaos into growth, and your plans into actions.
In short, we are learning to love what must be done.