Before staying home, I had visions of a clean house, wonderful home cooked meals, and educational activities with the kids daily. I knew it would take some time to adjust and get the routines down, but we're heading into year four and my house is still a mess and some days the most education my kids get at home is learning the new catchy tune from Sponge Bob. I do have the home cooked meal thing down somewhat - mainly because our pared down budget requires it. Otherwise we'd become very close friends with Papa John. I'm beginning to realize that this home management thing is something I'm not naturally good at. But I want to be. So with help from Money Saving Mom and Nony the Slob, I'm taking some steps to get this life under control.
Crystal at Money Saving Mom writes a list of 10 goals each week and posts them on her blog. I loved the idea of having specific goals in the different areas of my life (Household, Mothering, etc.) and I hope the accountability of posting it online would help me keep on track.
Hopefully I'll start to become a little less "chicken with her head cut off" and a little more "this chick's got it together".
By the way, here are my goals for this week:
- Read the Christmas books we got from the library.
- Make snow globes.
- Be in bed by 10:30 or before.
- Finish reading "The County Fair"
- Read a chapter in the Bible each night.
- Finish cloth doll diapers (Christmas gift for Brenna)
- Sew pants for Brooke (also a Christmas gift!)
- Move craft drawers into the family room
- Find 3 recipes for freezer cooking
- Blog 3 times this week. I've listed topics I want to cover, but I don't want to spoil the surprise :)