Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Getting the hang of this.

So it only took a year, but I'm getting the hang of being a stay at home wife and mother.

I can now manage to keep the house (mostly) clean - I even have a cleaning schedule
I can bake things like bread (first try today - it turned out great) and cookies. Dinner gets made most nights before 9pm. I even do laundry and run errands!

Never thought I'd see the day that I could accomplish all of this, to be honest.

If you can swing it, I highly recommend getting a cleaning person for the first year of a child's life. That will be a requirement if we have a second baby someday!


Molly March 2, 2010 at 1:39 PM  

I don't have the hang of it. I've got the mom part down but not the home part. I think it's because I never intended to be a SAHM. It just kind of happened unexpectedly.

I know I need to try harder but I've never been a very clean/organized person. And I can't cook worth a darn. I loathe grocery shopping too. Ugh, I'm going to take a look at your cleaning schedule and maybe that will help.

Jen March 2, 2010 at 2:31 PM  

Molly, I entered all of the days into my google calendar, so every day it shows what I need to do. Every day of the week I do a different area, and every week I do a different "monthly" cleaning area on the day that I normally do the "week" clean. So today was the weekly/monthly/seasonal day for the kitchen - so I'm doing all of that today (though there is some overlap - it's not as bad as it looks). Hope that helps! The best part is that I know if I don't get to something one week, it'll get done next week. Since I used to dust and vacuum every few months, missing a week here or there isn't a big deal!

mskimmi March 2, 2010 at 2:34 PM  

I'm totally copying your cleaning schedule. I have such a hard time balancing stuff inside the house since between work and the gym and sorority stuff I spend so much time outside of the house. Maybe if I get it together now, by the time I actually have a kid or two, I will have a fighting chance at some kind of a clean house.

Sara & Mike March 2, 2010 at 9:21 PM  

show off :P

Jen March 2, 2010 at 10:49 PM  

I can't help bragging - I washed windows, floors, fridge/freezer, AND baked bread.

Just call me Donna Reed.

Oh wait... I wasn't wearing a dress or heels, and I forgot to shower. ;)

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