The name of this post was the default but I find it very appropriate don’t you? This way there will be no mistaking where to start. In my defense I did add to it. I promise to attempt to be more creative going forward.
What do I have to offer?
My first of many confessions is that I’m a terrible homemaker. Or at least I thought so according to my original definition of homemaking. I hate cleaning, sometimes my son stays in his PJ’s all day, and my house is never tidy for longer than a few hours. Sound familiar? When I had my son I quit a full time non-profit management job in youth programming that I loved (emphasis on loved.)
We moved, I was alone with a new baby, and I soon found that being home all day was unfulfilling for me. (insert guilt here because I know that raising my son is the most important work I could be doing.) I had been great at my job and now I was feeling like a failure at my new one because dinner was not ready when Trevor got home and my living room floor was constantly littered with empty bottles and slobbery toys. To sum it up, I wasn’t spending my days doing things that mattered most because I was caught up in daily “to do’s.” Something had to change.
Homemaking Home Management
So I redefined homemaking for myself and renamed it Home Management. I took all my supervising abilities and put them to work in my house. I broke down overwhelming tasks to do throughout the week so they seemed more manageable, I upped my meal planning game, and I have a schedule and system for everything imaginable and I calendar like my life depends on it. I will share said meal plans on here every two weeks. In the beginning this will be the majority of the content available as I have been consistently emailing my meal plans to interested parties until now. I also want to highlight other blogs and their articles that have changed the way I think and what I do.
The world is changing. Our lives are more complicated and moms have too much on their plate. I know what you are thinking, “But stuff has to get done!” We spend too much time juggling tasks and not enough time enjoying moments. The trick is efficiency. You too can discover some better ways of doing things through time management, calendaring, meal planning, and taking care of the body and mind that you overwork. The to do lists will not go away, but as we learn to manage it all effectively we have more time to build towers with our kids and take bubble baths once they go to bed.
Who made you Queen?
Me. I did. Every household has to have someone to make it run. Now, I do not profess to be an expert. Because there is always more learning to do and better ways of doing things. But I DO know how to manage tasks, time, and responsibilities. It is what I did for a living. It keeps my anxiety in check.
It is important to point out that my husband is an equal partner in these efforts. But I know the ins and outs of this place and I refuse to feel like I’m drowning in laundry, dishes, and diapers. I want to share with you what adds value to my home and my family. If this is right down your alley, then I look forward to getting to know you.
I would love to hear from you and always welcome feedback and comments. Let’s be friends!