Saturday, August 7, 2010


Lately, we have been trying many new things in our household.  I have started back to work, started to exercise, started to get back to cooking more, and trying to be better organzined in general, but also around cleaning.  I have gotten some good suggestions on the cleaning front.  I know what to do, I just need to be better at doing it.  I need to continue to get out and exercise so that I am healthy for my husband and my children.  I need to plan my meals better so that our family eats healthier.  These are all things that I need to do so that we have a better life as a family.

I can't wait for the weather to cool off.  I know I'm probably one of the few that feels that way, but I hate the heat and my kids don't do well in it either.  Once the fall comes and things cool off a bit, I will definitely be getting the kids back to the park.  Maybe there will be more playgroups once summer vacations die down.  I know that the kids love the park, but it is just too hot out there now.  My kids are all so physical!  They all need to run and climb on things that are appropriate, not things like the kitchen table, or hanging on the curtains.  I think they will sleep mcuh better once the weather cools off too.

Since I have gotten some great suggestions from my other posts, any good ideas on organizing your time, especially now that I am back to work, even if it is only part time?  Any good ideas on getting dinners planned for my husband?  Hopefully, I can get some organization so that I can work on getting back to being creative.  I have plenty of projects to work on and plenty more that I want to start.

Even though life is getting crazier every day, I love the life I have.  I have 3 beautiful children, my older son who is 10 1/2 month older than my twins.  The three of them are extremely physical and always on the move.  I am able to be home with them for most of the day and when I do have to go to work, they are home with daddy.  Even though life as a wife and mom of 3 small kids so close in age, I love being a wife and a mom.  I love my family and hope that some day my life will get organized so that life will be a little easier.  Right now though, I am enjoying my time with my family!



  1. Set that plan in motion and roll with it, lady! Good luck!!! It gets hard some days, but you can do it, all of it! UGH!

    As far as the park, we haven't seen much of it either! My kids love to play outside, but there is no way, when it is so stinkin' hot that you can't even breathe out there! I can't wait for Fall!

  2. My cleaning plan is a 1 thing a day plan, and 1 load a laundry a day. Mondays I dust and wash children's clothes, Tuesdays I change bed sheets and wash sheets and rags, Wednesdays I deep clean the kitchen and wash adult clothes, Thursdays I deep clean the bathroom and wash whites, Friday is catch up day, and I take the weekends off. That way I can get one thing done and can feel like I checked something off my list and accomplished my goals for the day. This also get done every week. I can usually get the cleaning part done in 30-45 minutes and then have time to prep dinner or make food items during nap. Some things, like dusting, I can do while the kids are playing, because it is often right near them I am doing the work.

  3. I'm don't really want the summer to end, but I'm really looking forward to cooler days this fall too. The heat and humidity have been too much for me to handle this summer. My kids don't seem as bothered by it, but I will surely enjoy taking them outside to play a lot more once this yucky summer weather is gone.

    I'm not super great with cleaning and organization either. But for dinners, when T and I are both working, I tend to do a lot of crock pot stuff. Dinner cooks all day or afternoon, and then is magically ready around 5:15 when we're all ready to sit down together. Do you have a slow cooker? Sometimes the prep can be a pain, but I try to do as much as I can first thing in the morning or the night before. Good luck!