Thursday, January 18, 2018

2018 Family Motto

I know I already talked about my goals for 2018, but the last few days I've been toying with an idea. One of my 'life goals' was to clean more. I want our house to look good at almost all times. 

Here's my motto for 2018:

I feel like I am constantly struggling between 2 things:

If I'm cleaning = I'm not spending time with my kids
If I'm playing with the kids = The house gets too messy

I've been debating how to feel like I'm spending time with my kids and not letting the house get away from me. So I am re-vamping how our day is going to go and the responsibilities the kids have.

It doesn't need to be only my responsibility, and I can't let it wait until it's overwhelming!

1-Before the kids get screen time after school, their rooms and playroom must be picked up.
2-Before dinner, they will help me make sure the living room is picked up.
3-After dinner, everyone will help get the kitchen clean. NO DIRTY DISHES BEFORE BED!

These 3 things will help keep the kids' rooms, playroom, kitchen, and living room picked up every day. Then it's up to me to manage my own mess in my room and the laundry room, but if everything else is clean, I think I can do this!

So wish me luck! And let me know if you have any bits of wisdom. I could certainly use the help. {grin}

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Photo-a-Day Week 2

Day 8: Grumpy Girl

Day 9: Movie Date

Day 10: PM

Day 11: AM

Day 12: Old Friends at Nana's New House

Day 13: Eating Tissue

Day 14: Sick