Hopefully, by the time this post goes live it will be a different story. If you walked in my house right now you would trip over a pile of shoes, step in a puddle from melted snow and then tiptoe your way through the living room. The living room with a floor covered with baby toys and the surfaces are covered with every other kind of toy. Since we have to worry about Hudson choking and Hudson cannot reach the couch, entertainment unit, desk, ottomans– you get it. Mess everywhere.
It doesn’t end there. The dining room table is covered in coloring books, dishes and other randomness. The mess from dinner is still out in the kitchen. The piles of laundry more closely resemble mountains.
You wouldn’t know that only a mere four days ago I picked up, dusted, vacuumed, mopped and scrubbed the kitchen, dining room and living room. You.Would.Never.Know.
It is exhausting.
Truthfully, since we had baby #3 I haven’t felt like I have had a handle on much of anything. I don’t feel like having three kids is hard. It doesn’t feel that different, but somehow it is all getting away from me. Instead of cleaning up lunch, I’m feeding a baby or nursing a baby. It is just enough extra mess, with just enough extra time being spent on something else that I just cannot quite keep up. By the time the kids are tucked in, which takes just a little bit longer, I am exhausted and the house is destroyed.
I cannot help but to think that one of the easiest way to manage these feelings is to simplify.
Isn’t it amazing how the act of simplifying can be so overwhelming and complicated? Ironic, huh? Where do I start? What do I get rid of? How do we simplify?
I’m going to start with everything having a place and I am going to begin in our main living area. I promise, my next post will not be me complaining about too much to do or being burned out. I really do try to make this a positive place, but in doing so I risk coming off perfect. I am not, I am far from it. I am an everyday mom struggling to: make ends meet, lose the baby weight, keep the house in order, keep up with the laundry, keep sane. JUST.LIKE.YOU. —unless you already lost the baby weight or know how to make ends, keep a house in order, keep up with the laundry or keep sane. Please share your secrets!
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