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Cleaning, Home Organization, Household, Kid's Activities, Parenting

How Time Management Erased My Mom-Guilt

The Problem

Up until a few weeks ago, most of my stay-at-home days were riddled with a nasty combination of disorganization and guilt.

The house was always in a complete state of havoc,

I felt like I could never give enough to my kids,
and I was often left wondering how
I could work so hard
to seemingly accomplish so little...
(Anyone ever felt like this before?)
I had literally become the proverbial hamster in the wheel!
The Solution

Something had to change!  So change I did…just a few tweaks, but those adjustments have really made a difference for me and how I handle the rest of the wildness of each and every day!

And what was this amazing change?

A stopwatch, folks!

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Now, I am closer to being a “fly by the seat of my pants” type of girl than, say, the “super neat freak, never deviate from the plan in place” type,
but I’m telling you that this stopwatch has been my window to freedom!

No joke, I set the timer on my phone for 20 minutes…
…In that 20, I’m either hanging with my girl or doing the housework…

                                                        Timer goes off and I switch!

Now, if I’m with my girl, we tend to extend our time some, but if it’s the housework, I pretty much drop it where it is, if I can help it!

It seems so simple, I know, but it works! 

Now, when she comes to me and wants me to read (or “REEE!” like she says!), I can say without guilt that “Mommy is working” and know that it’s okay to…the guilt really and truly is kept at bay!

If any of you are guilt-ridden like I have been, you really need to try this!  

20 minutes too much or too little?  Adjust it to whatever works best for you guys!!

If you’ve got any “guilt free” tricks up your sleeve, I’d love to try them too!  Leave me a note in the comments below! 

Kay Kathleen

I write about my life's core: Jesus & my faith, my family, and the struggles I have met along the way. I figure...I hope...that if exposing my life and it's lessons learned can encourage even one person, this blog and all the hours I have spent behind this computer will have been more than worth it.

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