Just Sharing Some Tools for Success!

Most anyone reading this knows that we recently became parents. Well, I guess we’re still considered recent, right? The girls are almost a year old – does that count us as “new” parents still? Golly, it sure does feel like it some days!

As sweet and cute and wonderful as our 11-month-old twin girls are – I mean, seriously – aren’t they the cutest?!

Twin girls 11 months old

(Let me explain the expressions here: Bug (left) was OVER the photo shoot. She was tired of being made to jump through hoops. That’s about it. Boo (right) was hot. And a little tired. But mostly just hot. Lots of sighing coming from her. Don’t worry. This was the last picture we took before I took off their headbands and popped them into their shady stroller with bottles of water. They lived to laugh at this photo. As they laugh at all photos of themselves.)

Anyhow…slight rabbit trail…

As sweet and cute and wonderful as they are, I’m still constantly looking for answers about them. Answers about what makes them tick. Answers about what foods are best for them right now. Answers about their behavior. Answers about their milestones. Maybe some kind of positive parenting course. SOMETHING!

And I happen to be pretty picky as to who I take my advice from. I’m just sayin’! There are a LOT of answers out there, but are they the RIGHT answers?!

In the end, there’s one thing I already know.

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Managing the Housework in 4 Steps! – A Guest Post!

It’s that crazy time of the year – Christmas week!!! We’re all trying to pull everything together, make sure we haven’t forgotten any food items, or gifts, or events, or anything that could have possibly slipped our minds. And in the midst of the scurry, can I just ask you: is your house clean right now?

My crazy time of the year has passed already, and as soon as it was over with, I got my house back in order. And then, I resumed my regular cleaning schedule. (If you want to see how I do it, CLICK HERE!)

Regardless of HOW we do it, I think we can all agree that there are times the housework gets out of control. And lots of times that can definitely happen around the holidays. So when blogger Sofia Lewis sent me this article, “Managing the Housework in 4 Steps”, I thought we ALL could benefit from it! So let’s check it out…

Managing the housework in four steps

Make a plan.

When you are in a position where you are in charge of the housework, it is a good idea to have your wits about you in terms of how you are going to get it all sorted without impacting on the rest of your life. You will find that one of the only ways to do this is to ensure that you are well sorted in having the tools of the trade ready and waiting for whenever you need to clean effectively and flawlessly at home, as well as ensuring that you are not likely to end up getting stuck cleaning for hours when you could simply be doing a few minutes work. This means having the right technique down, and having a plan for how you approach the cleaning set in place, so that you don’t have to mess about with working it all out each time.

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