Keeping House with Littles

I’m over at Stacy Makes Cents today with a guest post, doing my part to keep the blog rolling while she recovers from her blessed event. Click over and congratulate Stacy and Barry on their new addition! While you’re at it, read my post. It’s about how to keep a home with a million (give or take 999,995) little ones running around.

Note, also, that I never say my home is perfect. Just that there are dishes enough to eat off of, and it’s not so dirty that I have to pretend I’m not home when someone drops by unexpectedly. With baby Shmuley 12 weeks old today, things around here are close enough to normal for the post I wrote to be true again. I felt like kind of a hypocrite writing it while my kids’ rooms looked the way they did, but newborns and c-sections complicate things.

You can homeschool several children, keep house, and even get some sleep, all in the same 24 hour period. Here’s how.

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  • republican mother September 1, 2012, 8:23 am

    I like the part about rooting out rebellion. That really dials my number. The kids wait till I’m scattered-brained and forget to follow up on what I told them to do.

  • Dawn@OneFaithfulMom September 1, 2012, 9:43 pm

    How anyone can wipe a little hiney and not be humbled is beyond me. It’s funny, my five year old baby is wiping himself now…and I miss it. I miss hearing him call me from the bathroom, “Mom, I needjutawipeme.”
    I always couldn’t wait till they were all big enough to do all that stuff for themselves, and now I find myself loving changing my grandson’s diapers.

    • Cindy September 2, 2012, 9:47 am

      Yeah. I’m still in that “can’t wait” stage. I hate potty training, and I’ve got two who are in some stage of that. Ugh. The little bitty one still in diapers, though, I love. It’s the smiles. He’s just so grateful I’m fixing his mess! 🙂

  • kelli- AdventurezInChildRearing
    Twitter: AdventurzNchild
    September 4, 2012, 12:49 pm

    There have been times I’d have to pretend I wasn’t home if someone stopped by (or feel like that from embarrassment) but for the most part – yes, you can do all that – even when you are chronically ill. (it helps to NOT beat yourself up too hard that things aren’t “perfect”)

    • Cindy September 4, 2012, 2:13 pm

      I’m sure some moms would be scandalized by what I call “clean”. 😉