Sometimes we need to celebrate small victories

As a working mom, with two boys who keep me busy, it’s very difficult to keep the house clean.  I constantly find myself apologizing to our guests for the mess.  I never seem to have enough time to get to everything done.  I get one room clean and by the time I have time to clean the next room the first is messy again.  It’s a battle to keep the house in the least messy state possible. 🙂  Which is why I celebrate small victories! Continue reading

Taking Time to Reset

I received many responses to my last post of people in a similar boat as I am.  So, I thought a good follow up to the post I did last week would be to show how I took action on the items I mentioned I was going to do to help get me back to balanced.

I started by writing up my list of meals and snacks for the week.  I chose easy lunches, for work, that make more than enough so I could use those for several meals.  I also included dinners that were fairly easy with few ingredients.  The exception is one meal that I got from a cookbook that I’ve never made before.  But this will be our Friday meal, since we have nothing going on that evening and I can devote time to making it with out being rushed. Continue reading