Friday, September 28, 2012
Throughout the day, I look for opportunities to clean. I might wash a few dishes, straighten an afghan, sweep a floor, or tidy a bookcase. These little touches help keep the house in order.
When things get really busy at home, with activities, the needs and troubles of children, and the constant care of the very young, there is little time for housework.
If I gave up and just let all the work go, my house would be an embarrassing shambles. There would be no excuse. I would be utterly ashamed of myself! This is why I love to take 10 minutes here-and-there, throughout the day, to clean and organize. If I keep up with things, in this way, and a catastrophe hits, it is okay to stop my work and tend to other duties, without my house looking like a filthy unkempt home.
We mothers need to be proud of our homes and our work at home. If we don't take pride in our work, we will not give our best effort.
Sometimes our moods will interfere with our ability to work. When this happens, it's time to bring in rainbows and happiness. Whatever ambiance you can create to help you get to work, would help tremendously. Sometimes I listen to Bing Crosby singing Christmas songs! Other times, some gospel or classical music is what I need. I also love to clear off the kitchen table and light a candle. I then clean around the prettiness I just created. Your mood will seriously affect your work ethic. Don't let sadness, annoyances, worries or laziness take away your pride of a neat house.
The grounds of our homes, the front porch, the entryway, and all the rooms inside, give an image of the type of hospitality and love that comes from our family. It must be neat and inviting. This takes a cheerfulness, and a willingness, and a love of HOME.
Solid Old School Advice - Keeping House with Small Children.
To Encourage You - How the Old Time Mothers Survived Poverty.
Never Forget This - The Home Road to Heaven.
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