Home management (or homemaking–whatever you'd like to call it) didn't come naturally for me at first. I was constantly trying to figure out how to juggle family life and homeschooling–and still stay on top of the house. I began to search for more efficient ways to do things. I read books, searched the internet, asked friends and family members who I noticed seemed to keep their house in order most of the time. I “gleaned” and I “gleaned.”
Through the years I “tweaked” what I learned and figured out some great systems for getting organized — and making my house a home. Organization is a passion of mine, but not necessarily an area that I have perfected. I used to be really organized. I still have many systems in place and labels in my pantry (although many have peeled off—hopefully not eaten). The difference now is that it’s hard to stay ahead of the clutter. I have five little clutter creators. Okay, seven! My husband and I can create our own fair share of clutter (me more than him, if I’m being honest).
That's all to say that I get it. It's hard for me too. So, I hope you'll find encouragement here and that you will glean from what is shared and tweak it to work in your own home.
I started blogging as a way to share my pages and pages of notes on home organization! I'd been speaking on the subject and had so many people asking me for my notes that I started writing…and writing…and writing.
Years ago I was asked to speak on how to stay organized when you have young children in the house. At the time my two oldest were only toddlers. I put together 10 basic rules that still hold true today. I dreamed of writing a book all about how I was able to dig myself out of some really hard time by being more intentional in my home. All these years later (and lots more experience with managing mayhem)…my dream has come true!!
My New Book:
M.O.M. = Master Organizer of Mayhem!
Getting–and staying–organized is a challenge in and of itself. Add motherhood to the mix, and you've got a whole new dimension of difficulty. So how does a busy mom stay on top of the daily chaos that children inevitably bring along with them? M.O.M.=Master Organizer of Mayhem! In my new book, I show moms how to create simple systems to organize the chaos that takes place in a busy house with kids — and how to bring more joy into your home!
M.O.M.=Master Organizer of Mayhem is coming out Sept. 3rd!
We have some great bonuses that we are putting together for folks who pre-order the book! I know September seems like a long time to wait. Once you pre-order make sure you come back and grab your bonuses! Just click the button below for details.
Some of My Most Popular Posts on Home Management!
These posts are by far some of the most popular on my blog! I hope you will be blessed by them! Be sure to click the button below to see even more “homemaking” posts. I know I threw a post on here that says homeschooling…but it's filled with great tips for keeping up with your home when you have a lot going on.
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Here Are a Few of My Favorite Books on Homemaking!
This is where I try to appear like a normal person, but really, truly deep inside I know I'm not. If you ask me what I like to read in my spare time, I'm usually not reading anything fiction. In fact, the books I most enjoy are books on getting organized and homemaking. I literally savor every chapter. I circle and underline things. I make notes in the margin about ways to implement it in our home. Total organization junky here! I am confessing it to you now. I'm weird—and can admit it!
A Few Books From My Friends!
The books above are some of my very favorite books that have helped me tremendously. However, I have a few more books to recommend, too. Here are a few books that some of my blogging friends have written. I highly recommend them.