Smart moms are better than super moms.

Saturday, April 06, 2013

 How many times in your daily life that when you are about to settle down for the day, you noticed there is a clump of hair around the corner of your bedroom floor?

And then when you bend down to gather it and toss it away, you just could not help but notice that there are actually a lot of hair and dust on the floor, and as you scan your eyes around you also notice that in the living room outside, there's more?

Then you find yourself thinking, should I start cleaning it all up OR leave it be? For just another night. Or at least until the weekend comes.

And in making that decision you struggle not to think of other nook and crannies around the house that also needs maintenance, like the kitchen floor or perhaps the toilet downstairs. Or the pile of laundries waiting to be folded in the next room.

This is a norm for me. All the time.

When I was a bachelor I would have probably started cleaning up, just to get a good night's sleep. And it feels good when you know that you can deal with the mess straightaway.

But ever since I became a mom, one of the biggest thing I have learned is to just let it all go.

Although there are days that I couldn't control myself. I know I was tired, and there are other more important things than cleaning up, like having to bath Bella or make her some dinner. Or simply have a good night's rest. Well if that happens, I'll try to quickly snap out of it, and take a deep breath.

See, the point is I am not saying that it is OK to leave the house in a mess. But certainly, it is OK if we decide to clean it up later, or just leave it be until we finally find a proper time to tackle it. The key here is to organize and prioritize, which I think is very important in managing a home and a family.

There is always a way to manage the home, we just have to learn to find the way that works for the family.

As for me, my cleaning always happen in the weekend. Especially heavy ones like vacuuming or laundry. I do toilets once a week when I am in the shower (talk about multitasking haha).

Trying to become a super mom is tiring, but trying to become a smart mom pays off.

So how do you manage your home? Do you have a schedule or you get someone else to do it for you?  What works for you?

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