Comments: Baby Stepping Towards A Saner Existence

You do have a full plate. ((HUG)) I didn't realize you were feeling this badly.

I need to adopt some of that book, I think. I was thinking last night that I should make a list of things to do at certain times in the day and then check them off so I don't forget stuff and find myself scrambling.

Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Musings of a Housewife at January 8, 2009 12:48 PM

Sounds like a good resource. I hope things feel better to you soon - you do have a lot on your plate. I look forward to hearing what works for you - I'm sure it can be helpful to all of us. :)

Jennifer

Posted by Jennifer at January 8, 2009 12:58 PM

See, I don't know that I could even get started doing what you do, and I've only got three. Just last night I was telling my friend KYP that you're one of my heroes. For what that's worth! I'm glad you've got a plan. Praying for you!

Posted by Lenise at January 8, 2009 02:25 PM

Ahhh. A CD.

When you told me you were saying a Rosary while making dinner, I had to concede that you really are a far superior cook than I.

I couldn't figure out how you could do both at once without botching dinner.

Posted by Meredith at January 8, 2009 05:33 PM

I get you, sweetie. You know I do. My solution is to lessen the work load. I read somewhere, and it makes sense to me, that if you're not getting it all done, then you've got too much on your list to get done. (I sound like I'm babbling, but I guess you get my drift.)

I have to lighten up the schoolwork first, keep the house reasonably tidy (that serves my mental health) and getting sleep is major. That's my problem....exhaustion. A nap in the afternoon, where I really close my eyes and doze seems to work wonders.

Take care...I'll quit now. :)

Posted by melissa at January 8, 2009 06:08 PM

In early days of motherhood, I found the Sidetracked Home Executives book helpful just for its list of various tasks that tend to keep a house looking a little more together. I think FlyLady has a similar 21st century approach.

I'm working through The Power of Less right now and find its "simplify, simplify" approach helpful as I think about the three big priorities in my life right now. It has been hard to get on track with these things but I hope to have some success like you're having by breaking things down.

Posted by Patricia at January 14, 2009 08:06 PM

I have said it before, but you are not only a brave, brave woman but a model for me. Homeschooling one preschooler while chasing a toddler has already begun to edge me toward finding a nice little private school somewhere (and then finding the money for what may well be a not-so-nice-or-little tuition).

Posted by Jordana at January 21, 2009 02:57 AM