Danielle Bean says, "It’s important for moms to recognize that all the small successes in our days can add up to one big triumph. So on Thursday of each week, we do exactly that."
1) This week I started implementing a weekly cleaning & laundry schedule. Each day is assigned to a room/rooms of the house & those are the ones we concentrate on, besides the regular daily stuff. It's not perfect so far, but we've done at least a little in each room so far. Maybe, just maybe, by the end of the summer our house will be in tip-tip shape...LOL!
2) In addition to the cleaning schedule, I started using the white board for my daily "TO DO" list. I had some success w/ this last summer, so I thought I'd do it again.
3) Following the June 21 advice of Danielle Bean & Elizabeth Foss in their book Small Steps for Catholic Moms, I made a point to think several times this week before giving the munchkins' requests a reflexive "No!" One of their cousins was able to stay overnight on Monday & four of their neighborhood friends were able to come inside the house to play on Tuesday.
Bonus: I finished my book review (Those Who Saw Her: Apparitions of Mary by Catherine O'Dell) for The Catholic Company. You can read my review HERE.
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