I am sitting on my couch with a squirmy baby beside me while I write this. We will see how many times I need to save this draft before I can actually publish it :). While I sit here I am also enjoying my freshly cleaned house. A HUGE thanks to my mom who came over yesterday to help me tackle it. Let me tell you, it was bad. I don’t think it had really been cleaned since right before Wren was born. That was a month ago, people!
As good as it feels to have all the laundry done, the floors vacuumed and the dishes put away, I know that having a messy home more often than not is going to be my reality for the next several years as I enter mom territory. I am learning (and I’m sure I will continue to learn) to be okay with that. I am so inspired by moms who have beautiful homes but still seem to have their priorities straight. They understand that it is not just their home, but their children’s too. I found the home of Joanna Gaines featured on Design Mom awhile ago and obviously love the vintage touches and creativity that she uses to decorate her home, but even more I love what she says about having a clean house:
“I had to get over the idea of perfect, clean, and dust-free. I noticed myself picking up after my kids the entire day. I was constantly cleaning so my house would look perfect and in order. I finally realized I was missing out on so many moments with the kids because I was concerned with something as irrelevant as clean counter-tops! I now make it a rule for myself to not waste my day cleaning because we all know it will get messy again. I can start clean up at 7 pm. I do like to go to bed and wake up with a clean house!” Amen to that!
If you’d like to see the rest of Joanna’s home and read the entire interview, click here!