I've been implementing some changes this week. I don't have a good photo, so this one will have to do. I'm attempting to become a better wife, mom, and homemaker. I figure I better get organized and work on better habits now before I become a mom of 6 or 7.
Currently I'm implementing ideas from several different plans and books. I'm getting up at 6 am (killer for a night owl like me) and making sure I'm in bed much earlier than I'm used to. I'm having a daily quiet time with the Lord, currently reading Proverbs 31 and trying to apply it to my life one verse at a time. I'm following the Fly Lady approach of getting up before my family and getting showered and dressed all the way to my lace up shoes so that I'll be prepared for the day and making my bed every morning.
The girls also have to get up, get dressed, brush their hair, make their beds, and straighten up their rooms before breakfast. They seem to enjoy it. I'm trying to apply the lessons I learned from the "meek and quiet spirit" book by having a good attitude, smiling, and handling every situation calmly. So this morning when Kevin's explosive diaper covered my new jeans right after I got dressed, I laughed and dealt with it. And this afternoon, after grocery shopping with all the kids by myself, when one of the cases of pop flew out of my hands and exploded all over the ground, I didn't even gripe, I just handled it cheerfully.
I'm exercising every morning, my house is cleaner, there are no dirty dishes waiting for me, and my whole family seems to be happier. I guess it's true that if the mom has a good attitude the whole house breathes easier. So far so good. Hopefully God will give me the strength to stick with all the changes!