I cannot believe that right now I am siting on the couch despite the unpicked up house!!! Every night before going to bed I make sure that house is all picked up and everything is in it's place. By doing this we start with a fresh house where any mess that is produced is from that day only...saving time in the end.
Yes, I know I have kids and it is expected for the house to not be so tidy but I cannot accept that for me or my family. I have come along way in how to balance the need for a tidy and house and letting things go to enjoy our house. Small things like picking up at night and doing some chores everyday keep me balanced.
Now I do "allow" myself one day a week to just not pick up but more then that is pushing it. Me in the not so comfortable place is not a happy mama. The best advice we have ever recieved as new parents was from our first pediatrician "do what works for your family". We lived by that and find what works for us....one thing for sure is a nice tidy, picked up house with balance.
So I as I type away there are pjs in the hall, unmade beds, breakfast items out and toothpaste in the sink....however I am really enjoying this morning time laying on my couch with our open windows!