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    I used to feel like this but my DH told me that my job at home is to entertain and care for our child, not our house. I still clean the house as I go, but if we end up eating plain steamed vege (read: frozen microwaved vege in steam packets) for dinner 4 night a week, than so be it!

    Enjoy your child/children

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    This is exactly why I hired a cleaner! I told DH if the money was an issue I'd go without something because I was just sinking!

    So since DD was about 6 months old we have had one. Mind you now that DD is almost 3 it's a lot easier!

    I do a mad clean just before I put DD to bed which helps, because waking up to dishes and toys on the floor always made me feel miserable! And I hated starting the day that way.

    Good luck hun. Cleaning isn't everything!!!

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    It has taken 11 years of being a mum to realise that I am just not one of those mums who glides through the day with neat and tidy children, an imaculate house and gourmet dinner on the table every night, all while wearing heels and without a hair out of place. We are a disorganised and scruffy family and we are ok with that.

    Having said that, the house is a mess with DP in Germany for a month, and I have the in laws coming around on the weekend, so some major clening is in order this week!

    Though I do have to say the is a happy medium for me somewhere. When the house is too disorganised or messy or I feel too out of control with what I need to keep up with, it can really affect my mood. I can become really snappy and frustrated, so keeping reasonably on top things helps my mental health alot!

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    Best advice I got which is my inspiration during my night clean.. "Clean like your ILs are coming over in 5 minutes!" it's amazing how much you can actually get done too!! Haha.

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    Another thing is I am starting to feel 'smothered' within the house... I also wonder if I had something to 'motivate' me would I keep on top of it all, better and more calmly?!! Probably not, LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nin Nan Nong View Post
    Yep I am constantly struggling for time to do things. My dh isnt quite so forgiving though - this morning he actually left without saying goodbye because I hadn't put the washing away that I did over the weekend..god forbid he have to get his socks out of the washing basket :/
    This made me laugh ... I have 2 wks of clean washing sitting on the dining table waiting to be folded ... I'll do it today, maybe

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    Yep epic fail here lol, I have just made the decision to put DS into family day care once a week (more for his benefit, he loves being around other kids) so I'm hoping in that 5 hours I can get the washing, cleaning and the grocery shop done, fingers crossed it works, how nice would it be to have a presentable house for unexpected visitors.

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    My MIL got me a plaque that reads "messy house dirty dishes happy kids" I love it! Shes one of those mums whose house is always clean even working shift work she still cooks for her hubby and ex and his brother all separate meals an then herself irons everything wases and puts away all their clothes picks up after them mows lawn does everything :-0 where as I really couldn't be bothered ironing I pay someone do my lawn my washing pile is like everest toys strewn one end of the house to the other n dishes get done once a day if I feel like it. I can't cook to save my life and haven't mopped or vacuumed in the last week. My 20 month oldDD is like a cyclone n my 6 yr old DS isn't much better. I do have times where I clean a lot but mostly couldn't be bothered n fail in that department I'm too busy with kids n study

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    With the sock thing, I hate sorting and folding socks. So now we have a sock basket, where all the clean socks go, and everyone just has to rumage through to find a matching, or at least similar, pair for themselves!

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