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    My dad taught me a great way to deal with socks. Always hang them up next to each other and fold them together as soon as they come off the line. I was getting so stressed over a basket full of odd socks!

    I do a good clean once a week and it's amazing how clean my house gets when someone tells me they're on the way over.

    Our house is tiny so if I let it get too bad it's awful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Lovegood View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by scotmum2be View Post
    I suppose I have always felt out of my depth as a mum but now more so. I just can't get anything right, I'm surrounded by mums who parent so effortlessly and I'm drowning.

    I struggle to keep the house in order, stay on top of the laundry, can't cook to save myself and I'm so useless that I struggled to make anything including the cake for my Dd's birthday party last month. The one I bought and spent a bl$&dy fortune on was disgusting! :-( if it wasn't for dh the kids would have had nothing.

    I rely on dh when we have guests over. He had work colleagues over and they know I don't work so I feel that I should be doing the catering.

    Aaaaagh..........
    I feel the same often. I really struggle with housework and cooking even more. And I NEVER entertain. DH often invites friends over and he does all the cooking, even does all the snacks and drinks himself. And I don't work either. I do feel guilty but entertaining is not my thing.


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    oh thank god for this thread!!

    I need to show DP. He is a bit of a tidy freak! and I'm more of a chilled-out-rather-play kinda mum, plus I take forever to do anything which peeves him off even more

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    Quote Originally Posted by elleandsam View Post
    I am hopeless at housework, utterly hopeless. I just don't notice things that 'need' doing and when I do I can very easily overlook them if it means extra time out and about or doing something fun with my kids. DH hates it, he is a neat freak and last night flipped out about how the teatowels were folded (apparently I did it wrong) but I just don't care about those things. There are more important things in life then housework, and as long as it doesn't look like an episode of hoarders then who really cares?
    Who folds tea towells??

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Who folds tea towells??
    Lol I do...slightly OCD though! I iron them too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopefully2 View Post
    Lol I do...slightly OCD though! I iron them too.
    I iron them too

    OP, remember that you're at home to care for your kids, and as long as you get through the day having done that you've done your job.

    A couple of months ago my DH was a bit narky because he had no ironed shirts, and made a jibe about how I was home all day. I reminded him that the only reason I left work was to look after our children, not to iron his shirts. If he'd come home 6 years ago and said "I've had a pay rise, you don't have to work anymore. You're free to stay home and iron my shirts instead." I would have said "Thanks all the same, but I prefer my job! Feel free to hire a maid."

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    Your not a bad mum.

    I am a great mum but I am the world worst housewife.
    I have beem a sahm for almost 20 years execpt for a few months when i worked and dh stayed home. Your not alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopefully2 View Post
    Lol I do...slightly OCD though! I iron them too.


    What about hankies?? And pillowcases?? Washers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopefully2 View Post
    Lol I do...slightly OCD though! I iron them too.
    Iron...

    What is iron??

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