I am a hopeless housekeeper and a below average mother lol.
I want 2016 to be organised! I want to stare it in the face and show it that I can do this!
I'm after general organisation tips for day to day life.
At the moment, I'd be a contender for Hoarders and/or Dr Phil but probably wouldn't make the final cut hahaha. I am laughing to myself right now, I think I'm funny! It's funny, because my desk at work has to be perfect but then I get home and my house is a shambles.
I'll give you a general run down on my life but please, if you are looking for tips etc as well, feel free to add your story! The more the merrier!
So, I'm 36 and a single mum of three kids aged 10 (B), 8 (B) and 6 (G). We live with my Mum. Mum works pretty much full time and I work three five hour days in a week, maybe increasing an extra day a month next year. The kids are all in school. They currently don't do any extra curricular activities although I will be booking them in for swimming lessons for term one next year, probably of a Friday afternoon. The kids are with mum and I 24/7, they have minimal contact with their father, maybe see him once a year for an hour or two. My eldest has recently been diagnosed with ADD (no "H") and is now on Ritalin with positive signs being shown at school. My other boy has an appointment with a paed for assessment etc but not until well into term one. My daughter is a diva and it is all my fault, I've spoilt her terribly. Not that her brothers aren't spoilt either! I suffer from depression and anxiety but have been pretty good the last six months or so compared to recent years. I loathe cooking. Mum does most of the cooking but I need/want to step up. I mop and tidy once or twice a week. Mum has a "thing" about washing so she does all of the washing because I obviously do it wrong haha. The kids rarely do their homework. My baby boy needs orthodontic work ASAP.
I've got myself a 2016(!!) diary today and have put in relevant dates and appointments and have also updated my up to now barely used calendar on my iPhone.
I want to have a tidier house, a meal plan, chores for the kids (at the moment they have none), homework done every day, family time.... Just a well organised, happy household.
Help me. Please. Ask me anything, I'll be honest.
PS - This has been REALLY hard for me to write and I know that I'm a lazy, spoilt slob but if you could please judge me silently, that'd be great xx