Taking Back My Home (Re-Embracing My Inner Neat Freak…)

"Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee... *perpetually messy house*!"  I believe I've officially reached my breaking point with my never tidy house.   For the sake of my sanity, I've decided that it's time I take back my home! I know certain things about myself, like the fact that I lean towards being a perfectionist, and harbor neat freak tendencies.  But I didn't want my kids to grow up in fear of their mom's obsessive compulsive need to have everything exactly in its precise place, at all times. So around the time when our children entered the scene, I slowly but deliberately let go of any presumptions of being house proud.  "It's no longer realistic, nor practical", I told myself.  "To be a Good Mom, you need to be more laid back, and not care about things like the house being a disaster.  That's just your family's life happening around you." These are the things I'd try and reassure myself with.  And yet recently I've found my nerves more and more frayed by … [Read more...]