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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Good Intentions

I would label myself as organized, if not a little OCD.
Some days, though, I get into bed exhausted and wonder what I did that day.  I mean, taking care of another human being is a pretty big deal, but still.  I know I'm capable, but some days, I feel much less than.
Enter Tsh, blogger at simplemom.net and author of Organized Simplicity.  I have a huge admiration for blogger mommies who are amazing writers.  Tsh is that and so much more.

I downloaded the e-version of her book onto my iPad, and though I'm only halfway into it, I feel like my life is forever changed already.
Tsh has taught me (and my small family):

1. To create a purpose statement.  I'll share ours another day, but the more amazing thing than having it written down was the act of talking it out.  We are pretty good communicators, but being so intentional was awesome for us.

2. To give myself achievable daily goals.  I'm one to sit down in the morning and make a list of all that needs to be done... ever.  And then, when I'm done with the ten million pages, I'm so worn out that I go eat chocolate and watch the Backyardigans.  You think I'm kidding?  I'm so serious.
Instead, smaller lists with more realistic goals are much more helpful...

I think any young mom or wife who manages (or attempts to manage) her household should pick this book up.  It's not just a how-to book (which, if you know me, I hate reading), but it is an inspiration to examine your life, your motives for your family, and your goals, letting your discoveries fuel your kind of home organization.  No pressure, really, just encouragement.

This is my shameless push for reading this book.  Do it.


  1. So cool!! I really should get one.

  2. Good to know about!! Thanks for sharing!:)

  3. I've had this book on my Kindle for a few months now. Thank you for the gentle nudge to read.


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