• It’s Because I Love You That I Clean

    I think it’s common knowledge that moms often feel guilty they’re not spending every waking moment caring for their kids. Many even pass on cleaning because it takes time away from the kids. My own mom has said she wishes she had spent more time playing with us instead of cleaning. Clean or play with the kids? Well, one solution is getting the kids to help or baby wearing. But what if they not amenable to that? Well, I guess cleaning can wait. Except sometimes it can’t. At least, for me. I don’t sacrifice my time with my kids just so I can clean. I don’t spend more than an…

  • Why is My Floor a Mess?

    My kids are happily snoring since both fought naptime yesterday and even though my son is almost 4 and should be getting ready to drop his nap he still clings to it with both hands and feet. Six days out of seven. And as they sleep, I find myself staring at my living room floor, wondering what happened. Every night, after the kids are in bed, I pick up. I dutifully put every toy in its place and throw out the trash. When my husband and I sit down to enjoy the peace and quiet, it isn’t beautiful, but it looks lived in. Then the kids wake up in the…