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This post may contain affiliate links. I receive a small commission at no cost to you when you make a purchase using my link. Do you ever have days when you just feel overwhelmed and exhausted with what needs doing in your home? Do you ever question how on earth you are meant to care for a toddler and a baby and for some, older children as well , plus keep the house clean, have food on the table and STAY SANE? My youngest was born one week before my oldest started part time kindergarten here in Australia.

I was exhausted! Bonus: Download a free home cleaning cheat sheet that will show you how to have your home looking clean and tidy with minimal effort and time. Well here are a few ideas that helped me keep up with the housework most of the time AND care for my kids during that season! Mums of little ones, remember this is one of the most tiring and challenging seasons of parenting, be kind to yourself often!

I know, I had very high expectations of myself and what I wanted to achieve each day during that season. I would often feel frustrated by the end of the day, at how little I accomplished in terms of tasks. But one of the healthiest ways for us to respond to changes in our lives is by adjusting our expectations.

It is perfectly ok to decide that certain household tasks will not get done as often as they use to be. Shortcut Tip : Get into the habit of writing down your top 3 tasks for the day. Complete those tasks first and anything else is a bonus! When you are caring for a baby and a toddler, one thing you are definitely short on is time. Gone are those long chunks on time when you could actually get housework done with a baby.

Now you can count on, rarely having both baby and toddler asleep at the same time. What you do have though is small pockets of time available. Even 10 minutes can be used to clean the bathroom and toilet, Remember the first idea!

You are not aiming for perfection. Instead of completing housework in one go, break it up into smaller tasks. Have 2 minutes, you can clean the bathroom sink and so on. Do a load of laundry or two every day rather than leaving it for a big washing day. Small tasks throughout every day are more practical than finding a hour or so to get housework done. Another useful strategy is to get into the habit of associating one task with another.

For example, while I am waiting for the kettle to boil in the morning I put the dry dishes away from the night before. Maybe changing a nappy is associated with emptying a bin or having a shower with re-filling the toilet rolls. I make this easier for myself by having cleaning supplies stored where I use them, though out of reach of little ones.

That can be often with two boys who like to play in the sand and mud. Share the responsibility of housework with your partner, older kids, extended family members or pay for a cleaner. I know some of us can feel embarrassed sharing with our friends that we have our Mum come and clean our house once a week.

Or even letting people know we have a cleaner. Let me tell you, if a cleaning service was free, almost every women would have one! Amen, sister! Shortcut Tip: Ask nicely for help rather than nagging, complaining or criticising. Communicating openly and respectfully with each other helps.

Other times there are set ways of doing things in your relationship that started way before the arrival of kids. Those patterns may not have changed even though your workload and responsibilities have. That is more difficult to solve and may require talking with an experienced counsellor. Often your goals for keeping up with housework can be thwarted by low energy levels. You are simply too tired to plan your day and do things more efficiently.

Even though it may not feel like it makes a difference, taking a nap during the day and getting to bed earlier at night helps. Follower of Jesus. Wife to Daniel. Mum to three energetic Aussie Indian kids. Loves reading, trying new things and pottering at home. Inspired by nature, Pinterest, vintage finds and paint colours. Believes that we flourish best when our homes are uncluttered and organised, as well as when we are surrounded by what we find beautiful. Here you will find simple ideas, inspiration and encouragement to help you let go of the clutter and makeover your home.

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