Hello!I'm Mystie.I am a homeschooling mother of five kids, married for 15 years to my high school sweetheart. I've always been a slob by nature, and I've been actively combatting that tendency for 8 years now.Here, I share what I'm learning along the way, as I change my attitude about caring for my home and family. From thinking that housecleaning was a waste of time to trying to keep the house decently in order, I've found the journey to be more a matter of shifting my perspective than adopting a new routine.
Though I've always been a slob, I've also always been a planner and a list-maker. My problem wasn't not knowing what to do. My problem was not caring.
I have learned to care.It is better to care. It does matter. It is good work.I could make a plan, but I then I would rebel against it. "You can't tell me what to do!" my inner two-year-old would scoff at my written list, "Who made you the boss?"Add five kids to the mix, and the problem becomes not only my own lack of desire to follow a good plan, but also the fact that life doesn't actually happen according to my plan when I do want it.These are my struggles, and I know I'm not alone. So I write to share what I've learned, hoping not only to show a way out of the frustration, but also show that you are not alone.I provide not just another housekeeping plan to try, but a paradigm shift. I want you to see
- that your work matters.
- that your attitude matters.
- that you can tame your inner fussy two-year-old.
- that there is a way out of chaos and frustration, even though it isn't easy or once-and-done.
Cease endlessly striving for what you would like to do and learn to love what must be done. – Johannes Goethe