Chronicles of a Completely Unperfect Mom

March 31, 2009

Tackling It – Making It Permanent

Filed under: Tackle it Tuesday — Mom @ 8:12 pm

In a past life, I took a heads on approach to just about everything.  The problem with this approach is that it never lasts.  Whether it was a diet, a hobby, a “life’s dream”, you name it, eventually the fire dwindled down to a smolder, and eventually went out.  With a second little one on the way, I’ve decided that while I can use Tuesdays as a motivating day to keep me going, I can’t rely on Tuesdays to get me started.  Tackling too much on Tuesday has led to needing to take it easy on Wednesday, feeling like I was in a rut on Thursday, and then I would pity party my way through the weekend.

Over the past couple of months, my step-mom has been coming over about once a week to help me get the apartment cleaned and organized.  Originally, the goal was to have the apartment ready for RJ by the time I hit 28 weeks pregnant.  Well, after someone having a death in the family followed by a co-worker going to Hawaii for almost two weeks, I had no energy for most of the month.  Last week, I was a week past the goal and nowhere near ready to bring a new little guy home!  With our session last Tuesday, we got the apartment within two rooms of being ready.

Since then, I’ve been working a little each night to see how close I can be when she comes over the next time.  By the time RJ is here, I want to be at a point where we can start the dishwasher on our way out the door and come home as a family of four into a peaceful home.  That won’t happen by trying to make huge gains one day and then sliding down the hill for the next six.



  1. I think you are right. A plan is only good if it works for you. It sounds like cleaning a little bit each day is better for you than a big clean up on one day. Good luck with the new plan:-) I hope you find success.

    Comment by susieshomemade — April 1, 2009 @ 5:29 am | Reply

  2. There is an awesome book I think you would love, A House That Cleans Itself!!!! It changed the way I think of my home and was so encouraging in helping get my home set up so that it works for us as a family. I would love to send you a copy, email me if you are interested!!!

    Comment by L2L — April 2, 2009 @ 3:14 am | Reply

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