Mom’s need not struggle with the fact that they aren’t perfect. After all, there is no such thing as a perfect mom or a perfect homemaker! When you are not perfect, that means other people will stand up to the challenge of helping out and not leaving everything to be accomplished by you alone! If our home is a mess, we don’t have to take all the blame especially if we have several members of our household who contribute to the mess!
- Identify strengths and weaknesses of the people in your home. This could be done by having a time to get together to discuss as a family. Talk about what excites you about your home and ask each one the things they hope to improve in it. Ask how they see themselves contributing to making those wishes to come true and you will be surprised at what you will discover.
- Leverage on strengths and support each other in terms of each others’ weaknesses. Don’t be too hard on yourself when you cannot accomplish certain things in your home or force your children to do certain tasks that they are not inclined to do at all. You must create the environment to make each one want to cooperate by taking note of those strengths and weaknesses.
- Allow the people to get involved in those things that excite them about getting the home in order and then celebrate that!
- Make use of tools that help put things in order and those that make it practical for everyone’s use.
January 28, 2017 by Mommy Maricel