After my first son was born I found that trying to recover from surgery, nursing and taking care of a new born, entertaining all the people who wanted to see my first born and maintaining my house was becoming impossible.  I did have wonderful help from my parents and my in-laws but I realize I had to figure out how to handle everything on my own.

I turned to my mom for advice on maintaining my house since she did raise six kids. She told me to check out a certain lady….Flylady.  I thought she must be crazy but she said give it a chance and so I did.  Flylady has change my life. She has been a lifesaver when I have needed it.  She teaches you how to get rid of all the junk in your house and how to break up the house so it becomes more bearable.  So I highly suggest checking out Flylady.  Of all the wonderful things she has taught me the thing I love the most is that we need to let go of our need for materialistic things.  If we don’t love it we need to get it out of our house.  I know I find myself yelling all the time about picking up the things lying around the house and I would rather be spending my time doing something fun with my kids.  If you do check her out I would love to hear what you think. Now you have to have an open mind and give it a few months but I keep going back to her after 13 yrs.  I may not follow her every day but when I feel I am drowning in a dirty house she comes to my rescue.  Now get cleaning!!!!!

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I am a mother of three children who is trying to fulfill all the ‘traditional’ ideas of a stay at home mom. I am a cook, maid, shopper, chauffeur and the laundry lady. I am also their protector, mentor, religious educator and guidance counselor. I have chosen to raise them in a Catholic household.

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