Thanks to Jen for hosting! I've been noticeably absent from the blogging world (as you can see, my most recent post was last week's Quick Takes), but as you will see below, with good reason. Next week should be a bit less chaotic, so I hope to be able to get back to posting regularly.
We'll be moving out of our apartment and into a house! Needless to say, this past week has been full of packing and cleaning, as well as the normal day-to-day stuff. There have been some loooooong days (and short nights!), but the end is in sight. My awesome husband and our family and friends will be doing most of the moving while I take care of Emily and Erin, which will make moving day much easier. my kitchen sink. If you haven't run across the FlyLady theory at some point, go read. I'll wait. (I read it several years ago, but I never really understood it until now ...) Method cleaners! Highly recommended.
But I digress. When two working people live in a relatively small apartment and are rarely home to really use the space, cleaning is sort of optional. If you skip a day or three, no one really notices. This all changes once you have children. If you skip an hour, everyone notices. If you skip a day or three ... well, I hope you have an escape route planned, because the mess will be displacing you soon. Obviously, caring for the kiddos is priority one, but I must admit I was floored by how messy we became once we became parents. It's not like newborns are making messes by themselves, after all!
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