Have you ever locked yourself in the toilet just to get 5 minutes quiet? Or consumed half a block of chocolate after you’ve finally got the kids into bed? Or wished there were more hours in the day to get things done?
Who am I?
Officially, I’m a mum, a wife, an author, a teacher, a farmer and a business partner. Unofficially, I’m a secretary, taxi driver, nurse, chef, housekeeper, groundskeeper, peacekeeper, bargain hunter, photographer, personal assistant, entertainer, counsellor, accountant…
What is this blog about?
I have one of those husbands who likes to ask, “What do you do all day?”, so I started this blog as a way to keep myself accountable. It started as a daily diary of what I do all day, but it quickly merged into something else.
Now it is a way to show my progress as I try to get organised. Starting this blog made me realise there was truth to what my husband had been saying. I realised I was sick of the clutter that is overtaking our lives and sick of feeling too embarrassed to invite people into my home. Things had to change.
I’m hoping by sharing my journey to a home that I can feel proud of, others might offer advice, share things they’ve found have worked or maybe even pick up some tips from me.
Please weigh in! I want to know if you can relate, or if you do things differently, or if you have any advice to help me get more done.
A bit more background on me…
The Family. I live with my husband “hubby” who works long hours–generally he’s up at 4.30am and doesn’t get in until 8pm (sometimes earlier, sometimes later), but he sometimes comes in for an hour or so at lunchtime. He does this pretty much 7 days a week. Because of his hours, I am a full-time house-mum. We have three children: a boy who just started school this year “boy wonder”, a strong-willed three-year-old daughter “the princess” and an infant “bubs”.
Working Life. As well as being a stay-at-home-mum, I help my husband run our farming business. We run two farms and I am responsible for all the paperwork on one of those farms, as well as helping out on the farms themselves when I can (which is not much at the moment due to the little ones underfoot). I fit writing in around the farm and my family, but let’s just say I’m not making a living off it just yet. I’m also a qualified primary school teacher, but I’m not teaching at the moment while my kids are so little.