I had the pleasure of getting a sneak peek at Jessica’s latest ebook– the highly anticipated and newly revised (okay, I just wanted to sound all cool there ;)) Organizing Life as MOM. Jam-packed with all sorts of tools to help us get our acts together, this ebook is simply full of tools to make planning and organizing the days a little simpler.
I joked a bit on Facebook that immersing myself in reading an organizational guide had
shamed me encouraged me enough to get my rear in gear and tackle the disaster area that we called a master bedroom. Seriously, it had gotten ugly. Somehow, what should have been a peaceful haven for my man and me had turned into the dumping grounds for:
- kid books and things they dragged in the morning
- bags/boxes of things that needed to go in the attic (the access is through our closet ceiling)
- stock-piled birthday and Christmas gifts
- oodles of change/notes/paperwork from my husband’s job that accumulated on our dresser
It was really sad. And overwhelming. In fact (close your eyes, Mom), it looked a little something (okay, exactly) like this:
And, um, also this:
Ugh. Honestly, it was so much easier to just close the door. The general concept of “Clean the Master Bedroom” had become so daunting that I didn’t even want to think about it. Far easier to vacuum and tidy some other space than venture in there.
What Jessica’s ebook did for me was to break it down. All of a sudden, I was armed with a list of tasks to tackle. Wash sheets? Yeah, I could do that. (For the record, that’s a chore I had actually kept up on, despite the appearance of the room in question, but I digress…) Wash towels and bath mat? Sure. Clean a mirror? Of course. Having little “bites” to take instead of a giant, choking mouthful made it seem achievable. And it didn’t just seem achievable…
It WAS achievable.*
Now, maybe you don’t have such a terrible disaster area in your home. Perhaps what you struggle with is plotting out a meal plan in a way that works for your family. Or maybe it’s a challenge to keep track of holiday plans– gifts, timelines, etc. We each have our own strengths and weaknesses and the beauty of this ebook is that– no matter what’s holding you back from feeling like you’ve “got it together”, there’s something there to help you. Me? I’ve got menu planning down to a science. I really don’t need help in that department. Obviously, though, I benefitted from a little hand-holding when it came to the cleaning element of keeping a home!
I do not consider myself scatter-brained or organizationally challenged at all… but this is a resource that will certainly help me stay on track as I navigate my very own Life as MOM.
So go. Now. Get thee over there to Jessica’s site and check it out. It’s available to everyone now! She also has some super add-on packs to help you organize your life as a homeschooler or life as a blogger, too. I definitely plan to put the latter into place and I’ll be sure to let you know how/if it works for me!
(*The change to our room is truly dramatic. My husband thought we had either been robbed or I was pregnant (I am NOT.) It’s so lovely now, we both want to spend a whole lot of time in there. And, well, that’s not a bad thing for our marriage either. So let’s just say this book is helping my Life as WIFE, too.)