Some days I feel like it is a mere illusion that my home looks like this.
Because my reality, living with three children and being a working mama, means it does not always look this way. Not by a long shot.
I think this might be why I hold onto these images in my mind and with my camera.
To celebrate the beauty of what can be. And these spaces can be beautiful. Especially when little imaginations bring them to life.
It is in the aftermath that they lose some of this lovely shine. And sometimes even a cleaning song doesn’t work enough magic to bring it back.
Throw some illness into the mix and it takes many a cleaning song to work that magic!
So can I tell you a secret? *shhh*
How I manage when it gets all a bit too much?
Once the children are in bed, I watch a good television show. And each ad break I pause the television and clean a room.
I start small. Often with our entrance way. Putting the shoes away in the shoe rack. Hats in the hat basket and so on.
And I slowly move through the main areas of our home. The dining room, lounge room and kitchen.
Until I can breathe again.
So tell me, how do you manage?
??? I also use parenting mantras to help myself, you can read about them here ???