I'm not completely done with this big "purge" but am getting very close to being at the end of it! I can see the light, and the light load feels amazing. I have made the decision to stop racing the clock, and instead, tell the clock what's up! I've never been one to have schedules, but somewhat of a routine now that we have baby number three is feeling pretty amazing. Routines are always changing as babies grow, but I'm happy to have more free time to soak up this time with my babies while maintaining a "straightened up" home. It's not perfect by any means, but the load is so much lighter.
Now , I have so much more free time to spend with my kids, and cuddle time with my sweet baby boy. In the blink of an eye, he has hit 3 and half months. I want to do better about giving my time to my husband, babies, family, friends, and more importantly, give way more time than I usually do to the Lord. It's so refreshing to now check the time in the mornings to see that it's only 9:30 and my whole house is already cleaned , no dishes are in the sink or dishwasher ( most days now) and all I have on my planner for the next 8 hours is to teach my kids, cook, bake, sing, get our worship on, play with blocks, teach sight words and just be with them.i I actually love looking at the time on the clock now! Time is so irreplaceable , you can't get these moments back. I challenge you to declutter the things in your life that aren't necessary and that don't bring you joy but that end up taking up way too much of your time. I challenge you to manage the clock, don't let the clock manage you.