Are you stuck in the trap of comparing yourself?

Getting Organized:
In your Home and Homeschool 
 

Dear Friends,
Have you fallen into the trap of comparing yourself to others? I have be seeing several posts from ladies who feel like they are not doing enough or have decluttered enough when they compare themselves to others.
This hurts my heart! My goal for each of you is to progress in the way that works with your family and does not cause you pain or burn out. My wish is that you find peace and joy in decluttering and blessing your home. Use the tools I share with you — timer, throw away, put away, and give away.
Your Home Blessings are also a tool to help you bless yourself and your family with a clean home without perfectionism holding you hostage. Are you having a hard time just vacuuming the middles of the room or just dusting around items on your flat surfaces? Remember that you WILL do the detail stuff during your zone missions.
If you are one of the ones who is beating yourself up, I want you to stop right now. Your journey is different from the ones you see on social media and blogs. You are unique, and your family is unique.
Things change within your family as time goes on. Before you know it, you will have children who are grown and on their own. So enjoy the sloppy kisses and little messes they make. It’s ok. You can give them the tools they need by teaching them routines and picking up behind themselves.
If you grew up in a home where messes were not permitted, you might find yourself on the opposite side of the spectrum. Or you may have grown up in a messy, chaotic house, and you are militant about cleaning. You need to find the balance between these two things. I like to say that my house is messy enough that you know a family lives here and love is in abundance.
Share your successes with decluttering and reclaiming areas of your home, but don’t let this become the guiding force in your decluttering missions. Your goal is to have a home that you and your family love and enjoy being together and having others over to visit. You don’t want to live in CHAOS (Can’t Have Anyone Over Syndrome) or live in a museum.
Love your perfectly imperfect life and stop comparing yourself to the pictures you see on social media!
Your Zone Mission today is to detail vacuum the Living Room. Get help with moving the furniture.
Your Home Blessing for today is to dust and vacuum.
My menu plan for Tuesday is chicken and a salad.
Have a great day!

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About Tami

Tami Fox is a homeschool mom of 6, who in age from 26 to 11. She and her husband have homeschooled for 17 years and have graduated three of their children from their homeschool. They are currently homeschooling 3 boys who are in grades 11, 9, and 6. They use hands-on learning and unit studies to ignite the fire of learning in their children. Tami is a homeschool author and conference speaker. You can contact her by email at Tami@TamiFox.com. Buy her book, Giving Your Children Wings at http://www.tamifox.net/giving-your-children-wings/.

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