Not feeling like an expert in the housework realm? Turns out, very few of feel like we know what we are doing. Last week Meagan and Sarah talked about WHAT we do to keep our households in a state of “good enough,” and this week’s Part Two is all about the feelings that came up as we tracked a week of real-life housework. We dive into some of our insecurities as home managers, the difference between housework and mothering, and some of the really sticky aspects of finding your identity as a mom and homemaker in the 21st century. We have LOTs of thoughts – and we hope you’ll join us!
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Links We Mentioned (Or Should Have) In This Episode
- Meagan’s famous words of wisdom–Cleaning and organizing your house is a practice not a project–originally appeared in this blog post on The Happiest Home.
- Want the backstory on that time Meagan got a lot of pushback for talking about hiring a cleaning professional? Read Meagan’s thoughts here: The Myth Of Doing It All: Modern Moms And Hiring Help.
- The famous Baby’s Don’t Keep poem by Ruth Hulbert Hamilton has us sitting in mixed feelings
- Contributor Stacy has an essay on the blog this week about the work of mothering vs. the work of running a home: On Messes and Motherhood
- Meagan and Sarah referred to this Facebook Post about the struggle being real with home organization. Our Mom Hour Listener Community had lots of helpful advice to share.
- Did you enjoy the “Week of Real-Life” theme for these episodes? Have an idea for another? We’d love to hear your thoughts!