Sunday, March 9, 2008

Are you an Organizing Mommy?


Here's how to find out.
1. Are you a mommy?
2. Are you trying to be organized?  at all?
3. O.K. then you're an organizing mommy...

Organization isn't like achieving an award that you can hang on a shelf.  It's more like having a shelf that has room for an award, and it's up to you whether or not you put it there each day.  

Organization isn't running a long race and crossing the finish line.  It's more like walking through the field and picking up wildflowers and deciding to put them in a vase rather than throw them on the ground
 
In life, it's about all of the little things we do, stacked on top of each other like blocks, that make for an organized day or not.  

One good decision, like making your bed in the morning, can lead to another like putting your pajamas away and neatening up things as you go.

The same bad decisions, like putting off loading the dishwasher, can lead to another bad decision like ordering food out instead of cooking because you have no clean dishes.
  
Being organized is just a series of good decisions, actually carried out, rather than kept hidden.

Herein, is the reason for my little mission in the blogosphere: to motivate, persuade, and encourage in my own little way these small but meaningful good decisions that will lend themselves to being a most definitely organized mommy...    

13 comments:

Chic Mama said...

What a great blog- I love anything to do with organization and it is one of my top goals for this year! Maybe you can pop over to my blog sometime and see how I am doing!! See you around the party!

BrineS said...

I'm inviting you to party with me!

Win some chocolate from my-sister-in-law and I...we blog about CHOCOLATE...me from Australia...and her from Michigan. Here's the link: http://thechocolistas.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

What am I doing in Australia? I married an Aussie...and moved to Brisbane, leaving my family and friends and all the right-side-of-the-road drivers in America.

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Happy Partying!

cltgrace said...

Oh, mama! I sure need help in this organzing area~ Oi!

Welcome to the party! There are so many new folks to meet. So many t things to learn - like organzing. What a pleasure indeed!

Peek in on us at GraceFULL Days & say hi before you go! Skip over the Vicks Caring Tributes & vote for my Gracie Cakes story as one of their finalists~ Thanks in advance. http://videos.vickscaringtributes.com/videos/index.html

GraceFULL blessings to you & yours~

Carmen
cltgrace@gmail.com

Minimalist Mommy said...

I love to organize and I am a mommy. Perfect spot for me to visit.

Brenners said...

What a great blog. It's hard to make those little decisions. The hardest for me is not putting off the dishes. It sure doesn't take long for them to pile up.

Come on over to my party, if you get a chance.

Daniele said...

oh, yeah!! I like organizing too and appreciate new ideas, so I'll be back. Thanks for the site! Visit if you have a chance: www.domesticserenity.blogspot.com

Jocelyn said...

I need to still improve on organizing my household, LOL.

Hi, happy UB Partying! :)
I'm inviting you to Hip Mama's Place- it's a fun online community of moms- we have fab giveaways, a fun message board, and a free mom blog directory to list your blog.
Thanks! :)
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nottryingforaboy said...

Ooh, I could really use some help. Do you ever make housecalls? ;)

Shauntelle said...

Hey, glad I popped in here during the party... I'd love to interview you for my blog if you want to share organizing tips with my readers... I plan on writing all about my hidden clutter for Tackle it Tuesday tomorrow... Maybe you could offer some solutions and we could have a two part post.

Sorry to talk shop-- it's a party, come by my place and have a cupcake!

Shauntelle
http://www.abeautifulabode.com

Tricia Ballad said...

I love your insight into organizing - that it's less one big project that you can look at and say "Ok, It's Done!" and more of an ongoing series of good decisions actually carried out. THAT's the hard part - choosing every single day to make the bed, do the dishes, plan for the next day, etc.

Come on over to my place some time, and we'll talk shop - my blog, Living at the Speed of Life, is all about finding ways to make those good decisions a little bit easier to make every day!

Living at the Speed of Life

Wani said...

I want to be organized... and one shoebox at a time I'm working my way there!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Hello... it is nice to meet you... hope you are having a fun party... it is fun 'meeting' all these new people... party hearty, take care and don't be a stranger... an aussie in Florida

Jenna said...

I NEED your blog. My bed isn't made. We had pizza tonight. I pushed papers out the way so we could see enough of the table to eat.

I just took a quiz in Peter Walsh's "It's All Too Much" and um...I'm a hoarder.

Help.

Did I mention I have 5 kids 8 and under?

My blog is tidy, though. If you'd like to visit come to momville.blogspot.com.