Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change – this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress. ~Bruce Barton
My life has changed drastically in the last three months. It all started with a house fire and ended with a new job. Those two things have changed the way I look at my life. In the beginning, I focused on the loss of “stuff” and how proud I was that I didn’t mourn the material things I’d lost. (See here.) Then the problem of the kids’ education forced me into a job, something I’d wanted for a long time anyway. Now that I’ve been working for a couple of weeks, I realize that my life up until this point has been a mess–A chaotic jumble of lazy parenting, lax housekeeping (at best), and appalling disorganization.
That all changes today.
There will be a schedule. There will be a chore list. There will be no more yelling. I will not repeat myself. I will not make excuses–for me or for my children. I will not spend another Saturday cleaning house. Everyone will do their part during the week so that we can enjoy our weekend. The children will not tell each other to “shut up” or call each other “idiots” or “morons.” Homework will be done, school clothes and backpacks will be laid out the night before, bedtime will be strictly enforced, a bedtime story will be read, and I will get some writing done every day.
This is the Momfog Manifesto.
In keeping with my less hectic life, I’ve changed my blog theme. I wanted less “stuff” and more focus on the posts. The only thing I’m going to add is the blogroll, which I have to tweak a little bit first. That’s going to be a tough job. There are so many blogs that I adore, but I’m trying to keep it at about 10. Please don’t get offended if you were on there previously and are not included on the newer one. You know I still love you, right?