Life has been so busy lately that when I do get the chance to come to MDC I usually just read a bit and rarely post, but I'm needing help with my house. I have an almost 3 year old and a 6 month old. Its just so hard to find the time to clean. Before DS2 I was using Motivated Moms to clean. That house looked great, but I feel like I was paying more attention to cleaning than I was to DS1.
In addition to the new baby, we moved to a new state & house in May, and I'm trying to find my routine for cleaning and stuggling. I love the MM program, but I'm not getting close to all of it done and I'm like a pendulum, I'm either running around going crazy on the house and paying very little attention to my boys or I'm ignoring the house and the boys get me to themselves. The back and forth is driving me crazy. The state of my house is ridiculous.
I started a routine with DS1 when we first moved here, so we try to get outside by 10 am for a few hours every moring and then we do lunch, rest time and after lunch he gets to do some sort of activity. (ie- Tuesday is baking day, Wednesday- craft day, Thursday- painting day, etc). Then I cook dinner, & we go on with the rest of our evening routine. DS loves it, but it leaves me with little to no time to clean. I can't clean during rest time because DS2 doesn't normally sleep at the same time and if he does, by that time I just want a break.
So, here's my question... does anyone get their cleaning done by 10ish am and then only do maintanance stuff the rest of the day? (dishes in the dishwasher, picking up toys, etc.) If so, how do you do it? What does you cleaning time look like? We bedshare and so I'm not sure DS2 would stay asleep if I got up before everyone else, but I'm thinking about trying it. My morning also has to include breakfast, and getting all of us dressed and ready for the day.
Thanks so much to anyone who read this far. Time to get moving.