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#31 of 32 Old 09-18-2014, 08:45 AM
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My peace of mind is rather tied to an orderly environment and sense of accomplishment. I'm a virgo and may be an aspie if that explains anything. My successful days include:

My bed made (bonus: clean sheets)
Make DH coffee before work
Most laundry clean and folded
Kids' homeschooling done
Chickens and Rabbits fed and watered
Toys returned to kids' rooms
Vacuumed floors
Groceries and errands taken care of if needed
We all get outside
End the day with clean kitchen (dishes done, counters wiped)
Showed up to any scheduled things (church, 4h, etc, we don't have much)

Showers are non negotiable for me I vowed not to miss them when I had my first child, remembering my mom being a martyr about missing showers when my brother was little. Feeding everyone is a given too, I can't buy convenience meals due to price and dietary restrictions and there's no delivery out here in the country and not much chance for takeout either. And the kids would pitch a fit if we skipped reading before bed we don't skip that often.
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I think what contitutes a successful day reflects the age of your children. With toddlers and babies, you might be driven up the wall if you needed a tidy environment. With older children, i find mere presence is enough, because children do their own thing.
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