Keeping Up With The Art of Homemaking When You're Pregnant

I bent over today and felt my growing belly filling up a bit more space than I remember feeling a couple of days ago.   A little catch in my back and that old familiar round ligament pain…Tiring easier and not keeping up with 4 very over charged boys and 3 busy girls.  Reality has been setting in since we heard the baby’s heartbeat last week. 
I pull out my Managers of Their Homes book often and read certain chapters hoping to gain some new piece of wisdom I can implement.  Several weeks ago, I pulled out my book and re-organized a schedule that we have been working on over the past  3 weeks.  Forseeing that my limited ability would be coming on quickly, I tweeked a few areas and came up with some ideas in the area of children’s chores that have been working for our family. 
We are not a overly scheduled family.  Having a farm and animals provides some mandatory regularity to our schedule, however, I am not one of those moms who wakes at 5 am and has every 30 minute slot in the day filled out.  I get stressed just reading those types of schedules! 
My schedule will clear space for taking advantage of those nesting spurts when they hit.  Trying to organize a large family house hasn’t been easy and with our growing farm (more on that later), I am anxious to get some things organized. 
I don’t know how I stumbled upon this site, but I have been inspired by the Organizing Junkie blog.  I did my own organizing  recently and turned my linen closet (which had been ransacked once too many times by tent building kids) into a functioning linen closet. 
Here is the before picture:

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I knew it was time to organize the linen closet when the door refused to close.  The top shelf also was the resident shelf for all the non-refrigerated animal medicines and supplies.  Things like castrating bands, emergency colostrum like substance for newborn animals, cut and wound medicine, animal medicine syringes and needles.  I reorganized in a bigger box and labeled the contents on the outside of the box to be stored NOT in the linen closet ever again. 
Here is the after shot. 

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Amazing how a freshly organized closet makes you feel!  I gave an old sheet to the kids for future tent building activities.  I saved all those plastic zip bags that blankets and curtains come in and used those to pack items for longer storage and easier identification. 
I used baskets to organize smaller linens like baby sheets and pillow cases. 

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I have several other projects like this that I would like to get done soon….hopefully, that nesting energy will be as abundant as the nausea was. 
    

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Keeping Up With The Art of Homemaking When You’re Pregnant

I bent over today and felt my growing belly filling up a bit more space than I remember feeling a couple of days ago.   A little catch in my back and that old familiar round ligament pain…Tiring easier and not keeping up with 4 very over charged boys and 3 busy girls.  Reality has been setting in since we heard the baby’s heartbeat last week.

I pull out my Managers of Their Homes book often and read certain chapters hoping to gain some new piece of wisdom I can implement.  Several weeks ago, I pulled out my book and re-organized a schedule that we have been working on over the past  3 weeks.  Forseeing that my limited ability would be coming on quickly, I tweeked a few areas and came up with some ideas in the area of children’s chores that have been working for our family.

We are not a overly scheduled family.  Having a farm and animals provides some mandatory regularity to our schedule, however, I am not one of those moms who wakes at 5 am and has every 30 minute slot in the day filled out.  I get stressed just reading those types of schedules!

My schedule will clear space for taking advantage of those nesting spurts when they hit.  Trying to organize a large family house hasn’t been easy and with our growing farm (more on that later), I am anxious to get some things organized.

I don’t know how I stumbled upon this site, but I have been inspired by the Organizing Junkie blog.  I did my own organizing  recently and turned my linen closet (which had been ransacked once too many times by tent building kids) into a functioning linen closet.

Here is the before picture:

clos12.jpg


I knew it was time to organize the linen closet when the door refused to close.  The top shelf also was the resident shelf for all the non-refrigerated animal medicines and supplies.  Things like castrating bands, emergency colostrum like substance for newborn animals, cut and wound medicine, animal medicine syringes and needles.  I reorganized in a bigger box and labeled the contents on the outside of the box to be stored NOT in the linen closet ever again.

Here is the after shot.

closet2.jpg


Amazing how a freshly organized closet makes you feel!  I gave an old sheet to the kids for future tent building activities.  I saved all those plastic zip bags that blankets and curtains come in and used those to pack items for longer storage and easier identification.

I used baskets to organize smaller linens like baby sheets and pillow cases.

clos3.jpg


I have several other projects like this that I would like to get done soon….hopefully, that nesting energy will be as abundant as the nausea was.


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