Homemaking changes with the seasons of life.
Just when you have things under control:
Keep reading to find out how giving yourself a weekly Kitchen Day can help you get your kitchen work done without having to stress about it…
Do You Have Mary Poppins Expectations?
I don’t know about you, but I have lofty expectations for myself.
I want my family to eat well, and it would be awesome if they actually enjoyed the food I put on the table. And I want all of them to learn to cook And I want to know what I’m gonna cook, and actually have the stuff I need to cook it. Oh! And I would love to bake cookies and sing Spoon Full Of Sugar while we’re washing up. Mary Poppins, step aside, Mama's in the kitchen!
You probably have some lofty ideals, too, don’t you?
But how are we supposed to achieve any of that when the dishes are piled up and just looking at the kitchen is stressful?
The answer is easy: Kitchen Day.
Now take a deep breath dear Mama. My Kitchen Day is flexible.
When you’re in a season that has you frayed, or tired, or just busy: Do what you can. Give yourself grace. Cook the food and wash the dishes. Sweep when you need to. Stick to the Weekly Work on Kitchen Day.
When things are smoother sailing: Do the Weekly Work and then add one or two Bonus Jobs.
Easy Peasy. No stress needed.
And remember: Use your Kitchen Day for Doing. Do one job, and then do another. Smile. Play some uplifting music. Save the thinking stuff for Planning Day. Enjoy getting stuff done!
Yes, you still have to feed the family all week long. And yes, you will have to take care of the dishes seven days a week. But giving yourself a Kitchen Day allows you to know that the work will get done. And knowing the work is getting done takes a great deal of stress out of your kitchen. That means you can have some fun the other days: bake desserts. Teach someone to scramble eggs. Maybe even sing a song and set the table.
You do have to feed your family.
Change the lists up and make them work for Your family!
Kitchen Day Chores
Do what you can do today and remember not to stress over the rest… Kitchen Day will come around next week. I promise.
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Anna Travis is just a girl doing her best to live out her faith in every sweet and messy moment life throws at her. She loves encouraging other women and their kids to thrive at home, love others, and serve their King.