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Frequent Flyer 2

As you may know I live by the Fly principal for all my cleaning and lots of other things.  You may have fell into the trap of thinking that I enjoy cleaning or have a sparkling clean house and I felt the need to put you right. I HATE cleaning and use this system to be able to get by and ensure that the house is in some semblance of order.  After having two children in less than 15 months you can understand that cleaning was not anywhere near the top of my priority list, but then we moved house and I decided that I needed to do something out this. more »


The wonder of the Internet 1

Today I met a friend, a friend I have know for nearly three year, but never met. A friend I made on an Internet on a website for mums. It was like we had known each other forever. Before I had children I would never have dreamed of stepping foot in such a place, but I needed support and this place offered me it in spades and never in shades of grey, always black and white. I didn’t have to meet the people who offered their advise, it didn’t matter whether I agreed with them or not, they were not swayed by knowing the “real” me. Since then I have gone more »


Evening Routines and plans for the week ahead

As you must know by now I am an avid follower of Fly and need to make sure that I do my evening routine to ensure that I start the week the correct way. So tonight being Sunday, it feels much more important to start the week on the right foot so to speak, so I have Got all our clothes out for tomorrow (after checking the weather forecast) Menu planned the rest of the week Checked calender for the rest of the week Confirmed any appointments etc with MadDad and got Mum to cover anything DW loaded and on Washing machine loaded and time set Cat fed 15 mins in more »


Mondays are home bluring days and an update on the bed 2

Mondays for us in TheMadHouse are home blessing or bluring day as I call it. This means that we go round and polish all rooms, vacuum, sweep and tidy and I do me we. Each of the mini mads has their own pinny and feather duster, they also have a sweeping brush and can use the hand help vacuum too. This way the house is all prepared (as much as possible) for the rest of the week. This weeks intensive clean is the master bedroom, so I will concentrate on cleaning in there, doing the skirting, cobwebs, windows etc. I try and instill the boys not to have all their toys more »


Learning to FLY

I am an avid follower of Flylady – it is a great routine, which means that the housework should never pile up and that spring cleaning should never need to be done. It lets you build up new habits and also develope routines that suit you and your family. Over the last two years flylady has been a godsend. It helped me come out of my PND and also meant that when I was in hospital MadDad and other family knew what needed doing and when it needed doing. It also means that I have time to concentrate on being with the MiniMads and that they understand that the house needs more »