How Do They Do It?

You know those women who have it all together and you look at them and wonder how they do it all?  I want to be one of them.  More than anything, I want to be the wife who has a good, healthy meal ready every night, laundry done and the house picked up and company ready at all times.  I want to be the mom whose kids do crafts, get creative after school snacks, learn to cook with me and do their fair share of chores to help keep everything cleaned up.

My reality: dinner is cooked at least 5 nights a week, but it isn’t very healthy (read-it’s full of carbs!) and sometimes we run out of lettuce before I make it back to the grocery store so there isn’t even a vegetable on the table; the dirty laundry overflows the baskets and after washing and drying it, I may take another 4 days before folding and putting it away; my house is cluttered with stray papers, cups that the kids got out and didn’t bring to the sink, socks on the floor, toys and the rug is never straight; I throw a snack at my kids on the go a lot of the time, or amidst the pile of reading and homework; and BG won’t do any chores around the house so I’m always yelling.

I don’t know how to turn things into the happier, clutter-free more put together version of the life that I want.  I feel like it’s a team effort and while I know DG would like our house to be filled with less chaos, it’s going to take some time…and maybe even some help from him.  Tips on raising kids, being a good wife, etc. are always welcome! 🙂


  1. I think that’s life. and when you’re on the outside looking in, everyone seems to have it more together than you. but they’re struggling the same way.

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