Managing The Chaos






One of the things that has surprised me as my kids have grown older has been what I call the “happy chaos” that comes along with having toddlers. Before I had kids, I used to tell myself that my household would not be one of chaos – I was convinced that I could still maintain an orderly, peaceful house with children running around.

I can almost hear you all laughing at me, because any mom knows that with kids comes a certain level of chaos. A person can only maintain so much order with even one child in the house, and now we have three children, 3 and under, who make my life so much more fun . . . and yes, chaotic! People inform me that I have my hands full on a daily basis.
I have long since accepted that a chaos-free life with children is an oxymoron, but that doesn’t mean I have completely given up on keeping the craziness to a manageable level. The following are a few things that have helped me as I try to find a good balance...
Check out Tommy Nelson's blog to read the rest of my post on managing the chaos of life with young kids!
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Unknown said...

Loved reading your post! Great list. I feel like I need my 45 minutes of "me time" during the day so that I can survive. Lots of time this is in the morning while the kids sleep and I sneak my workout in, but its a must for me. I feel like I'm constantly cleaning something. Just following around picking stuff up as it's thrown to the side. Great post!

A said...

Great post, Callie :) I'm sure you don't remember me, but I've been reading since about the time you brought Wyatt home, and I e-mailed you about religion once. You were so sweet! Anyway, my husband and I have been married 4 years this year and we will be making the move from a 1950 relative-built 750 sq ft (2bd/1bth) house to a brand new 1600 sq ft (4bd/2.5bth). As we get closer to being ready to start a family, I really appreciate posts like the one you wrote here.

Amanda said...

I have been meaning to tell you how much I enjoyed this post! You made several points that really spoke to me and encouraged me in my walk as a mom. Thank you for your honesty and for being vulnerable. You have a gift, my friend! I hope many other moms were encouraged as much as I was!

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