"That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed." Titus 2:4-5

Monday, January 24, 2011


I am going through my weekly chore lists, figuring out what is working and what isn't.  My chore list definitely needs some tweaking!  There are some jobs that I am struggling to find time for, and I just have to work them in.  The one that I am really trying to work into my routine is weekly baking.  In the past I had thought that Saturday was a great baking day, but now my Saturdays are way too full and there is just no time.  I use Saturdays to do some deep cleaning with my daughters, and then we grocery shop.  That is really all we can fit in.  On Saturdays, we:
  • Thoroughly clean upstairs: vacuum, cobwebs, dust, clean bathroom.
  • dust downstairs
  • mop downstairs
  • grocery shop
  • plus all regular housework: meals, laundry, vacuuming, etc.
I just can't fit in anymore.  Then I thought...Sunday would be a great day for baking!  Ummm, nope.  Not going to work.  We have church, and I work on paperwork for the week...organizing school stuff and printing out schedules, etc, AND I have got to have some down time once a week!  That rules out Saturday and Sunday. 

Then there's Friday...that is a full day also.  We do a half day of school, and then it's "kitchen day".  I clean out the fridge, organize the pantry and freezer, make a shopping list, and menu plan.  I clean the kitchen cabinets, all the appliances (actually Abby usually does this), all the canisters, etc.  IF I am actually able to get all THAT done, there is certainly still no time for baking on Fridays.  SIGH.

So, my latest consideration of a plan is this:  Monday morning baking time.  I'm thinking that the girls and I will bake for the first half of the day on Mondays, then do academics in the afternoon.  I think it could work!  It'll be part of the school day; the girls will develop more baking skills, and I will get some work done.  I plan to try this soon.  I can't today, because I am purposely staying out of the kitchen so dear hubby can work on it--yay!!!  More cabinets being installed!

How do you all organize your weekly chores?  I will keep you posted on how my new idea works.  God bless you!!

"Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised." Proverbs 31:30


  1. Organize?? Weekly chores?? I'm still in survival mode. The only thing I know for sure is that laundry and Monday (gymnastics day) don't go together. Tuesday is laundry day and now that the apartment management installed a counter in my laundry room I can take the time to fold it all before bringing it down to the house. There are even nice comfy chairs and small table there now so the kids can do school while I fold! The rest of it just gets done as I can get to it, but I bet a regular schedule would help me a ton!

  2. Hey girl!! :D I am reworking a lot of my stuff too. I have just read Large Family Logistics, and I LOVED IT!! I usually don't buy books about scheduling and organizing anymore because I always think I'm pretty efficient. WOW..this lady had some GREAT ideas!!! Hope you are well, and everyone is great at your house! :) Blessings to all of you my friend! :) Love the post! I'll post what I changed and what we're doing soon....I am pretty much re working everything. I'm teling you..best book I've read in a long time! :) ...and I don't miss facebook A BIT! lol! :D