Saturday, May 7, 2011

Why it matters

Why does cleaning or organizing your home matter?
Here is a long quote by Sandra Felton ("Organizing by the Book") that has been very inspirational to me.

"What's the Big Deal About Getting Organized?

Here's the big deal. We Christians can't afford to fumble on living the life God has designed for us to live just because we can't get our organizational act together. For us organizing foes beyond cleaning, tidying and being on time.

We've got several strong reasons to put organizaing right at the top of our priority list.

We want to do our best for our families, helping our older members where necessary, making our spouses happy, and raising our children in the nurture of the Lord. We want and need order and beauty in our homes.

We want to work for the Lord in spreading the gospel in whatever way our talent takes us...

Finally we want to obey's God command to show hospitality to meet the needs of others...

Being disorganized can seriously hinder your living the abundant and productive life God has for you in all three of these areas -- and others.

... Only by having our minds enlightened and renewed by God's word will vibrant and enduring change come. (pages 3-4 "Organizing by The Book", Sandra Felton)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Online Resources from WOTTs mom's day

I had the amazing privilege to sit before some really amazing moms and talk about being a better mom. Here is the list of online resources we provided with the hand-outs. I will try to add more from that "workshop" here.

HOME (don’t create more paper clutter unless you’ll use it) (beware of the unnecessary stuff) (just a companion to the book) (phone app - have NOT tried it but want to) (this is one I researched and never tried (seemed to kill too many trees) but I know people who like it – have seen it work well for someone with pretty severe ADHD) (brand new ebook/kindle – Christian author – “house and heart cleaning”)

KIDS (teaching preschoolers at home) (cool printable books, activities and “lap books”) (just a mom, educating her child at home – great ideas! Very Montessori)
(great ideas for things to print out and make at home, especially to go with really good books) (Maile’s – she posts great ideas about teaching at home and also has a wonderful list of other similar blogs

(nurturing - “connecting” and sensory issues) –working on it - not much there yet)