Welcome to Organized Motherhood! I’m Alison, and I’m so happy to have you here!
Motherhood is an amazing time in your life filled with snuggles, kisses, and… messes. Motherhood should be enjoyed, but sometimes life happens and we get carried away worrying about things that don’t really matter.
When was the last time you stopped to really enjoy everything that life has to offer?
On Organized Motherhood, I share tips to simplify everything about momlife.
Parenting, taking care of a home, and living everyday life should be stress-free and simple! But so often, it seems like we’re just another bowl of spilled Cheerios away from losing our minds.
Hi, I’m Alison. I’m a farmer’s wife, and we have two (sometimes) sweet darlings. We live in Michigan, where we grow corn, soybeans, and wheat, in between managing everyday life.
In a former life as a project manager, I had processes for my processes.
I’m the type of person that craves order. I have an M.B.A. in accounting and human resources, and I worked for years in banking, auditing, and quality assurance. I love nothing more than writing, editing, and playing with budgets and Excel documents, but the journey to creating a happy, orderly household is not an easy one, even when I use printables.
As a work-outside-the-home mom, I was miserable and I wasn’t spending enough time with my family.
But then I came home to spend time with my kids and I felt out of my element. Laundry piled up, the kids ran wild, and I was exhausted. Even worse, I felt like I just couldn’t “get it together.”
While I was working, I had systems in place. I got things done! But at home? Not so much.
Do you ever feel like your life is a mess? You’re running around in circles trying to get everything done, but you feel like nothing is getting accomplished?
I can relate.
When I stopped working outside the home, I expected that I would magically have a clean house, a daily schedule in place (darlings dressed by 8, learning activities done by 10, followed by playtime, lunch served at noon… you get the picture). Clearly, that didn’t happen.
Six months later, my house was still a mess. In fact, I think it was even messier once I was home full-time.
And timeliness? Don’t even get me started. I couldn’t be on time to save my life. I consider us on time if we make it to story time less than ten minutes late.
Getting organized isn’t a one-time thing. It’s not something that you can do once and suddenly stay organized forever. It’s a journey. Something that you’ll probably always have to continue working on. But it is possible to simplify things.
It’s possible to make life manageable so that you can actually enjoy the important things.
Join me on my adventures as I try to organize life. Let’s get organized and share cleaning, parenting, and everyday life hacks to get through the day.
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Cheers to that!
(P.S.) If you want to know more about the farming lifestyle, read my story about the life of a farmer’s wife on Country Living.
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Tuesday 15th of September 2015
Thanks, Anjela! I love your blog, too!
Saturday 12th of September 2015
I love the narrative aspect of your About page. It really paints a nice picture of who you are as a person. I need to do more of that on my blog.
We have quite a bit in common, you and I. That is probably why I enjoy reading your blog! I look forward to reading about your journey.