For those of you who are new to Simple Kids, welcome! I’m Kara and I live in a small town in central Indiana with my husband Christopher, my sister-in-law Angela (who is a special needs adult), four kids ages 3, 6, 8, and 13 and our Boston Terrier Nickey Disco Doggie.
So, why am I flinging my front door wide open to the internet today?
I have seasons where homemaking comes easier to me and I am on top of things and I also have many times, like now, where it seems like I’m 20 steps behind my To Do list and the laundry pile is towering and there’s six weeks of dust coating every surface.
I’ve learned to save the guilt for sin, as they say, and I don’t beat myself up if my home isn’t always tidy. As you know, I’m a believer in the 80/20 rule and I apply it to my homemaking, too.
However, sometimes it’s nice – very nice – to know I’m not alone. I’m not the only one whose home isn’t always sparkling. There’s beauty in the messes, too, if you look for it.
It’s life and life is seldom neat as a pin (a phrase which takes on new meaning in the post-Pinterest world, am I right?)