Thursday, September 23, 2010

Confessions of a Modern Day Busy Woman

     Rewind to the year 1950: A young fresh faced mother wakes up before her husband and children and quietly gets herself ready for the day. Her hair and makeup is flawless as she steps into her perfectly ironed and fitted green and white house dress. Topped with a pair of white heels. She heads to the kitchen where she makes a full course breakfast of pancakes, fresh cut fruit, and bacon. Coffee is poured and the family heads into the kitchen and sits at the table. When finished she walks them to the door kisses them all and hands them their lunch as they head off to work and school. And now it is time to scrub the floors (on her hands and knees), dust the entire house, makes all the beds, vacuum, clean the blinds..oh and have dinner ready by the time her husband comes home.

     Fast Forward to the present year: A young college student is stressed trying to juggle her studies and her full time job all the while trying to balance a relationship with her boyfriend, friends, and family. A young mom wakes up late rushes around the house trying to get everyone up all the while getting herself ready for her 9 to 5. She throws her family nutrigrain bars on their way out for breakfast. NO makeup and hair pulled up in a ponytail. After work she rushes home to prepare the quickest dinner possible (hot dogs and potatoes anyone?) By the time they are done it is 7 pm and those dishes are waiting in the sink until tomorrow. Now it is time to spend an hour of quality time with her husband and children.

     Whether you are single and holding two jobs, married with a hectic schedule, or have children to care for we are all busy in the year 2010……So ladies, I want your input. What are some of your modern day busy woman confessions?

 Here are mine:

  • I confess that I would rather rerun the dryer to avoid folding laundry. I have let laundry sit in the dryer for a few days. I loathe folding laundry. 
  • I confess that when Eddie throws food on the floor I don’t even bother picking it up because I know Lucy will get it for me! Ahh I love having a dog.
  • I confess that I use a swifter wet jet to do the floors (This mama has no time for scrubbing them the old way anymore. I used to when it was just Ed and me) and I use Clorox wipes to clean the entire bathroom except for once a month when I get a chance to really clean it.
  • I confess that I have never actually taken the blinds down to clean them…I just vacuum them…when I remember lol!

What are some of yours??


  1. I confess that between a 40+ hr/week job and starting our own business (oh, and 3 dogs and 2 ferrets), I don't have time for much of anything! It took us a year to finish a new bathroom in the house! We also have a girlfriend living with us that does a LOT of the cleaning during the day because it was just too much for me! Life just seems to get busier and busier. I totally agree with you!

  2. I think a lot of mine are the same as yours:

    I confess that I never pick up food that Connor dumps on the floor because the dog gets it. I never iron- wrinkle release spray and a quick tumble in the dryer or another outfit it is! Clorox wipes can be used to clean anything, even bathroom floors in a pinch. I don't separate my laundry. It is too time consuming and as long as I use cold water nothing gets ruined.

  3. I wash all DD clothes on cold and will DS once he stops spitting up. Laundry sits unfolded for days (and sheets possibly more than a week...gasp).

    I have a cleaning service because I would much rather spend my time outside of work playing with my kids than doing house work. So I don't even bother cleaning bathrooms or vacuum. The hardwood is only swept to keep DS from eating things off the floor between cleaning visits (besides the nightly house work incl dishes).

    On my work from home day I put in laundry, load photos to our web page, and start dinner that takes longer than 20-30 minutes (incl oven time) sometimes during work hours.

  4. I confess we use the kitchen table as a laundry basket...who has time to put clothes away!