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Jobs, jobs and more jobs!

This week’s word has to be Jobs.

Jobs! Jobs and more flipping jobs.

I’m not just talking about housework. Shopping, blogging, remembering appointments, birthday presents, starting the Christmas shopping….

Juggling this and now having 2 little ones is definitely more tricky.

I don’t have an immaculate house. It is impossible. When I was a kid I always remember my childminder had one of those signs in her kitchen. It read “Cleaning the house when the kids are growing is like shovelling snow when it’s still snowing”. SO TRUE!!

We do have a reasonably good size house which I am not complaining about at all. I LOVE my new house but it’s a mission keeping it clean and tidy.

We used to have a cleaner until a few months ago and I do miss her. We are hoping she comes back in the New Year. She came fortnightly but completely blitzed the house. I can never get over how fast a week goes. I clean 3 toilets and feel all smug. Then a week passes and they need doing again. Why??

I am obviously home full time now, with the gremlin 3 days a week and we generate so much filth! Dust, crumbs and outdoor muck. I feel I am constantly hoovering up our entrance hall/diner.

Do I need to even mention washing? Sick and pjs covered in leaked breast milk mean the machine is on pretty much daily.

I often feel like I am on a hamster wheel and the to do list is never ending. I’ve started thinking that everything I do is an achievement. With a bit of a limpet baby who needs a bit of help napping, if I manage the hoovering that is one job done. I’m also painfully aware little Piglet is likely to be our last bubba and making the most of her snuggles and smiles is so important.


There is so much more to life than housework and jobs but sadly if I don’t want to live in a shit tip; I have to cave and do the cleaning. Also, I am already having the “jokes” from my hubby about catching me on the sofa all Thursday and Friday, snuggling and watching Grey’s Anatomy (I jest, he really is teasing).

How about you? How do you juggle kids and chores?



  1. Catriona
    November 11, 2016 / 7:15 am

    I live by ‘there’s more to life than housework’ I’m awful at keeping on top of it, and would rather fill our days with fun than make time for it. Thinking I’ll get some done in the evenings, then I just can’t be bothered!

  2. November 11, 2016 / 7:42 am

    The jobs list is endless isn’t it and I am so with you on the toilet cleaning thing, I always think I’ve only just done them but really it’s a week ago and they need doing again! I have to do laundry every day really or we start to sink in a pile but sometimes I go ‘laundry blind’ and subconsciously can’t face doing it… So I ignore it and oh that’s a bad idea. Happens less now Monkey needs school uniform as he only has so many school trousers! I go through fits and starts with the rest and can be so lazy then have to give myself a kick up the backside and sort it out xx

  3. November 11, 2016 / 9:21 am

    I can totally relate when you say ‘hamster on a wheel’ because that’s exactly what it’s like. Housework is relentless especially with little ones I don’t think you can ever truly catch up. I find that if I do a little every day splitting it down into zones I keep on top of it much better. #WotW

  4. November 11, 2016 / 9:31 am

    I hate the household chores, they never seem to be done. #ThatFridayLinky

  5. November 11, 2016 / 2:07 pm

    Housework is never ending isn’t it….
    My girls are at an age now where they can help and on a weekend we always have a big clean….It is a little easier when they are older…

  6. November 11, 2016 / 2:41 pm

    All those little jobs feel like they are never-ending don’t they – and yes trying to juggle them with two isn’t so easy. Glad to hear that you are making the most of the snuggles though even if it does feel like the housework is building up. I quite like the sound of getting a cleaner but I know I’d then stress about making sure the house was tidy before they turned up – crazy I know! #WotW

  7. November 11, 2016 / 3:24 pm

    Oh yes, that chores hamster wheel, I know it! It’s kind of become ingrained now so that I barely notice it! You’re right to enjoy those snuggles while you can, I was the same with my second, much more keen to savour every one as I knew then how quickly time goes by with them 🙂 Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

  8. November 11, 2016 / 6:01 pm

    Aww bless you! Its taken me nearly 3yrs since having Mia to get myself ‘organised’ again! A couple of weeks ago I felt like everything was piling up but I did get through it and this weeks been better. We just seem so busy at the moment and nothing like housework or bit and pieces ever get done! We are also moving in Jan and that’s becoming a bit stressful!


  9. November 11, 2016 / 6:17 pm

    I could have written this myself….I blitz on a Tuesday then by the time Thursday comes around I have to do the whole blooming thing again, I would love a cleaner but now don’t feel I could justify it…..boooo!!! Popping over from #WotW #ThatFridayLinky

  10. November 11, 2016 / 8:49 pm

    It’s a nightmare isn’t it?! I’m on maternity leave with my second and it does feel like I spend half the time pottering round the house, picking toddler toys up, two loads of washing up every day, one load of laundry every day…. it gets so boring but at least when I’m having a bad day with baby I can feel a sense of achievement if I get a chore done!
    We’be just bought a tumble dryer which is a game changer, I can’t wait to move to a bigger house where we can have a dishwasher… that would save me hours each week!

  11. Rach
    November 13, 2016 / 8:42 am

    I work almost full time so find it difficult to keep on top of household chores, heck, who am I kidding? I just can’t be arsed if truth be told. I’m seriously considering getting a cleaner in the New Year! It might just be the best money I’ve ever spent! #thatfridaylinky

  12. Nige
    November 13, 2016 / 8:12 pm

    Some weeks it’s never ending definitely can relate to hamsters wheel great post Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

  13. tracey at Mummyshire
    November 14, 2016 / 12:56 pm

    It can be an endless cycle of tidy-feed-clean-tidy-feed-clean and it can feel never-ending! I’m not a fan of housework at all, so I try and do little bits at a time so then the jobs don’t seen so huge…but it’s still a chore!
    When I was working out of the house we hired a cleaner and it really was the best money we spent – no more moaning & arguements about doing the hoursework at the weekends. So worth every penny!