Dealing with Friday Morning Pre-Shabbos Overwhelm

I am writing this to give myself my own advice. If you, dear reader, can benefit from this advice also, then I am glad to be of assistance. IT’S FRIDAY MORNING. The dishes are piled, the remnants of yesterday’s children’s messes are still scattered, the bathroom needs a good wipe down. The dining room table,Continue reading “Dealing with Friday Morning Pre-Shabbos Overwhelm”

“My house was clean. Then the kids woke up. The end.”

I love these snarky memes.  One would never know upon waking the house was straightened the night before.  I have photos to prove it and they aren’t Photo-shopped.  My bright-eyed bushy-tailed 2 and 5-year-olds are mini-tornadoes that can transform any orderly space into a disaster area.  But hey, they’re kids and I’m thrilled they haveContinue reading ““My house was clean. Then the kids woke up. The end.””

Keep Calm and Prepare for Shabbos

Good morning, everyone! It’s the Friday race to Shabbos. We’ve been trying to finish 30 minutes before candle lighting for a more relaxed atmosphere. The more that gets done Thursday, the better things run on Friday.  Here are a few Friday musings I’ve been wanting to share. One of my biggest challenges is having a clearedContinue reading “Keep Calm and Prepare for Shabbos”

How to Speed Clean Before Shabbos

OK, it’s Thursday night again.  It’s almost Shabbos.  I want the house to look worthy of the angels who are accompanying my husband home from shul on Friday night.  What must I do first?  Second?  Stressing or panicking will not accomplish anything.  Not productive.  Must be productive.  My method is based on Flylady’s room rescueContinue reading “How to Speed Clean Before Shabbos”