i’ve come to be at peace with the fact that i can’t be social and have on orderly, clean house at the same time. if i spend time running about meeting and making friends i often come home to a house in chaos which then impedes my ability to think in a linear fashion while nestled in said messy abode.

if i stay home and clean, organize, purge and spiff i’m left very satisfied at the end of the day but feel lonely and cooped up.

i read an article recently about building your tribe. the difference between a tribe and a friend circle is that a tribe accomplishes things together. be it community parenting or tackling projects or say…raising barns. i’m really interested in building my tribe here. i am lucky enough to have a small number of people who are MY PEOPLE. i will not let them go.

oh no.

but i’d like to broaden those horizons. i’d like to engage friends in my projects and dreams. i’d like to be engaged in theirs. i’m going to work on making myself more open and available for lending a hand this year.

you know this is just a fancy warning to you columbus folk that i’m going to be calling you to help me clean my house, right? because it is. but think about it.

let me know if you want to get tribal.


100 thingz

whenever i feel that my household has become unmanageable i know it’s time to get rid of some stuff.


yesterday i took on a 100 things project. I gave away 100 things in one day.

granted this is not hard to do when you have a small child. small articles of clothing and small no-longer-played-with toys easily add up. still, it was 100 less things i have to sort, fold, pick up, organize and step on.

here’s my nice little give away pile:


i normally just haul the stuff to the goodwill but i’m thinking about a stuff swap party in the future. anyone want to set a date and join me? i’m thinking this might be a good alternative to buying kiddos all new toys for christmas. maybe just trade ’em up.

if you decide to take on the 100 things in one day give away please post and share your pics on MomJeanz page.

cheers to a simpler, more manageable household.