Things I've Learned Recently

- Weird things actually clean better than typical cleaning supplies. Toilet bowl cleaner is great for cleaning grout! So the grout in our bathroom has been overdue for a good scrubbing for quite some time.  I saw on Pinterest that someone used Clorox gel with bleach, let it sit for about 10 minutes, scrubbed it in, then rinse/mop it up and it looks SO much better. Also, apparently oven cleaner works for shower floors. #mindblown

- When using that many strong products in a very small, no-window bathroom... DO wear a mask. We found these lying around and thank goodness because that stuff is strong.

- Also? New parents take any activity and call it a "date" ... cleaning bathrooms with music playing?! TOTALLY a date.

- There will never, ever everrrr be enough hours in the day to do it all. People that claim/act like they do? They're lying ;) I'm okay admitting that I'm perpetually behind on something (usually multiples somethings) at ALL times.

- Changes are scary, no matter how good the change might be. This isn't meant to be all vague or anything, but it's just something I've been thinking of lately. I used to think I welcomed and embraced change. Until my life started really changing in the past year- haha. It's hard to have life as you know it totally shaken up even for good reasons like new jobs, babies, etc.

- Don't spend money on expensive teethers, your kid just wants anything he can shove in his mouth. T will eat/gum/lick just about any item that he can get his hands on. He FINALLY had a tooth pop through this week- PRAISE THE LORD. He's been crabby and whiney and oh my goodness, teeth are the worst. But thank goodness for random books, toy blocks and momma's hoodie drawstrings.

- If you don't meal plan before the week starts you WILL eat way too much garbage. Enough said.

- Make the time to text/email/call/contact/visit a friend or family member regularly. Another thing that I've been working on is staying in touch with the "outside world" as I call it. Being a SAHM can feel very isolating at times... especially now that it's cold and gross out, not as many fun things to go out and do during the day with T. So that little adult interaction worked into my regular routine has helped so much.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week. Teething (as mentioned aboved) has made for a difficult couple of weeks and I feel behind on everything (also see above) but I'm still hanging around blogworld when I can! :) 

22 comments

  1. LMAO! So cute!! Cleaning a bathroom can totally turn into a date. You guys are adorable! & Thanks for reminding me to keep in touch with friends and family. I have that horrible habit that I won't call or text you unless you call or text me. I need to continuously remind myself not to be a recluse lol. Hope you have a great week <3

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  2. You are so right about there not being enough hours in the day to get everything done.

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  3. There is never enough time to do it all! I've been trying to prioritize a few things to get done each day and that's making me feel less overwhelmed. Meal planning is definitely the key to eating more healthy and saving money!

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  4. Isn't that the truth with meal planning? If I don't do a good job with it, then the whole week is just shot!

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  5. I totally fall victim to the eating crap if we don't meal plan! Sometimes it's difficult to do if we're busy, but it's totally worth it!

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  6. I did not know that about toilet bowl cleaner! I'm going to have to try it out on our bathroom grout!

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  7. Yesss I feel like we do the same thing; "date night" when all we're really doing is cleaning our basement or watching a new show, haha! That meme about Pinterest made me LOL! Love it!

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  8. OK we have a grout problem too...So you used just that Clorox?

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  9. Heck yes to the meal planning! Seriously, if we haven't planned, we are screwed!

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  10. I was wondering about the toilet bowl cleaner on the bathroom floor.

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  11. Yay for a tooth coming through!! Those babies are rough. And my shower desperately needs help... I don't know if it's been cleaned since June ;)

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  12. I'm perpetually behind on at least one thing at a time too. Yay for a tooth & a cleaning date. Your family is the cutest.

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  13. We never had Sophie, but R love loved her elephant Kiki when she was little and teething. It's the same brand but cheaper and smaller and cuter! :) plus I heard someone say their kid kept getting the giraffe's leg caught in their throat, which sounds ridiculous but I believe it! Crazy. Glad you found some good cleaning stuff! Our bathroom needs work too.

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  14. I always curse the universe when I forget to meal plan for the week!

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  15. Oh no, teething sounds so tough! I hope there is some relief soon! I am totally trying that grout trick this weekend! I wear a mask all the time, and gloves, and I always feel crazy but I don't want to be breathing/touching that stuff!

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  16. Oh my gosh, yes, if you don't meal plan for the week, you will eat nothing but garbage. That is a fact! If I don't do it & get all the food for the week, I'm like "okay, so McDonald's?" Ha, ha!

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  17. Jack is only interested in allll the teethers I've bought him when he is NOT teething. Figures.

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  18. Connor was born just 2 months before Christmas so we gifted him a couple outfits and a Sophie. He chewed a whole in her neck. I was both shocked and impressed.

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  19. Good to know on the grout! Our tile in our kitchen needs a good scrub and I've been trying everything I know! Totally testing it out..!

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  20. Poor little dude - I know he's got to be miserable! I will be taking those little tips on cleaning and storing them for a later date - thanks for sharing!

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  21. I've finally gotten rid of most of the cleaning products that basically require using a mask hahaha. That stuff is just so darn strong! Also, I just couldn't drop the money on that sophie teether. You're right, they'll chew on just about anything!

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  22. Bathroom cleaners are no joke. But, how good does a clean bathroom feel. It's as good as fresh sheets and a spotless kitchen. I guess that's what adulting is :)

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