Tuesday, January 26, 2010

How I Use Motivated Moms & Flylady Together

Finally able to make a post about how I use Motivated Moms and Flylady together to keep the house organized and clean.

I started out using Motivated Moms but was feeling like my rooms weren't getting deep cleaned enough.  Also the clutter has a tendency to build up very quickly at my house.  MM does have you decluttering but it wasn't frequent enough to keep the major areas of our house decluttered.  I remembered that Flylady incorporated decluttering before cleaning so I went over to check it out again.  I had looked at Flylady before but could never seem to even get started on it.  So after some studying I came up with the following plan.  I haven't been using MM and Flylady together very long but it does seem to be working out wonderfully.

I divided my house up into zones very similar to the way Flylady does. My zones are as follows.  Living Room, Kitchen, Bathrooms & Laundry Room (we have 2 full baths, the laundry room is in one of them), Hallway & either the Boys Room or our new Reading Room, & the Family Room.  I plan to switch between the Boys Room and our Reading Room every other cycle through my zones.  I used  Flylady's zone cleaning lists for each zone and I'm adding to those lists if needed as I work through each list.  I don't follow Flylady's schedule with cleaning my zones as I take a week for each zone instead of a few days for the first zone.  If a particular zone is badly cluttered then I will declutter before I clean it per Flylady's instructions.

Motivated Moms is divided up into daily chores for each day of the week and is only $8 for the whole year.  MM has the weekly, monthly, and yearly etc. chores schedule throughout the daily plans.  You can see samples of the current years Motivated Moms here so that you see what I mean.  I am using MM to keep the daily chores and weekly chores done. With MM it's already scheduled out I don't have to think much.  So I do most of the daily chores on the left of MM & also most of each days scheduled chores through the week.  My husband's schedule has changed so I might have to play with the days of MM but I will just rearrange the days & leave the chores as is.

All in all this is working out wonderfully for me.  I've schedule an hour a day in 2 half hour segments where me & the 10 year old work on it.  I'll be posting our current schedule soon & you will be able to see how I've scheduled these into our days.

I hope this helps in some way.  Please feel free to comment & tell me how you use Motivated Moms, Flylady, or your own system.  I'm always open to new ideas to help keep things clean or organized.  Check out Motivated Moms here.


Sunday, January 24, 2010

Week 4 Book(s) 52 Books in 52 Weeks

Ok I've narrowed down my selection for this week down to 2 books. Say Goodbye to Whining, Complaining, & Bad Attitudes in You & Your Kids OR Thr3e. I've started both today but will see which one prevails in getting my time this week. I tell you picking just one book a week might be hard for me. LOL

Saturday, January 23, 2010

52 Books in 52 Weeks

I just signed up to read 52 Books in 52 Weeks. Check it out and see if you would like to join me and the others that are embarking on this reading Journey. I'm always reading so I've been reading since Jan. 1. I will do a follow up post with what I've read so far and what I plan to read over the next few weeks.

Come join me!!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Democracy and Liberty

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.

Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote. Ben Franklin

My friend Chris McLaurin posted this on Facebook tonight. I loved it so much I thought I would post it for all 2 readers of my blog to see!!

Night all,
p.s. I'm working on some posts on our current daily schedule, how I use Motivated Moms & Flylady together, our curriculum & how we use it.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Scott Brown Republican WINS the MA Senate seat!!

Martha Coakley is giving her concession speech. Scott Brown (R) wins the MA Senate seat. The only thing you can say is PRAISE GOD!!!

Jesus heal our country and bring us back to You with our whole hearts, whole minds, & whole bodies.

All Praise be to Jesus,

Prayer Points from the ground on the Massachusetts Brown-Coakley election

I received this prayer request with a link to a youtube video. Please read the e-mail, watch the short video, and then, please, be in prayer today that conservative Scott Brown will be elected to fill the vacant Senate seat in Massachusetts once filled by Ted Kennedy.

Scott Brown opposes the socialistic take-over of America now going on in Congress and the White House.

The e-mail below was forwarded from the Family Action Council of Massachusetts by William Morgan, Chairman of the counterpart organization here in Tennessee, the Family Action Council of TN.

Please read the request and please be in prayer that Scott Brown will be elected Senator from Massachusetts tomorrow, not Martha Coakley.

--------- Forwarded message ----------
From: William D. Morgan
Date: Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 6:44 PM
Subject: Update & Prayer Points from the ground on the Massachusetts Brown-Coakley election
To: "William D. Morgan"

Here is an update and prayer points on the Massachusetts Miracle, as they are calling it, from our counterpart organization up there.

Be sure to watch the video, it is awesome!!

Pray for the miracle to come true tomorrow.
William D. Morgan
Chairman of the Board

Family Action Council of Tennessee
615-256-0112 (office)

Dear FPC Leaders,

The SECOND American Revolution begins tomorrow, and hopefully will be the prelude to the Third Great Awakening! Scott Brown is leading by 10 points in the Fox News poll, but we dare not rest until we get out the vote tomorrow and ensure that everyone who says they are going to vote for Scott does so. Organizing for America, aka ACORN, is furiously at work trying to rally the Democrat base, but I truly believe that they will not succeed.

You cannot believe the electricity that is in the air. Scott Brown lawn signs far outnumber Coakley’s across the state. The rallies for Scott have been humongous compared to Coakely’s, and when President Obama came yesterday, more Brown supporters were outside the auditorium cheering for Brown than Coakley supporters inside! The goal for our breakfast fundraiser for Scott last Wednesday was $10,000 and we received $24,000, a real answer to prayer.

Coakley’s campaign seems to be in a self-destruct mode. Her negative ad campaign is alienating most people and she has made numerous gaffes with the media. We had prayed that her radical abortion views would come back to haunt her and indeed they have as she said on a radio talk show that “people with religious beliefs should not be working in hospital emergency rooms.”

Meanwhile, there is an absolutely fresh anointing on Scott as he maintains a positive message that is resonating with voters. Wherever he goes, throngs of enthusiastic people show up. He has not made a single gaffe and his strength and vitality are amazing for the hectic pace of the last 3 weeks, again answers to our prayers.

This has to be God ending the 60-year Kennedy dynasty (1 Sam 3:11-13) and we believe this could be the prelude to a spiritual renewal in Massachusetts. People want to throw off the oppressive bondage of the Kennedys’ arrogance and socialism, which has been a key stronghold of the “walls of pride and intellectualism” in Massachusetts.

Please be in fervent prayer today!


Coakley’s deluge of negative attack ads to continue to drive voters to Scott tomorrow.

That EVERYONE who said they were voting for Scott do so with a record turnout, especially the independent voters. (50% of registered voters in MA are independent and 70% of them say they support Scott.)

That senior citizens turn out in record numbers understanding that a vote for Scott is a vote to prevent drastic cuts in Medicare.

That ACORN’s nefarious activities be thwarted and NO voter fraud.

That the enemy’s plan to delay Scott’s certification, if he wins, would come to naught. (The 90% Democrat controlled legislature have said they would do this to give the Obama administration time to pass the health care bill should Scott win.

Believing with you for the real “Massachusetts Miracle” tomorrow!!!


Monday, January 18, 2010

My Laptop is Fixed!!!!!

Right after my last post on Nov. 2 my computer had a corrupted hard drive. With Christmas coming I didn't want to spend the money on a new hard drive. Well I have been about to lose my mind without a computer so I sprang for the hard drive last week with some Christmas money I got. I have a new huge hard drive and Windows 7 instead of Vista and my updated computer ROCKS!! Thanks so much Brian S.!!!!!! You ROCK!!

So that's why I've been MIA for close to 3 months. There have been lots of changes and I'll try to get things updated here. I just bought the 2010 Motivated Moms earlier tonight so I can get back to cleaning my poor house. It's gotten out of hand while I didn't have the computer. I have been using a combination of Motivated Moms and Flylady. I will try to get a post up soon about how I use both of those together to keep my house clean from top to bottom without spending hours each day.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas & New Year!!


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