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Standing Rules and Coping Strategies from the Laundry Room


With 20 feet, 10 bodies and 9 beds in my household, we generate piles of stinky socks, baskets of dirty clothes and mounds of wrinkled bed linens. And that’s not even including the kitchen towels, bath towels, table cloths and face cloths.

Now that summer is here, I don’t even want to get started calculating the number of sopping wet bathing suits I’ll find lying on the bathroom floors or musty wadded-up towels I’ll retrieve from the yard.

Seriously, I don’t remember having an olfactive aversion to soiled laundry when I began this mama-gig, but 19 years in the smell of dirty laundry makes me queasy.

However, short of hitting the lottery, I don’t see hiring a personal laundress in my near future, so aside from some ample help from my children I guess my laundry duty days are many more to follow.
To lighten my load, I’ve developed a few standing rules and some coping strategies in my household. Read them HERE at Raleigh Moms Blog.

Tara K. E. Brelinsky is a home schooling mother of 8 living children, with 6 more heavenly ones. She works as a freelance writer and speaker. She publishes on her blog, Blessings in Brelinskyville. Her work has also appeared in Shalom Magazine, Seton Magazine, and on Wind & Flame blog, in addition to various online sites. Her talks can be heard on her podcast The Homeschool Educator podcast, as well as in the archives of Radio Maria.

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