- …the clutter is under control, the stuff is subdued, the kids know where things should go.
- …a basic weekly schedule is in place for chores, schoolwork, shopping and other family activities.
- …household routines are predictable so family members know what to expect most of the time.
- …important household and home-school items can be easily located and are kept in a dedicated storage area.
- …important information and papers are readily accessible.
- …incoming information is quickly handled with temporary and permanent files.
- …meals are on the table in a timely fashion.
- …children are ready for bed at a reasonable hour.
- …you are in bed at a not-too-unreasonable hour.
- …you have 15-30 minutes for tea in the afternoon. 🙂
This is from Educating the WholeHearted Child by Clay and Sally Clarkson. I thought this list was particularly telling in regards to what one should expect from oneself.
And I highly recommend this book. It’s jam packed with encouragement, books, resources, information, ideas, and ideals along with whole hearted support (pun intended). It helps you see where you can do better in your realm of keeper of the home, and challenges you to do better. I can’t even begin to list all the benefit I got from this book so do yourself a favor, read it, and see for yourself.