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I was always the annoying kid who talked too much. My mom tells everyone I was speaking clearly at 6 months, and now that I see my 22-month-old Lil Pige speak in the vocab of a four-year-old, I believe her. My mom enrolled me in school well before my third birthday and has recounted numerous times how “I couldn’t keep anything to myself.” I was barely four when I started to write “everything that happened in our home” right below my homework for my teacher to read. I joke around saying “that was my first blog!“
All my life, I wanted to play pretend, write, and speak, you know, tell stories! I didn’t exactly like doing chores and, much to my dismay, I had plenty of those to take care of. Being the oldest child meant more responsibility: washing dishes, doing laundry, (all by hand) sweeping floors, mopping floors, dusting furniture… (we didn’t have a tub or a toilet, so that was a blessing if you think about it from the perspective that I didn’t have to scrub them lol). I once had an iron’s cord burn while I was using it, and while it didn’t hurt me a bit, I’m still cautious, not to mention dreadful, when ironing.
As moms, it is natural to feel drained, depressed, and depleted, every one is a while. I have been really taking some steps to heal my body through yoga, visits to the chiropractor, and using products and services that allow me to be gentle to myself. By using the innovative and powerful Tide Pods, I’ve found a way to get the same stain-fighting results and still be able to work smarter and in an easier way.
Not having to carry a heavy container has improved my life and not having to measure how much detergent I use has saved me a great deal of time. Procter & Gamble’s Tide and Gain brands have sure redefined laundry by continuing to clean and brighten, yet in a more convenient and simple fashion!
I think what most impressed me is that the film can be dissolved completely even when you’re using cold water. It is also HE compatible.
As I continue to grow in age and wisdom, I have let go of the perfectionism of having things done “just so” or the “
usual right way.” I am embracing new ways to be happy, in harmony, and honest about my need to practice self-care.
Remember: self-care is not selfish. It’s self-preservation, self-love, and self-respect.
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Life has a way to come full circle. I still have the gift of gab and of the typed word, yet I have found a way to enjoy doing laundry and the every day chores.
Do you ever dread doing laundry? What is your favorite laundry tip? Share your answers and tell us how you can re-define laundry and chores for yourself and for your family! xo
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