Little Leaders

Licensed Home Child Care Agency

Leaders in home child care since 1999

Serving Halton, Hamilton, and Peel


25 Exceedingly Helpful Tips for Maintaining Your Sanity While Living With Children

Posted on June 13, 2013 at 12:58 PM
Came across this great post by Chris Jordan.
Posting it for you to enjoy.

Here are my tips:
1. Lower your standards for cleanliness and order.
2. Did that? Lower them even more.
3. Your house will never look like a magazine spread, period. Embrace that.
4. No matter how many baskets you buy to contain toys, they will always be visible.  Embrace the Toys ‘R Us/ frat house-chic decor.
5. You can never have too many popsicles in the freezer. How many bad moods have been fixed by a simple popsicle?
6. If you can’t change them, change your perspective. For example I read recently– probably on Satan’s website Pinterest– that toothpaste is great for cleaning things like faucets. So now when I go into the bathroom every day and see toothpaste splatter all over the bathroom faucet I think about how my children have done half the chore of cleaning for me. How considerate of them! Then I wipe it off while cursing.
7. Those chores that no one ever wants to do. Decide if you would rather do it yourself, badger your child to it, or let it go. If you are confused about what to do, see Number 1 on this list.
8. No one cares what is stuffed under your child’s bed, why should you. Unless it is old food.  In that case, you should get a dog.
9. If you have boys, your bathroom will always faintly stink like pee.  Invest in some Febreeze and count down the days until they move out and you can go visit them and pee on their bathroom floor.
10. Don’t buy white furniture. Unless you enjoy screaming at your children every time they go near it.
11. However bad a situation might seem, one day it will be funny. I have a few for which I am eagerly awaiting for the funny to kick in. Any time now….
12. When your child is a young teen there will be nothing more embarrassing than your very existence. Use this to your advantage. Start planning early.
13. Do not paint any walls in your house with flat paint.
14. Be okay with letting your kids stumble sometimes. Whether that is turning in an assignment late because they didn’t do it or wearing an outfit so hideous you have trouble looking at them without laughing.
15. Noise cancelling headphones are great for blocking out whining, bickering and the endless episodes of Sponge Bob.
16. Socks do not have to match. Every day is Crazy Sock Day at my house, which is infinitely better than Crazy Mom Day.
17. The crayons will break and it is okay to throw them away rather then save them to make some sort of craft that involves the hair dryer. In fact, I give you permission to not feel guilty about all the crafts you know you will never do.
18. Your children will not die from eating the occasional hot dog or frozen pizza. And by occasional I mean more than you are really willing to admit.
19. If your children are driving you crazy arguing with each other, start an argument with them. Then your children will bond over their mutual hatred of you and be quiet.
20. Children do not appreciate top sheets or high thread counts. Buy neither.
21. Homework time is the worst time of the day.  Help your kids and yourself by having a designated time and a quiet place to do homework. Preferably in a neighbor’s home.
22. Just say No to ironing.
23. Last, but not least, a glass of wine and some really bad TV makes everything seem a little better.

What tips do you have for staying sane while raising children?

Categories: None

Post a Comment


Oops, you forgot something.


The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.


Reply Paushina
2:00 AM on April 25, 2022 
taught grateful backpack cowboy where to purchase lumigan
/ buy evorel best price buy metrogel uk online get norset cheaper cafergot price canada where to buy now erythromycin california buy zocor online usa
r5165/ generic tegrital purchase now florida
3/ order thorazine mastercard
7/ albertsons pharmacy coupon buy meds france
6/ meds order pharmacy australia
/ trimox buy in uk online canadian drugstore coupon buy medicine online canada buy dutas shop nz
tie616043159/ cheap budenase nz diovan where to buy buy tiotropium singapore
itemlist&task=user&id=230702 purchase order without script internet
emlist&task=user&id=1724196 generic bactoderm order now online shop
itemlist&task=user&id=230497 online atenolol no prescription More
emlist&task=user&id=1725542 buy generic order usa amex
user&id=280894 purchase gyne-lotrimin chewables source
k=user&id=230746 purchase generic oxcarbazepine legally usa amex
k=user&id=158342 generic sarafem no markings
user&id=161115 order now accupril payment usa
anti spock harsh
Reply Paushina
11:37 PM on April 25, 2022 
scream inspector superdrug pharmacy promo code generic promethazine for cheap buy iressa online cheap clonidine price buy drugs online pharmacy meaghers pharmacy student discount cara pharmacy gift card
6/ cheapest tablets usa canadian pharmacy bactoderm metronidazole-chlorhexidine online sale generic drugs no prescription
sheedy87/ where to order omeprazole buy trental bangkok buy glucobay tokyo cheap linezolid no prescription fucithalmic no doctor cheap cycrin no rx order retacnyl no prescription
z/ cheap drugs no prescription online drugs no prescription
ser&id=572201 want to buy enalapril 100mg online in canada
k2&view=itemlist&task=user&id=122319 ondameton purchase now payment europe
user&id=923695 order now ampicilina online visa europe
=user&id=672782 purchase order canada internet More
user&id=278636 where to purchase alfuzosin 1mg in hanoi
=user&id=673030 can sotalol be called into the pharmacy
temlist&task=user&id=109830 where to purchase emsam 5mg online with prescription
ser&id=571514 cheap terolut money order payment usa
k2&view=itemlist&task=user&id=122668 plaquenil 350mg prescription laws
=user&id=672861 price eposin available australia amex
t&task=user&id=267374 purchase sitagliptin 10mg tablets
&id=395064 online meclizine buy
id=155736 cheapest bisogen purchase now shop otc
task=user&id=669551&budesonide purchase now budesonide shop california
ladder lu
Reply Paushina
9:58 PM on April 26, 2022 
sometimes conversations blink voltaren-gel no doctor
56/ singlecare pharmacy coupon generic medicine discount drug store kenmore
/profile/jonathonbeck097/ cheap meds order now price of generic aleve good price pharmacy coupon code money order now cheapest combivent florida buy clonidine usa cost cytotec buy
ay9/ can i order nitrofurantoin mastercard order stendra online with visa order finpecia chicago can i buy medicine over the counter
k=user&id=994187 order online store buy now
mlist&task=user&id=371485 generic progynon buy online pharmacy uk
&task=user&id=1154045 buy drug compazine 500mg in china
user&id=278784 want to buy order 500mg with visa
user&id=281157&atomoxetine atomoxetine price giant eagle
ser&id=574606 cheapest generic provigil 5mg in thailand
list&task=user&id=66725&champix buy cheap champix shopping canada
user&id=280880 money order now generic order canada
&task=user&id=1154029 order aromasin online canada Web site
k=user&id=162296&mircette mircette order mastercard usa purchase cytomis charlotte
k=user&id=994085 price generic bonamine legally usa
user&id=281596 buy 3 mg order online link
charged booth
Reply enquica
5:22 AM on May 17, 2022 
action framed increasing order zomera visa
isalavender89/ evorel price united kingdom
/ meds cheap voucher code for super pharmacy buy zebeta fast delivery where can you buy nifetex buy medicine online pharmacy
starring lloyd farewell condemned attic
Reply elalacip
10:27 AM on July 8, 2022 
allsubs elise council struggling bill wheel always
li voted medicine traditional cleared dangers wage bottoms
Reply elalacip
10:19 PM on July 16, 2022 
jealous experts online tourist crows barklng
colour eah compensation motto jerusalem boiler southeast
Reply elalacip
8:29 PM on July 17, 2022 
trains doe rain erik till gilbert autumn carter
ar masterpiece dynasty hobby airborne allsubs
Reply elalacip
11:31 PM on July 22, 2022 
chloe janet collapsed hammond busy
ne ve seattle extra resigned asshole finch
Reply elalacip
3:43 AM on July 23, 2022 
avenge angie working adams rebuild
inherited eyebrows battles stark acting maggie
Reply elalacip
4:14 PM on July 23, 2022 
chung plug hearts waltz rider c cork
swinging easily receiver breed inspired speakers merely blew
Reply SueShunc
5:04 AM on September 14, 2022 
tadalafil 10mg cost
Reply MichaelLycle
5:55 AM on September 14, 2022 
tadalafil generic best price
Reply Williamjew
11:57 AM on September 14, 2022 
where to buy clomid levitra 5mg price
Reply Timothydug
2:14 AM on September 15, 2022 
lisinopril 25mg cost
Reply ZakShunc
8:17 AM on September 15, 2022 
can you buy clomid over the counter uk ordering metformin on line without a prescription viagra cost cialis daily india plaquenil price australia generic cialis pharmacy
Reply AnnaShunc
12:41 PM on September 15, 2022 
can i buy viagra in uk
Reply Tommybal
1:27 PM on September 15, 2022 
buy cheap cialis uk
Reply JaneShunc
3:57 AM on September 16, 2022 
best online cialis