My kids ages 13, 15, 17 have been raised on your 3×5 card system! It’s such a simple way to delegate chores to the entire family. An organized home makes everything run smoothly and when the responsibilities are shared, it makes me happy. But I know I’m preaching to the choir.
This last winter, I was in a terrible accident and broke my right leg and arm. I’m still recovering. Because of the 3×5 cards, the house didn’t suffer one bit. (The kids and my hubby took over my cards and kept doing their cards like they always do.)
While convalescing, I read the Joy of Being Disorganized, because I love your writing. It’s an incredible book, Pam, and it has touched me in a way very few authors have. This summer, it’s going to be a reading assignment for my two SHE daughters and I recommend it to every SHE in the world.
Pam here: In The Joy of Being Disorganized, I write about celebrating the disorder brought on by our SHEness, not by saying, “Wow what a wonderful mess!” but by saying, “Wow what a wonderful ME to get into this mess.” Your messes are a reflection of your ability to be highly flexible, be easily sidetracked by the joy in the moment. There are hundreds, if not thousands of books on the market teaching how to be in the now moment. We come by it naturally!
I’ve had lots of feedback from SHEs who report the positive effect this book is having in their homes. It’s truly amazing what happens when you start loving yourself just the way you are. No struggle, no condemnation, just acceptance and love. Be still and know that mighty in the midst of your mess is God and He’s trying to tell you something…”I love you just the way you are.”
The Joy of Being Disorganized is available here: http://shop.makeitfunanditwillgetdone.com/the-joy-of-being-disorganized