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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

What can you cut out?

I was having a very stressful day and was feeling overwhelmed by all that I had scheduled for me to do. My husband asked me “Is there anything we can cut out?” and I said quickly “No, everything I am doing I have to do.” but then the more I thought about it the more I realized that is not true. Yes all the things I do seem like good things to do but there are actually things I don’t have to do. I just have been telling myself I should be doing them (see Stop Shoulding on yourself!) so I thought about it like I would with finances. Small things add up and every little thing you can cut out will make a big difference when put together.

  • I don’t sort my utensils anymore .
  • I don’t fold my kids pants and pajamas when I put them in their drawer.
  • I am no longer going to parent help while I have 3 kids at home. There really is a time and place for everything and who knows maybe I will never get to that place.
  • My kids don’t need to be in every activity.
  • I don’t have to have play dates every week.
  • I don’t have to make every holiday 10 times harder than it needs to me, St. Patrick's day my kids wear green and that is it.
  • I use paper plates/cups more than I use glass.
  • I don’t have to give my kids a bath every night and most nights they don’t change into pajamas.
  • I can let my kids get themselves dressed even if they don’t match
  • I don't have to have a bedroom for each child.
  • My kids don't have to have every toy ever made. Therefor I don't have to clean up every toy that was ever made.
  • I don’t have to be perfect.

What can you cut out?I promise there is something and you don’t have to feel guilty for it!


  1. I LOVE this post! I've stopped asking my son to clean up his Legos every single night, especially if I know he'll be back playing with them in the morning. I've also stopped picking out outfits - and stopped minding if my children look incredibly mismatched.

    1. Sometimes mismatched can be super cute! We are starting a new trend ;)


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