Fast forward a few years. Adding two children, mommy in school full time & starting a photography business, and daddy traveling more… let’s just say that it got increasingly difficult – fast.
We needed more of us to get the job done! We all know how it goes. Weekends quickly become packed with birthdays and commitments and soon we are left with little time for chores.
At first, we were mad at ourselves for being horrible at time management. (Which, is an issue we have to work on. We expect that to get better when the youngest is in school..so the verdict is still out.)
Something had to give.
Our biggest time suck was our yard. It always took about 3 hours, but with our growing schedule it was taking about 3 days. I had enough. We called a lawn care company, J&J’s Complete Lawn Care, to just get us through the summer I was pregnant…that was 3 years ago. They do in 45 minutes what took us forever to do, plus clean up! In addition, they do our mulch, filled a pond in our yard and even helped us with shrub and snow removal. All of these things that were becoming so hard for us to get done.
Many moms feel guilty for hiring a house cleaning service or outsourcing a duty. I have to admit, I did too. It makes us feel like we are not doing all that we should. Let’s put a positive spin on it. Knowing our weakness is one of our biggest strengths. It’s okay to admit that getting those mundane chores done when we know that time could be spent somewhere else with more value. Well, you know that saying it takes a village? I have become okay that my village includes awesome neighbors, family AND my amazing lawn care team. You should too!
I would like to know, and I’m sure others too, what you outsource and how it has helped you!