Thursday, November 1, 2012

On Cleaning and Co-Sleeping

Sorry my posting has been light this week.  I finally got motivated to do some much-needed cleaning and purging of junk around the house, and it has been keeping me quite busy these past few days.

Exhibit A:  Our "bottle cabinet", before some organization. (And yes, our bottles might share cabinet space with wine and shot glasses.  Coincidence?)

It has probably literally been a year since our house had a good deep-cleaning, because we sure haven't done one since E arrived.  And it was obvious.  Our "guest room" had really just become a huge closet where we stashed everything we didn't have a place for when visitors would come over.  E's crib and the corner of her nursery were full of clothing from various seasons that had been washed but never folded and put away.  (She sleeps with us, so no need to call CPS about the suffocation hazard of laundry in her crib!)  You get the picture.  It was BAD.

I'm happy to report that this week, I've managed to empty and re-organize the guest room; sort, fold, and put away most of the laundry from E's room; did a deep clean of our bathroom; and purged old clothes and junk from three of our closets to donate.  Oh, and did a little organization in the kitchen.  Whew!

And on an entirely different note, I just came across this co-sleeping article and wanted to share it with you all.  I absolutely loved it and felt like I could have written it myself.  Anyone who has read my blog knows about our issues with E and sleep, and co-sleeping has been the only thing to save my sanity from months and months of sleep deprivation...  Despite the judgement we get from others when we tell them E shares our bed. 

Anyway, you can read it here:  Why Co-Sleeping Works For Us, Even If It Horrifies You

I hope everyone is having a great week, and had a wonderful Halloween!  Seriously, how is it NOVEMBER already?!


  1. Glad I'm not the only one who keeps the bottles and the wine glasses together :) I hope I can catch some of your cleaning mojo, lord knows my house needs it!

  2. I really wish my hubby would get on the cosleeping boat! I really wanted Sully so cosleepy but Sully is a full time tummy sleeper with his but in the air so Robert is paranoid that he is gonna suffocate!

  3. It feels so good to purge, doesn't it! As for co-sleeping, it's so not for us (I can hardly sleep with all of E's grunting I hear on the monitor) but I DO like to be educated about co-sleeping so thanks for sharing the article!

  4. That is the only way our munchkin gets any sleep! We started co-sleeping after a month of not sleeping at all. I definitely can't be a good mother with no sleep. That's what I tell people...there is no way I can function on no sleep! Cleaning?! I so need to catch up on it!