I thought this would be a good one to repost, especially this time of year!
The title of this post might be a little confusing, but, let me explain. As a homeschooling mother, I sometimes feel as if I need to simplify everything, and in doing so, I really make things more complicated.
Does that make sense? I know some of us feel like we have to make everything from scratch, or we just don't "measure up" to certain standards that we put
We can sometimes put so much pressure on simplifying our lives and saving a little money, that in the end, we take up more time, more frustration, and wonder, "Was making homemade laundry really worth it?"
Don't get me wrong, I love making things from scratch. In fact, on my next post I will give you my favorite homemade cleaner recipe. But learn from my mistakes on this, don't get the notion that you have to simplify everything all at once! You will be too tired to enjoy the fruits of your labor!
Take baby steps. Don't look at your friend who uses cloth diapers she made herself, and feel guilty about buying Huggies at Walmart. By-the-way, just in case you are wondering, I do not use cloth diapers, but I think it is wonderful to those who do! Pray about how God would want you to be more self-sustainable in your own life. He will show you in His own timing. In doing so, you won't get bogged down with all of those guilty pressures. Have confidence in Him. He will bless you for it!