My mission at Dr. Doormat is to create a sea of change in the way our culture embraces the daunting task of how to manage our home environment.
Managing the home is an often under-appreciated task in our culture. It shouldn’t be: statistics constantly show how important careful home management is to the health and well-being of the whole family.
Consider these points:
- It’s hard to put an economic value on home management – but Investopedia tried. Considering all the tasks that go into managing a home – meal planning and preparation, housekeeping, yard maintenance and other duties – they estimate the annual value a homemaker brings to the household is just under $100k.
- According to the American Academy of Pediatrics’ HealthyChildren.org website, children thrive on routine and structure. Home management in the way of cleaning, scheduling, and organizing allows them to be more emotionally stable.
- A clean home helps children learn and grow: a messy home is more predictive of bad behavior than parenting style alone, according to a 2006 article published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines.
Whether you’re a stay at home parent, an entrepreneur or a career maven – all of us with families face this sometimes overwhelming job of managing the home. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing a few ways I’ve learned to streamline the huge job of home manager for the good of my family – without going (too) crazy in the process!
May Every Step You Take Be Healthy!