I have read in numerous places about the importance of consistency and routine for children. Some sources say it is best to bundle all errands into one town day and the rest of the week just enjoy a routine. But in the city I looked forward to daily or at least every other day errands. I also dreaded the thought of bringing my children to more they one or two stores in a day since that was about as long as I could push their patience. But living up here I find that it is neccessary and even desireable to bundle my duties to one day. So Tuesday this week was town (or actually city) day. We went and bought a greenhouse, went and picked up our bulk food order, went to Menard’s to pick up some lumber for weekend building projects and visited family.
We are lucky to have plenty of stores in our area to meet our needs, like a grocery store, print shop, library, thrift shop, etc all within 2-3 miles of us. But for the most part I still try to bundle my activities. This week I am feeling the effects of peace at home and it is wonderful. There is plenty to do, cuddling sick children, schooling the well ones, looking after the animals, keeping home, crafting, and reading (currently I am reading about soil improvement, bees, dairy goats, beef cattle and dog training). And this weekend I am looking forward to another weekend at home, yes I am reminded of other quotes about the importance of the home atmosphere to everyone’s mental state.
I feel like I am rambling but the fact of the matter is working at keeping the home nice and wanting to stay there is bringing me alot of peace lately. I encourage you to look for ways to improve your home environment and stay there.