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finding our rhythm with mrs. meyer's

There are quite a few changes happening at my house these days. Millie began Pre-K on Monday, which I still find shocking. It's so cliche to say your kids grow up fast... but they really do! She was so excited the first morning, and thankfully, the excitement hasn't subsided yet. I love hearing about her day and the explosion of new experiences she's encountering. It prevents me from getting too sad about the fact that she's getting bigger before my eyes (sniffle).

Husband is off for a couple weeks pursuing a passion of his and making a life-long dream a reality. I'll refrain from sharing too many details yet, but it's an exciting time for him, and I'm happy he's able to go on this journey (on that notea hearty shout out to all the single parents out there... I miss the extra pair of hands around here!)

That leaves the little miss and I. Now that I'm working from home, we were forced to let go of our nanny, who was a beloved fixture in all of our lives. I am slowly adjusting to this new schedule, from trying to write when I can find the time (like now, at 11pm) to making sure we get out the door in time for school each day. I am blessed that this new arrangement gives me more time with the girls, though, and am busy trying to figure out the best way to get our schedule ironed out and make sure things are running smoothly around the house. I'll be the first to admit that I did not give stay-at-home moms enough credit when I was working full-time... and that was horribly wrong. This motherhood balancing act is not for the faint of heart, let me tell you.

Now, not to get all 1950s on you, but in the midst of all of this scheduling and coordination, I'm trying not to let the ball drop around the house. Anyone with small children knows that you can have a spotless home, yet within moments of a child entering through the door, it will be a total mess. And while I'm never going to enjoy cleaning the house (who does?), I am thrilled when there are products that come along that make the job easier and less grueling.

Enter Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day. This collection of household products is made with essential oils from flowers and herbs that smell lovely, but really fight against dirt and grime. All are earth-friendly, cruelty-free and not tested on animals. Plus, I just love the Mrs. Meyers vintage-y "look." I've been using the Geranium-scented dish soap and all purpose cleaner around the house, and I love that it smells nice without being overpowering. Lastly, I'm often spraying down the girls' art table, bookshelves and play kitchen with the all-purpose spray, and it is reassuring to know I don't have to worry about harsh chemicals.

Is it okay if I end this post with a "wish me luck?" I'm hoping that we will find our rhythm very soon and I'll be able to figure out how to get all the chauffeuring, playing, writing and cleaning done without feeling like I've been run over by a ton of bricks at the end of the day. I have found, though, that finding the lovely in every day really helps -- even if it's something small, like sweet-smelling dish soap.

Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day® believes in a better way to get a good clean.  Chock full of plant-derived ingredients and essential oils, our household cleaning products are powerful against dirt and grime.  Our garden fresh scents uplift your mood while adding a little spring to you step.  

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Mrs. Meyers via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Mrs. Meyers.

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