Ironing... It's one of those love hate relationships I have. I love to iron, but never seem to find the perfect time to do it, so I hate when it doesn't get done until right before it's being worn.. which means Sunday clothes are usually ironed Sunday morning and other clothes are thrown into the dryer right before they are worn to give them the "fresh from the dryer look"....
My hope is that as my children get older and my children need less hands on baby time, my clothes will be ironed right from the dryer and put into the closet ready to be worn at a moments notice.
But my great grandmother (who was an AMAZING housekeeper) gave this hint to my mother (who is also an AMAZING housekeeper, and ironer i might add) who has given it to me (who is still striving to be an average housekeeper, lol).
HINT: The thicker the pad, the easier it is to iron, and the smoother your clothes become. When it's time to replace your iron pad instead of discarding the old one, put your new one over the old one. My gr grandmother probably had 7 or 8 pads over a lifetime on top of each other and her clothes always ironed out perfectly. Something you can also do is put an old towel underneath your existing pad to give it that extra batting.
I'm the mother to three very energetic little boys and a wife to a man who rocks my world!
I decided a long time ago that staying home, with complete 24/7 focus on my family, was the career path for me.
I probably laugh more than I should, yell more than I should, and do not stay put anywhere as long as I should...
We try to make God the center of our home, a guest at at every meal, and a silent listener to every conversation...
We live on Main Street in Crazy Town, USA!!!
President David O. McKay declared: "Motherhood is the greatest potential influence either for good or ill in human life. The mother's image is the first that stamps itself on the unwritten page of the young child's mind. It is her caress that first awakens a sense of security, her kiss, the first realization of affection; her sympathy and tenderness, the first assurance that there is love in the world." (Gospel Ideals, p. 452.) President McKay continues: "Motherhood consists of three principal attributes or qualities: namely, (1) the power to bear, (2) the ability to rear, (3) the gift to love. . . This ability and willingness properly to rear children, the gift to love, and eagerness, yes, longing to express it in soul development, make motherhood the noblest office or calling in the world. She who can paint a masterpiece or write a book that will influence millions deserves the admiration and the plaudits of mankind; but she who rears successfully a family of healthy, beautiful sons and daughters, whose influence will be felt through generations to come, . . . deserves the highest honor that man can give, and the choicest blessings of God." (Gospel Ideals, pp. 453-54.)