Friday, October 23, 2009


OK so ..... why is it we - as women - feel like we have to do it all and if we don't then we are not as good as someone else?

When I lived "alone" I had Molly Maid clean my house. It was great - I loved coming home or coming out of my office to a CLEAN house. I only had them come every other week but it was still fantastic and trust me I always knew when it was cleaning week :-).

When I got pregnant with Cloe I decided to stop having the house cleaned so I could just save the money. Plus I was at Justin's house most of the time so I really didn't see the need. When we moved in with Justin I told him I would "DO IT ALL"... you know cook, do the laundry and even clean. I didn't want to hire anyone and I didn't want ANY help. Well, let me tell you - I can't take it anymore!! So, I have hired Molly Maid again. Only this time I am having them clean once a week.

I'm just wondering, is it selfish to hire a cleaning lady? In my opinion I would rather pay (I know it's expensive) and have the extra time to cook, do laundry and take care of the kids then to clean the house. Plus - what makes me different from my mom or my mother-in-law who always did IT ALL? Does that make me less of a women because I have hired help versus doing it all myself??

What do you think?


  1. Oh jesus! I have someone come over to help me every other week too and sure... it only last like 2 days but it is 4 days out of the month that I don't have to stress or think about cleaning at all ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! It is totally worth it. I gave up doing my nails to have her and it is a godsend.

  2. and... hell no! You are no less of a woman. In fact, if you ask your mom or mil, they will brag how they did it all but deep down they only WISH they could have had the help - believe me. That is just more time you get to spend with your precious little baby. When you look back 20 years from now, you won't say wow, I had a clean house... you'll say, wow did I enjoy my kids or what?