Mommy Has No Time for a House Cleaning Service

It can be challenging to find the time to maintain a clean, neat home while raising children. Many mothers today work outside the home in addition to raising children, and sometimes housework suffers as a result. If you aren’t fortunate enough to have a partner who helps with housework or if both of you are too tired to do housework regularly, dishes may pile up in the sink, the floor may remain unvacuumed and you may begin to feel embarrassed about how your house looks. If you’re having a hard time balancing housework and child care, don’t panic. Know that you are not alone and there are things you can do to resolve your housework problems.

One simple thing you can do, if your children are old enough, is enlist their help in performing daily chores. School-age children can and should be responsible for making their own beds, washing dishes and taking out trash. Children should also learn to do their own laundry-or, at least, to put dirty clothes in the hamper or laundry basket. Enlisting your children’s aid teaches them self-responsibility as well as takes some of the pressure off of you to do all of the housework yourself while raising children. Children love to help and doing chores often makes them feel grown-up. You do have to be patient while teaching them, and there are going to be days where your children refuse to do their chores because they don’t feel like making their beds, so you should institute a reward system for jobs well done to try to minimize the stress and encourage children’s cooperation.

If you are a stay-at-home mom, you can also sneak housework in while the kids are at school or while they are taking a nap. If your child is laying down for 15 minutes, you have time to wipe a few counters or wash a few dishes. Of course, you don’t want to be doing something every minute of the day, so take some time to relax too. However, if you make a habit of doing a little bit of housework during your “down time,” you’ll soon get everything done that you need to get done. Moms who work don’t have this luxury, but they may be able to sneak in a little bit of housework while getting ready to leave for work in the morning or after the kids are in bed for the evening.

Above all, make sure you are living up to your own standards, not to some impossible dream of a sparkling clean home. You may not be able to keep your house perfectly clean and neat if you have kids; some moms are happy with a home that isn’t overwhelmingly cluttered and where there are only a few dishes in the sink. Ask yourself what might be a more realistic cleaning goal if you are getting upset because your home doesn’t look perfectly clean. Although most moms don’t have the time to completely clean everything on a daily basis, you can probably find ways to make your home cleaner. Unless you have the money to hire a full-time housekeeper, you may have to sacrifice a little bit of cleanliness during the child-raising years, but you should be able to find a way to do some cleaning.

Helpful Tips For Passing The North Carolina Real Estate Exam The First Time

Passing your North Carolina real estate exam the first time is the best way. It costs sixty one dollars to take it again. Spend that money somewhere else besides at the exam site.

The first thing you need to do is study. Study a lot. Study in the morning. Study at night. Put your family on notice that you will be busy studying until the exam. Turn the television off. Turn Facebook off. Turn the video games off. Turn the study lamp on.

Make flash cards. Flash cards are an easy way to study. Take a three by five card and write a question on one side of the card. Write the answer on the back of the card. Write a question like,” How many members are on the North Carolina Real Estate Commission?”. Write “nine” on the back. Make about five hundred of these flash cards. Use the questions in the back of your chapters in your textbook to find questions. Look in the glossary of your textbook for questions. Many of the questions on the North Carolina real estate exam are testing your vocabulary. Look in the glossary. Find a word like appurtenant. Write on the front of the card,” What do we call something that adds value to a parcel of real estate in an auxiliary way?”. Write “appurtenant” on the back. Making the flash cards is half of the learning process. The real value of flash cards is how easy they are to use. You can use them in the car while you are sitting at a red light. You can use them during the TV commercials. You can use them almost constantly. Make yourself some flashcards.

If you go to You Tube there are several videos posted to help you do the math that is on the North Carolina real estate exam. The math is fifteen per cent of the North Carolina exam. Many North Carolina real estate instructors teach the math too fast. Many instructors assume that you know basic math. That is cool if you do. If you find the math difficult, watching a video is a great way to learn. You can watch it once or twice or three times. You do not have to raise your hand. Embarrass yourself. Let everyone in the room know that you don’t understand. You just hit replay. It is very difficult to pass the North Carolina real estate exam if you miss most of the math. Also, you have to balance a R.E.S.P.A closing statement. Take the time to watch the North Carolina real estate math videos on You Tube.

Get together with your classmates to study. This can be fun. It also forces you to study. If you meet three of your friends at the library, you are forced to study. If you had stayed home alone, you may have watched TV or some other goof off activity. Ask each other questions. Explain concepts like joint tenancy to each other. Studying together is a good thing.

Read the textbook. Many students do not read the textbook. I suggest that you read the textbook before you go to class. If you prefer, read the textbook after the instructor goes over the material. Read the material sometime.

Speaking of real estate instructors, you may be lucky enough to have an instructor that is knowledgeable, fun, witty, and charismatic. If not, make the best of a bad situation. Pay attention in class. Do not daydream. Look at the instructor while he is talking. Ask questions if you don’t understand. If you are reluctant to ask questions in class, write your question down and give it to the teacher during the break. Please do not skip class. You have paid your tuition. You did not pay to be entertained. You paid to learn what is on the North Carolina real estate exam.

When you think you are ready for the North Carolina real estate exam, take a practice test online. Taking a practice test has several advantages. The obvious advantage is you knowing how you are doing. Many times students think they are ready. They take the practice test and score a sixty. Think again. Another advantage of taking a good practice test is that you learn, at least, one hundred concepts. You either confirm that you knew these concepts already by getting those questions right or you learn something that you did not know when you grade your paper. The most important thing that you learn by taking a practice test is whether or not you need to study more.

Do not worry about over studying. This will not happen. I have heard many stories about people barely failing. They made a 74%. That has to feel awful. In North Carolina if you pass the exam, you do not get a grade. Did you make a 75% or 99%? Who cares? You passed. You are finished studying for the North Carolina real estate exam.