Like many Circle of Moms members, Jesse says her three kids and husband are ruining her house. "No one else lifts a finger," she says. "I live with slobs. I'm clueless at how to get them all to put their dirty clothes in the hamper instead of on the floor right in front of it. I am pulling my hair out."
Welcome to the world of moms whose kids and husbands seem to have forgotten that you don't have maids or servants on staff and are turning the house into a garbage dump. It's natural for moms to reach the end of their ropes and become desperate to end the messy mayhem, say Circle of Moms members like Julie W. who have employed creative SWAT-team tactics to get the job done. In her case, she cleaned her son's room, "then left him a bill for maid services that he had to pay." Turned out to be a win-win. "I enjoyed the extra money and he hated that I had touched and gone through all of his stuff," she says.
But the battle to end the clutter doesn't have to go to such extremes. For all of the moms who are tired of living with a family of slobs and are fed up with playing full-time pickup crew, Circle of Moms members are here to offer practical advice and three clever tips for dealing with a family that is messy.