At least my new mantra when it comes to housework. I'm thinking of making a sign to hang on the front door with it. It will say...."Welcome to our home. Please excuse the mess. I'm busy living my life."
Not that I allow us to live in filth. I don't. I keep the kitchen wiped down and the bathroom clean and I try to vacumn once a week. And I do keep things pretty organized, but our home definitely looks lived in. I just don't want to miss time with DS and DH because I'm stressed out that the furniture needs dusting or the floors need mopping. I don't want to look back and say "I wish I had..."
(Oh and a great way to keep the dust down is to leave Swiffer dusters in a few of the rooms so that when I notice that dusting needs to be done I swiffer it really quick and save the major furniture polishing for another day.)
So how do you balance this aspect of life?