Confessions of City Mom {#HealthyFamilies}


This will be the first time that I let the following words flow out on-screen. Brace yourself for a confession so raw and impactful that it will knock your socks off…ready?

I sometimes long for a backyard!

I know, I know, how could City Mom say these words?

City Mom was developed and is based on an urban, high-rise lifestyle. It feels almost sacrilege to utter these words, but it’s true!

As Little S ages, she gains more independence and moves about at a greater rate. Not only that but we are slowly finding ourselves with a little more freedom as well. I sometimes fantasize about letting her loose in a backyard, grabbing a book and a hot coffee and sipping, relaxing and reading while she entertains herself or plays with the neighbourhood kids.

But that daydream comes to a screeching halt as soon as the fantasy is interrupted by the thought of raking leaves, shoveling a driveway, cleaning out gutters, mowning the lawn, pruning, washing windows and so on. We have come to appreciate the extra time our lifestyle affords us. We have very little to do in terms of house work and home maintenance.

I especially notice this in the summer months when I talk with or visit friends. They seem to spend a lot of time on the upkeep of their home and though they don’t seem to totally mind it, it’s still time spent on chores rather than time out having carefree fun.

This is how I know that we are living the lifestyle we are meant to live. Perhaps one day in the not too far off future we’ll buy a house in the downtown area, but for now, while Little S is young, the condo lifestyle is right for us.


As my husband and I both work away from home fulltime, it doesn’t leave us much time for household cleaning. For that we have hired a cleaning person. It really helps us to stay on top of the cleanliness of our house and leaves us more free time on weekends to spend with Little S.

In between her visits we tidy and clean as needed. That is why I love to have my favourite household cleaning products on hand like Lysol Disinfecting Wipes, Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner and of course the Lysol Fabric Mist. I use these products for keeping our home germ-free and  smelling fresh.

For now life is pretty peaceful and easily manageable. With the help of Lysol products that keep us happy, healthy and with money left in the bank, things will stay that way…for now?!


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How many hours a week do you estimate you spend on cleaning in your household? What’s your go-to product that you must have on hand at all times?

Until next month, happy cleaning! :)

Disclosure: I am part of the Lysol® Healthy Families Ambassador Program by Mom Central. I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.


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