OK, so I may be dating myself here.

Growing up, I loved Mr. Rogers. Although, I have to admit, the Neighborhood of Make Believe freaked me out.

I think what I loved about Mr. Rogers was his gentle attitude; and if you ask me what I remember most about the show, it would definitely be his “getting home” routine.

I loved his routine of changing from his work clothes into his “at home” duds. His transition each day marked the end of one part of his day and the beginning of the more relaxing, comfortable part.

There’s something inside our husband that craves that transition. Most men need some way to signal the end of work and the beginning of home — laying down for a little bit, reading a magazine, going to their “cave,” or yes, by changing into their favorite light blue cardigan.

Find a way to build that time into his day.


Kathi Lipp is the author of 17 books including Overwhelmed, Clutter Free, The Get Yourself Organized Project, The Husband Project, Happy Habits for Every Couple, and I Need Some Help Here – Hope for When Your Kids Don’t Go According to Plan. She is the host of Clutter Free Academy the Podcast! with Kathi Lipp and speaks at conferences across the US. Kathi is published with Revell Publishers and Harvest House Publishers.

She and her husband Roger are the parents of four young adults in San Jose, CA. When she’s not dating her husband or hanging out with her puggle Jake, Kathi is speaking at retreats, conferences and women’s events across the US.

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