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Wed. May 3, 5:15pm

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What are FlyBabies?

Wednesday, May 03, 2006, 6:06 PM

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Flybabies follow the FlyLady program for organizing your home and your life. can find more about it at's pretty neat actually.

I consider myself a flybaby wannabe....I'm trying to follow the program but don't always succeed.

Thursday, May 04, 2006, 10:20 PM

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OP here

Yes, the previous poster got it right. FLYlady also helps with what she calls "personal clutter" meaning all the fat we have accumulated and stresses on the baby steps.

I just recentely learned of her website and think its great! I've only been trying to follow it about a week now and so far I love it!


Thursday, May 04, 2006, 10:45 PM

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I am familiar with it and the program is great, but haven't been into it for awhile! I find that I have to put my all into somethig - even though I'm not supposed to try and be perfect!! :<) - and right now this weightloss thing has my all.


Friday, May 05, 2006, 9:09 AM

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To Star: Isn't according to the OP, eliminating excessive fat is part of FlyLady program? And what do you mean by "even though I'm not supposed to try and be perfect"? Human perfection is hard to achieve, but it doesn't mean we should all seize striving to achieve it...

Friday, May 05, 2006, 1:11 PM

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I have been following flylady for several years and love it. It is not about being perfect. It is about babysteps and routines. Having set routines will help to organize and improve your whole lie. BAbysteps come in to help get the routines done. It is not an all or nothing deal. One step at a time.

Saturday, May 06, 2006, 10:43 AM

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1:11 poster:

Part of FlyLady's instruction is to break people out of the paralysis of perfectionism. If someone doesn't suffer from that, no worries--but a lot of people who go to FlyLady for help are the kind of people for whom their own internal perfectionism (dictated usually by voices from childhood who could never be pleased) is a handicap. They have such high standards that they break themselves against them, feeling they can never measure up, that nothing they do is good enough, that it's always all or nothing.

You might have to hang around with FlyLady for a while to understand, but she has helped a lot of women for whom perfectionism is a curse. And perfectionism doesn't equal the quest to improve towards the goal of achieving human perfection at some point. It's the absolute need to be perfect now and in everything, to measure oneself by everyone else's standards, to see only one's own failures. And that's crippling.

Saturday, May 06, 2006, 8:44 PM

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flylady follower on and off

I have gotten so much help from flylady in the past. I had my mother's attitude- be mad while cleaning... and it was broken by just doing Flylady's steps. Now I just try and do a little at a time- a few minutes here and a few minutes there keeps my house relatively clean. I have a toddler so it is hard... Got to get them occupied with something and then scurry off and load the washer or do 5 items worth of dishes in the sink...
I have so many groups I am involved in online I had to just stop recieving the e-mails or being in the local group... weight loss is another one of my focuses... along with a toddler and an at home business.. my husband and his campaign... I could go on and on.

Monday, May 08, 2006, 12:45 PM

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I just joined last week. I haven't had a chance to jump into the beginner baby steps yet, but have been implementing some of the ideas on the site and it is really helping me.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006, 8:29 AM

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to 8:29 poster

I just recently joined about two weeks ago and have slowly started following her guidelines. I have made the shining my sink part of my daily routine now and I dont feel "right" if I were to leave it that way. I LOVE flylady, she is really helping me so much.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006, 10:10 AM

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