Last week was a stressful week for me. I was over-committed, had an unexpected catastrophe, and cranky kids. After dinner one night I took my crabby toddler upstairs for a bath, deciding to leave the kitchen in an after-dinner whirlwind. Usually we all clean up the kitchen together, but I deemed an early bedtime
You can avoid a lot of household tasks! Also, you can eat all your meals out; groceries delivered to your home; even someone else can cut the grass for you. But unless you have a housekeeper with a lot of time on her hands, you will probably have to deal with the laundry sooner
Are you tired of talking about chores yet? I promise, we’re almost done with this topic. 🙂 For many years, my kids have used what we call a “Morning List.” Right after breakfast, they are sent to do the chores on the Morning List. Each kid’s list is tailored to his age and responsibilities.
When expecting your child to do chores, the more you praise, the more they will be willing to work. We do this all the time when our kids are small. When my two year old carries something for me, it’s easy and natural to tell him “Thank you! You helped Mommy with your strong
Have you ever wondered what age-appropriate chores you should be tasking your child? Learning when and how to set up chores for kids can be a challenge. If you are like most parents, let me help guide you in the best chores for kids by age! In one of my favorite children’s books, Farmer
My kids are getting a kick out of the fact that I’m writing a series on chores. Chores are a big deal in our house. We clean for about 10 minutes in the morning and maybe another 20 or 30 in the afternoon. When 3 or 4 people work diligently for this amount of
I have 4 boys. My husband’s job requires that he travel at times. During my last pregnancy, I was terrified of getting sick while he was away and not being able to run the household. I do a ton of cooking and the thought of having no strength to cook or have the kitchen
Do you feel like you are the only one in your house who does any chores? Does it seem that there are just not enough hours in the day to keep up with the laundry? Do your kids make mess after mess? It doesn’t have to be this way. In this series on teaching
Welcome. I’m Sarah!
I’m the creator of Decluttering School (formerly known as Early Bird Mom), lover of organized spaces, encourager to women and mom to four boys. Click here to read more!