Silly Notion

April 9, 2013

I had this silly notion (who knows why?), that when I would be a, full-time, stay-at-home mom, that keeping the house clean and organized would be easy.  I know, I know… My couch is often a state of modern art with our clean laundry.   4 precious cherubs and a dog later (not to mention […]

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Chores

July 31, 2012

Chores are a must if you are going to keep things running smoothly at home.  Instead of thinking of chores as just a necessary evil you can also see them as an opportunity for your children to be a necessary contributor in your household.  They gain skills, discipline and a sense of accomplishment while making […]

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Summer Lists

May 28, 2012

Summer is upon us.  We are mostly done with curriculum. What are you going to do to this summer? This is what we’re going to try: 2 lists. When we complete 1 chore in the morning… we get to chose 1 activity for the afternoon. It’s not complex, but that’s why it may just work.  […]

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What’s Working for Us Right Now ~ Chore Charts

January 22, 2012

Things seem to be ever-changing around here.  We find something that works for a time and then shift to something else as the need (or want) arises. So, here’s what is working for us right now with our chores.  I wrote about how “Day Chores” were working well for us here.  Those have continued to […]

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