Posts Tagged by Chores
Making and Managing Money as a kid As I’ve mentioned before . . . I grew up loving and being fascinated by money – counting it, managing it, and thinking of ways to make more. Most of my ideas as a kid did not pan out too well. My famous bomb-of-an-idea was deciding to charge […] Continue reading . . .
Laundry is not complicated . . . or doesn’t have to be. I’m all about simplifying – or at least I’ve been forced to be this way (and am trying to be!). By nature I’m a perfectionist – but having a non-perfectionist hubby and 5 kids has taught me how to just “let go” of […] Continue reading . . .
If you missed Part 1, Part 2 or Part 3 of this series – click on the number you want to read. “My theory on housework is, if the item doesn’t multiply, smell, catch fire, or block the refrigerator door, let it be. No one else cares. Why should you?” – Erma Bombeck Ok – […] Continue reading . . .
Housework, if you do it right, will kill you. – Erma Bombeck Start here if you missed Part 1 or Part 2 of this series. Last week we talked about training and helping your kids to actually want to clean up their things. *How did that go for you? Did you try it? What worked? […] Continue reading . . .
If you missed Part 1 – you can read it HERE. Your kids will WANT to pick up their things! “Blasphemy! You are speaking a lie Lori, I just know you are! No kid ever wants to pick up their things!” Well . . . you can train them to do just that . . […] Continue reading . . .
Frustrated and feeling like everyone’s maid? “It’s a never-ending battle!” “It’s like shoveling snow while it’s still snowing . . . useless and exhausting.” “Why don’t they learn?” “Why don’t they help?” “Why do I always have to be the one to clean up their messes and put things away every day?” Do any of […] Continue reading . . .
The Road that Never Ends I’m slow moving this morning (belly hasn’t felt right the last couple days). I’m thinking I may just have to snuggle up with a book today (haven’t done that in a long time!) I tend to feel guilty about doing nothing but read or relax during the day as there […] Continue reading . . .
“Mom . . . where’s my gluestick [pencil, pen, scissors, crayons, colored pencils, extra paper, etc]?” “Mom . . . I forgot [can’t find] my school supplies [lunch, notes, homework, permission slip, etc] today.” “Mom . . . you have homework! Here! I need them done by tomorrow!” (as they hand me 20+ papers to […] Continue reading . . .
Ok – so I have to share one of my other attempts at parenting with honor and love – and teaching my kids how to make their own wise choices. Last week the kids had been sent to bed, but they were doing their usual – running between rooms, laughing, talking, and goofing off (we […] Continue reading . . .