Category Archives: Chores

How Do You Teach Children to Earn Money?

My seven year old daughter has caught the money bug.  She wants to earn and spend money as fast as she can.  While she understands the value of money for the most part, she doesn’t understand it completely because she … Continue reading

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Backwards Trick or Treating

put a plastic trick or treat pumpkin on the kitchen shelf to gather lost and found items to be put away

If your little ones are like mine, Trick-or-Treating is too much fun for just one day. My four year old is so into it, that we don’t have to use candy. She likes it so much that she’ll do it … Continue reading

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The Diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank

Writing in a diary is a really strange experience for someone like me. Not only because I’ve never written anything before, but also because it seems to me that later on neither I nor anyone else will be interested in … Continue reading

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Little Chef Nights

Have you ever worked hard on a meal only to find that when you bring it to the table, it’s welcomed with a chorus of “Gross!”, “Oooooh”, “I hate that!”. Your elation at finishing a meal and delivering it proudly … Continue reading

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Lazy Parenting

I believe in lazy parenting. Lazy parenting can be a good thing I’m not talking about the “sit-in-the-couch-watching-TV-and-being-neglectful” parent, but I believe in not doing much for my kids that they can do for themselves. My dad and his brothers … Continue reading

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Support a Budding Entrepreneur and Hold a Lemonade Stand!

My oldest has suddenly gotten interested in money, earning money, and (especially) spending money. While she doesn’t get the concept of SAVING money (we’re working on that) and she doesn’t exactly spend her money on the best stuff (mainly just … Continue reading

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Chore Wheels

When we were growing up, our mom had a chore chart taped to the inside of the cupboard door. Our typical daily chores were: Set the table, Clear the table, Unload the dishwasher, Load the dishwasher, Sweep the floor. Our … Continue reading

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Making Cleaning Fun(ner)

13 ideas to get the cleaning done, and in a fun way. Continue reading

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Solving the Under-bed Dilemma

I have two common problems in our house when it comes to cleaning the bedrooms. One, too often a clean room means a messy underbed. And, two, I have kids who love to hoard things. One child, in particular, loves … Continue reading

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Discipline on a Dime

Something happens when a child learns to speak: their ears shut down.  Unless, of course, you’re offering them candy or a chance to see a movie or something of desire.  But remind them of a responsibility and forget it, they … Continue reading

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