Household Chores: Organized

Household chores are a part of life for most of the world. How can you organize yours so that they are simple, easy, and not so much drudgery? Work is a necessary part of life. It’s kind of God’s design. So, I don’t really believe that we can or should escape all work. I do […]

Chores & Kids: What Can You Ask of Them?

Got kids? Are you including them in the workings of the household and teaching them important life skills? When I was a kid, chores were a part of life. We didn’t always do them. But, they were there, and our parents often asked us to do stuff around the house or yard. Washing dishes, pulling […]

Kids and Chores Can Mix

If you haven’t already instituted a chore routine for your kids, now might be a good time to do so. As summer gives way to the school year, it’s a natural time of transition and new beginnings. Here are a few chore-related posts from the Life as MOM archives to help get you thinking about […]

Reader Q&A: How do you motivate kids to do chores?

A reader wrote in with a great question, one I’m sure we’ve all tangled with at one time or another. I am sure you’ve got some great ideas to help this Mama out. Question: I am a mom of 4 kids under 11. Sometimes I feel like I am the only one cleaning our house. My […]

Kitchen Chores for Kids

Participating in kitchen clean-up is good for kids and for parents. Here’s how it works at our house. I remember when my eldest child was just five years old. We gave him the job of busboy. I bought a small plastic dishpan. After each meal, he would load it up with the dishes and take […]

Reader Q&A: Chores & Kids

Occasionally, readers write with questions that I know others might be able to add to or benefit from. Today we’re talking about helping kids learn responsibility through doing household chores. Take whatever I say with a grain of salt, and be sure to add your two cents in the comments section. Q.I’m wondering if you […]

How Chores & a School Schedule Mix

If your kids haven’t already, they will be starting school any day now. And with the start of the new school year come all kind of readjustments. And one of those new adjustments would include how to balance home responsibilities with school work and time to play. There are a range of philosophies out there […]

Kids, Chores, and MyJobChart.com

As my family has grown in size and age over the years, one of the challenges has been to make sure that I’m teaching my children responsibility as well as keeping them accountable to those tasks they’ve been assigned. And, boy, it’s a tough job. With my younger ones, the Morning High Five works really […]