Getting children to help with chores {infographic)

Guide to getting children to help do chores {infographic}

Although I have already written about it here (see: Teaching children to do their fair share around the house), when this infographic was sent to me, I just had to share it with my readers. Some good stuff on here.

NOTE: Also check out my post Using chore charts to reduce mom stress, as well as A Slob Comes Clean’s book Teaching Kids to Clean.

Also check

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5 ways to do less and 10 ways to enjoy more

do less do more

We are all always looking for better or more efficient ways at being productive. And when we use the word productive, we are usually referring to being able to get more done is less time. What I want to challenge with you this post today is to know why you want to be more productive? Why do you want to get more done?

Now, I

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10 Steps to Avoid Mental Breakdown

Don't have a nervous breakdown

Many of us work ourselves night and day, never taking time to take care of ourselves. We go faster and faster, not realizing we are on the verge of major burnout. Or maybe we know it, we just hope we can outrun it!

I beg you, if you are at the edge, please take heed of the steps below. Pull back, slow down, make some time

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Simplify your child’s wardrobe

child getting dressed

How many mornings are spent with a child frantically searching for his “favorite” shirt or her “princess” sandals? How many times are there tears when you are trying to make it out the door?

Or maybe you are trying to dress your preschooler because you are running behind and can’t seem to find anything that matches.

Do you keep pulling out things with stains or holes? Good for

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Help your children discover their gifts

help your children discover their gifts

In America, it seems, parents can’t wait to sign their 4 year olds up for soccer, or their 5 year olds up for cheerleading. Or, depending on the talents and desires of the parent, they may be taking tennis or golf. Maybe they join the swim team.

Don’t get me wrong, none of these things are wrong in and of themselves. Let’s just be careful that we are not

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Do American parents have it backwards?

girls climbing trees

The days of summer are quickly coming upon us and I am reminded of catching fireflies and running through the neighborhood playing hide-and-go-seek in the dark as a kid.

My kids are now ages 20-31, and I know they have many of the same memories, running in the woods, playing with the neighbor kids, riding their bikes to the corner store to get ice cream.

I hope my

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What causes moms to be stressed?

What causes mom stress?

Children bring so much joy to a parent’s life. With the pressure of bringing another life into the world, and nurturing that child into a mature responsible adult, there also comes an increased load of stress.

There is the long-term stress of “Am I raising my child right?” and “Will he ever grow up and be able to take care of himself?”

Day-to-Day Stress

And then

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8 ways to slow life down

Great tips to help you slow down

Lives today are very busy, that is no secret. Parents and families running to and fro, from one activity or task to the next. We get so busy doing that we forget we are human BE-ings.

How can we slow our pace down and begin enjoying our lives and our families?

If you look at some of the activities that many of us like to do, you can

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Making the most of time spent in the car

Making the most of time in the car

After coming across a conversation on Facebook by one of my sister bloggers, Christine Wolf, talking about how exhausting all the driving kids around can be, I thought I would write a post with some tips to make the most of the car time. By the other comments on the thread, it was obvious that she was not alone in her sentiments.

So how can you make the

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Do these things everyday

Things to make life better and easier

Sometimes we long for an adventurous life. We want to throw caution to the wind and go with the flow. And in some occasions that may be a good thing, but for the most part, routines and habits can be a good thing. Having the important daily things on autopilot, if you will, gives you more time and more brain power for doing all those other exciting things, even

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