Kid + Chores: Working Yourself out of a Job

Kid + Chores: Working Yourself out of a Job

Teaching our kids to be involved in household chores isn’t just a good idea. It’s essential to raising them up to be independent, self-sufficient adults. Our goal as parents should be to work ourselves out of a job. If they’re seventeen and we’re doing very little hand-holding, then we’ve done something right. 

Cycles + Weeks: The routines of life

Cycles + Weeks: The routines of life

Have you ever noticed that everything in life has a cycle to it? Your house gets clean only to get dirty and then get clean again. You spend each year accumulating stuff, then you clean out stuff, only to get more stuff again. You work to save money, then find ways to...
Mom + Laundry: The never-ending task

Mom + Laundry: The never-ending task

Like death and taxes, laundry is a certainty of life. Just when you finish one week’s dirty piles, there’s new ones starting to mount. I’ve attempted to do one load per day, or knocking it all out on a certain day of the week. Or maybe you wash one...

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