chores

  1. Tips & Advice

    How to teach your kids to do the laundry

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    You've heard it before: “Mom, I need my soccer socks clean today!” And it’s not laundry day. Or after a day of household chores,...
  2. Tips & Advice

    Monday Mom challenge: Share the household load

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    Crazy-busy, that’s how you describe it to friends. Your family is crazy-busy with school and sports and work and church and other...
  3. Baby

    How to get housework done with a newborn baby

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    When your bundle of joy arrives, it may seem like the housework is the last priority on your list. But you don't have to choose...
  4. K-12

    20 age-appropriate chores

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    While some children are more eager than others to help out around the house, giving your kids chores helps teach them responsibility...
  5. Home How-Tos

    How to make a weekly cleaning schedule

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    No one wants to get stuck with all of the cleaning duties around the house, which is why creating a weekly cleaning schedule is so...
  6. K-12

    Teens and chores

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    Does your teen have a chore list that he has to complete every week -- or is it just easier for you to let him off the hook and do...
  7. K-12

    7 Tips for teaching your child responsibility

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    Looking for a way to teach children responsibility? The best lessons can be taught right at home. Whether you’re a reformed...
  8. Parenting How-Tos

    How to make family chore lists

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    For the average family there are plenty of chores that need to be done, whether they involve mowing the lawn, washing the dishes or...
  9. Parenting

    5-Minute organizing

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    I am not what you could call a neat freak. Not at all . (My friends from real life who are reading this? Stop snorting, please.) I...
  10. K-12

    Age appropriate chore list

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    Giving kids chores is an important part of teaching them responsibility. But the chores that a preschooler can do are totally...
  11. Parenting

    Getting kids to do chores

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    Tired of running endless loads of laundry and constantly cleaning the kitchen? Kids as young as 6 can make a meaningful contribution...
  12. Tips & Advice

    Do chores have a gender?

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    My husband and I have never been big on traditionally defined gender roles at home. We both cook, clean, do yardwork, nurture,...
  13. Family Fun

    Teaching kids to do laundry

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    Laundry is one of those never ending tasks. No sooner do you get it all done, folded and put away do you have to do it all over...
  14. K-12

    Teenagers Suck: Teaching responsibilities and chores

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    How can you teach your teenager how to take responsibility and help out around the house? By channeling your inner teen, of course!...
  15. Organizing

    5 Time-saving cleaning rules

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    Follow our five time-saving cleaning rules to have a neat and organized home that even your mother-in-law will love! With the hustle...
  16. Toddler & Preschoolers

    Help your toddler develop competence

    Research has shown that toddlers tantrum less and cooperate more when they feel more powerful.