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Kids, Chores and Allowances

After reading and responding to a comment Candi left on yesterday’s post (about accomplishing those weekly and monthly cleaning chores), I realized it’s been ages since I wrote about kids, chores and allowances. I’m pretty opinionated on this topic, and … Continue reading

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Getting Monthly and Weekly Cleaning Chores Done

When you’re a mom of young kids, much of your housecleaning time involves putting out fires. Today so far I’ve: Wiped up 3 water or milk spills courtesy of toddler Picked up strewn books, toys, etc off floor Changed toddler … Continue reading

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Conflict Resolution

In any family, there is conflict. In a larger family, there is more conflict! This week for family meeting, the important item on the agenda was: Conflict Resolution I created a simple Conflict Resolution Model and printed it out. photo … Continue reading

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Family Meeting

At our house, we recently started a new weekly tradition. Monday night is our Family Meeting Do you have something similar at your house? Family Meetings are a chance for us to gather and: Discuss future plans (weekend fun, vacations, … Continue reading

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Large Family Laundry Solutions: “Before”

I knew something had to change. I’ve been spending far too much time doing laundry for my large family (there are 7 of us, with one on the way). Interestingly, in my days as a single mom of 4, I … Continue reading

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