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Kids and chores: Do you track ‘em?

October 26, 2010 – 11:43 am |
Kids and chores: Do you track ‘em?

I’ve tried! I’ve plotted. I’ve made an attempt!
But I just cannot remain consistent when it comes to tracking chores my kids do each week.
Let me explain.
Once, I hand drew a “chore chart” on a large …

Have YOU looked at the calendar?

October 21, 2010 – 10:34 am |
Thanksgiving elf

OK, brace yourself. Five weeks from today is Thanksgiving. Christmas is nine weeks from Saturday. My son started his Christmas wish list a month ago! (Thankfully since sales have started and grandparents are asking…) I …

Mom of three. Lover of life.

October 20, 2010 – 3:46 pm |

Today is National Day on Writing. I found this out while researching a story that took me to the U.S. Department of Education website. I’m taking the challenge a teacher posted there to write a …

Chores first: Pay for play at home

October 11, 2010 – 10:03 am |

I’m feeling a little guilty about an episode that took place at our home Saturday.
That morning I was REAL tired (hey – I have a 10 week old at home!). So when the bigger kids …

Kindergarten online

October 7, 2010 – 2:11 pm |

Helping my son understand school work is taking some time at night and I’m worried my daughter, in kindergarten, is getting short-changed.
Each night my son has 15 minutes of reading and a page of reading …

Mom advice moves in circles

October 5, 2010 – 1:34 pm |

When it comes to seeking words of wisdom or advice, we moms move in circles.
Case in point: When my son was born 8 years ago, a girlfriend recommended we try her pediatrician. He was closer …

‘We’ve heard this story, mom!’

October 4, 2010 – 11:26 am |

Reading a bedtime story is routine in our home. However, also routine are the bedtime stories my kids hear.
When my son was born, I adopted a few favorites: “The little mouse, the big hungry bear …

Mornings: Please give me 15 more minutes!

October 1, 2010 – 9:29 am |

My kids got their first tardy this morning. Hey, it’s October. That’s got to be a new record for us. I’m pretty sure we’ve hit this milestone, oh, the second week of school in the …