1. Chores for Kids: A Guide to Cleaning with Kids by Room and Age

    Want to raise kids that are hard-working and responsible?  Then it might be a good idea to let them clean that mess up themselves!  According to a recent study, only…

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  2. Getting Kids to Pick up After Themselves

    With four boys, the mess builds up pretty quickly around our house!  If everyone takes off his shoes and socks and jacket upon entering the house and leaves them on…

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  3. School Day Snack System

    Snacks have long been a problem area at our house!  The boys want to snack all the time, especially in the afternoon.  We would generally have one morning snack and…

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  4. DIY Pottery Barn Kids Style Dinosaur Art

    Over Labor Day weekend, we did a re-do of Gresham and Owen's bedroom.  They are so excited about their new "dino" space! Here's a "before" shot of the room: (To…

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  5. Our Chore System

    Recently, I visited with a friend about how to help boys grow into responsible men.  I wrote down the wisdom I received in this post.  Since then, we have changed…

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  6. Managing toys with little parts when you have a baby in the house

    I thought while I was writing up this week's Lego Fun Friday that I would also address how we are handling big boys with Legos (and other toys with teeny…

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  7. Teaching Kids to Sweep the Floor

    As I shared a few weeks ago, we are getting back to a regular chore routine at our house!  I have a master plan of what I want to accomplish…

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  8. How to Repair a Drywall Hole

    Thanks to our boys, we (until this past weekend!) had three lovely drywall holes in our home!  When Owen was a baby, he went through a stage of taking the…

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  9. Chore Charts for Kids

    Now that I've made it through 2 months of morning sickness, it's time to take back control of the children and the house!  Actually, there were some areas that needed…

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  10. How to do a Boy's Haircut with Clippers

    UPDATE:  This post has been updated and improved - click below to view the new post with a better tutorial video! How to do a Boy's Haircut with Clippers Over…

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