1. Teach Young Children to Clean with a Simple Game

    After posting a guide to cleaning with kids last week, I got to thinking that it might be helpful to share a quick idea that was given to me several…

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Homeschool Room Re-do

    Our homeschool room "before" Our homeschool room "after" We just organized our homeschool room, and I am very happy with the results!  In our old house, we did school at…

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  10. Ideas for an Inexpensive Curious George Bedroom

    So, the plan for right now is that Owen (age 2) will share a room with our new baby.  We'll just have to see if that works out... I am…

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