Jan 132011

This summer, after I had made and laminated chore charts for everyone, I came across a link to this online job chart on Heart of Wisdom.  I clicked on it, hoping and praying that this is what I was looking for.  It was!

Here’s a blurb from the site:

MY JOB CHART was created for the conscientious parent as a tool to help teach their children to work.

In an increasingly urban lifestyle teaching kids to work has become a real challenge to many parents. A simple job chart is useful to help parents manage the chores around the house. An online job chart helps parents manage household jobs easily and efficiently. It also adheres to the technologically advanced mindset of many of today’s children.

Using an innovative job chart that is based on technology, positive feedback, and mutually determined rewards, myjobchart.com helps parents help their children be responsible and develop a good work ethic.

Here’s what I love about it ~ Continue reading »

On the job training

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Jan 122011

Seems like the start of the New Year always has us re-evaluating stuff ~ finances, fitness, spiritual concerns, household maintenance, etc.  I’m no different, although the bulk of my household maintenance planning is done during the summer when I am planning the school year.  They just seem to go hand in hand.  January is usually a great time for a check-up, though – what’s working, what’s not.  Much like Kendra and her new laundry plan – if it’s not working then fix it!

A friend of mine asked a question on facebook the other day about age appropriate chores and whether to pay for them or not. The responses were plentiful and varied!  I was excited because I had already started working on this post to share something that has been working for us the last several months. Continue reading »