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Chores for Kids (and a handy way to dole them out)

I talked previously about the need to get something FORMAL established around the house.  My kids do help out, but mostly they just do things I ask them to do spur of the moment. Right now, I’m envisioning a magical … Continue reading

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Spring Break Reflections

My kids are still in school. As in…they still go to school outside of the home.  They won’t be returning after summer break though. So, this gives me some time to prepare and get things in order. Small breaks like … Continue reading

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Chores, chores, chores

One of the things that needs to be established around here is a regular list of chores for the kids (and for me too!).  I think it’ll help life flow a little smoother. Right now, the kids just do random … Continue reading

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Important Lessons for my Children to Learn

I’ve been thinking of how much my kids really need to learn about life – as in BIG, grand scale lessons. I can teach them math and history, but can I teach them how to be kindhearted, how to be … Continue reading

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The If/Then Chart

I’ve been having a hard time coming up with adequate and CONSISTENT discipline ideas for my kids when they do something wrong. Sometimes I just don’t feel like stopping the behavior and thinking up a punishment. Other times I get … Continue reading

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Do I Need Something Else to do?

Nope, I sure don’t. I’m a stay-at-home, work-at-home momma to 3 kids – ages 9, 5, and 1-1/2.  My middle one has some special needs. I work when the kids go to sleep. So, at least I can cross sleep … Continue reading

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