Big Huge List of Kid Chores (grouped by age)!

These are my suggestions, but you know your kids best. It’s always nice to have an idea what could be expected, so that you know if it is time to teach a new skill. Every time you introduce a new chore to your child, you’ll do it WITH THEM the first few times. Don’t just […]

How I Torture My Kids to Keep My House Clean {e.g. Kids Chores}

I hear a lot: I can’t keep my house clean because I have kids. While I totally get how kids are inevitably messy (mine STILL leave their socks everywhere no matter what I do about it), for me, my kids help our house stay clean. Weird, right? Let me explain. How My Kids Help Keep My Our Home […]

Kids Chores and Routines Checklists

You might remember me mentioning in my post about our Quarter Jar Reward System that I have some wonderfully normal children. Beautiful, smart, clever, and amazingly normal when it comes to needing reminders and help to do what they are supposed to do. For a while I felt like I needed to record my voice after […]

Quarter Jars – Rewarding Good Behavior

I have regular kids. What I mean by that is not that they aren’t my absolute favorite kids in the whole universe, but that they have normal kid tendencies. They need to be reminded to do their routines and chores. They can sometimes fight with each other or disobey. They leave messes out and don’t […]

Sunday Dinner Jobs – Making Memories That Matter

A year ago I had a vision. A vision of Sunday afternoons with just a bit of structure and purpose. It is like we got home from church and just vegged until the day was over. We like low-key Sundays and try to keep the Sabbath holy, but I felt like we were missing the […]

Tips To Make Laundry Easy

Laundry is super easy, right? Right?! Okay, maybe not. BUT, there are a few ways to make it bearable and almost-easy. First, I’m just going to say, unless you just want to hire out your laundry, there is no method of getting the laundry clean and put away without going through the steps of cleaning […]

Keeping Track of Cleaning & Laundry {FREE Printables!!}

A frequently asked question I get is how do I keep track of regularly scheduled cleaning and laundry.  Truth be told, I have a single printable for the week that helps me track my entire week. It is the kind of schedule you’d expect from a professional organizer who also enjoys writing about organizing. Ha! […]

My Laundry Secret!

Today I’m going to tell you a little laundry stain-fighting secret. Shhh … don’t tell!! (Just kidding, of course. Tell everyone you know and their sister. Ha!) A few years ago when I was on fertility meds and still not getting pregnant, I started looking into obscure fertility voodoo. You just get to a point […]