Get the Kids to Help Out

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This is Day 16 of our series on "Surviving & Thriving with a Newborn" -- part of the 31 day writing challenge hosted by the Nester. Every day in October I'll be sharing a tip about how to make the most of and enjoy the sleep-deprived newborn days. For a list of all the posts in this series, click here. This post contains affiliate links. Check out my disclosure policy for more info. The house seems to be falling down around you, but you only have two hands and right now, they're … [Read more...]

Children & Chores: 10 Tips to Get Started

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"Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth." Proverbs 10:4 When I decided to refocus our homeschool plans for May, I didn't have a specific direction in which to go. I knew what I wanted us to do, but had no clear path to get us there. So I sat down and made a list of irritations I was experiencing with myself and my children: personal grievances that were affecting our relationship and turning great days into Armageddon. My list revealed two things: Too much … [Read more...]