Raise your hand if you start every day repeating the same things over and over as your children stare glassy eyed at you or yelling, “WHAT?” from the other room, instead of:
- making their beds
- putting their dishes in the sink
- feeding the dog
- cleaning up their toys
- getting dressed
I have to revert back to, “When I was a nanny, what would I do?” mode for these times. In this instance, I’d have put up a chore chart. Age appropriate, simple, and easy on both of us to keep up with, it reminds her in pictures (and words) what she needs to do and when, and it allows me to track what’s been done so I can plan the rest of the hour.
I’ve compiled a list of kids chore charts – printables, ones to buy, and DIY.
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Diana blogs at Diana Wrote about her life with a daughter here and three sons in heaven, life as an army wife, and her faith. You can also find her work on Liberating Working Moms, She Reads Truth, The New York Times, and The Huffington Post. Smaller glimpses into her day are on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
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