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Our Chore Assignments

There is no way I can do it all.  With a big family comes big messes, and lots of laundry and dishes.  The secret is . . . everyone helps! And because everyone helps, they all learn how to do the things they will need to do to keep their own homes running when they…

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New Chore Assignments

Five weeks ago, I made new chore assignments at our house. After a month, it was apparent that the new chore assignments were not working, so I made some changes, and the new assignments are a much better fit. We added a few new chores into the mix, and Ivory, who turned 3 in April,…

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New Chore Assignments

It has been over a year since I last posted our chore assignments. For the most part, they have remained the same, with a few small changes. After a while, everyone is ready for new chores. Changing the chore assignments helps alleviate boredom and more importantly, it helps children progress in their knowledge of how…

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New Chore Assignments

Every so often, we redo the chore assignments in our house. Changing things out is good for everyone: children learn new skills, and the boredom that sets in from doing the same chore can be relieved by doing  a different chore. We usually change chores every 6 months, but it has been quite a while…