Monday, March 17, 2014

Balanced Challenge Day Seven - Teamwork

Balanced Challenge Day Seven- Teamwork

"Many hands make light work—and moms, you shouldn’t feel the need to do everything yourself. Schedule a quick family meeting today to talk to your kids and spouse about the responsibilities you all can share to make your load a bit lighter."

I remember when my daughter loved to "help" sort and fold laundry, simply because we could do it together and it made her feel like a big girl. Now at age seven, she's learning just how much laundry mom folds on laundry days and how much of it is hers :) She's rising to the challenge though, and I'm so proud of her. I've discovered when there's the promise of a snack (especially a pickle) at the other end of the chore she perks up and moves more quickly.

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  1. Thank you so much for sharing this, Heidi. This is something that I struggle with since I'm home all day. I feel so guilty at times making my kids do chores other than cleaning their rooms. My husband constantly reminds me that I don't have to do it all and it's okay to have them help.

    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting! It's funny, I feel guilty that I'm not having her do more, like sweeping, dishes, and cleaning the bathroom. It's so important to teach them life skills, but often I find myself thinking that it would just be quicker and easier to do it myself.


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