Monday “Mom Tip”

Let them help!

mom daughter mixing bowl eggsI used to be one of those moms who would do everything & not allow the children to help.  I think it was my need for the perfectly clean house.  I quickly got over that when it became a tidal wave of never-ending chores!  So what did I do?  I let him help!  Yeah, he was only 2, but he could fold wash cloths like nobody’s business!!  So from there I got creative and worked out a chore list.  He could hand me laundry to put in the washer, help me pull clothes out of the dryer & unload groceries into the bottom fridge shelf & lower shelves of cabinets.  And for you who believe in cleaning baseboards, put a knee sock on that little hand and watch them wipe them down like the wind!  Concerned about cleaners?  Don’t be!  Vinegar & water can clean a ton of your house without harmful fumes or chemicals.

Try it out.  You’ll be spending time with your child, teaching them pride in a job well done, instilling family values of taking care of your home and each other & teaching valuable life skills.  (Not to mention you’ll tire them out for a good nap and decrease your chore load!)

Until next time!

Tonya

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