Category Archives for "Family"
We are in the middle of the summer. The tendency to is over schedule, with the focus on keeping children busy, giving them an “advantage” through lots of activities, and to entertain them with screens. All of this can be exhausting for both parents and children, routines tend to get shoved to the side, intellectual […]Continue reading
What pulled me out of Chore Wars? I read an article on family work. At first, I looked at the article and translated family chores as doing family work and patted myself on the back and thought, “we do family work.” Several months later, in our mother’s book group, call “Side-Tracked Home Educators, ” we […]Continue reading
I was once stuck in “Chore Wars.” What are Chore Wars? Chore Wars move from assigning (and expecting), to bribing a child with rewards, to nagging a child to work, and then to threatening a child with loss of reward, loss of privilege, or punishment. This happens when children are not developmentally ready for self-directed, […]Continue reading
Dad, you are so important in the lives of their wife and children!Many dads just feel that they are little more than a pay check to their family. It does not have to be this way. You can change this!!! Work done away from home, in a career can be exhausting, as can work in […]Continue reading
Do your children make enormous messes?Are you feeling overwhelmed with those creative messes?Does it feel like the mess will never end?You are not alone. Many moms today feel the same way.I had children that were imaginative and they mobilized anything they could find to build vast cities across the family room floor. Eventually, every game […]Continue reading
My daughter brought this quote to my attention. It was written in 1913. The writer was college educated and this was during the time that women of the upper middle class had the opportunity. Now women of all stations in life can access a college education. We are another one hundred and three years down […]Continue reading
Do you struggle to keep a clean home? Are you tired of the "Chore Wars?" Does your home drive you to distraction? Do you feel guilty when teaching your children because the home is not running smoothly? Do you periodically stop everything to ditch the guilt by cleaning your home, only to feel guilty, because […]Continue reading