Chores For Teenagers: 5 Ways I Took My Sanity (And My Saturdays) BACK!

By Rachael Herrscher

Chores. My kids think it's a swear word. It's their kryptonite. My kids have been doing chores for a long time now and we've learned a few things along the way. It's not always perfect, but here are the things that make chores for teenagers less of a battle around our house.  H... Read More

5 Reminders for Raising Helpful Kids in the Kitchen

By Erin Oltmanns

I take my responsibility to eventually toss my two kiddos out of the nest pretty seriously. One day they will need to take care of themselves and SO HELP ME, they will not live on microwave noodles or be stumped by anything in the produce section of the grocery store or be the roommate that never co... Read More

Top 5 Reasons Your Next Pet Should be a Chicken (or Flock of Chickens)

By April Davis

I have been raising chickens for 3 years now, so I am totally an expert.  We bought a house and immediately bought 3 baby chicks to go with it-I was so excited to have my own little flock!  We've learned so much in the last 3 years about chicken ownership, especially as we're raising a second bro... Read More

DIY Chore Chart

By Shannon Breuner Nelson

I'm sure I'm not alone in saying that no matter how good it looks when I finally go to bed, by the end of the next day, my house will look like it exploded. Sometimes I have the best little assistant cleaner in the world.  Couldn't be more helpful.  And other times she tells me that I can pick ... Read More

Picture Chore Chart for Non-Readers

By Erin Oltmanns

Got a kiddo in your house that is ready to tackle a few chores? Most kids are ready to put their laundry away long before they can actually read the word “laundry”.  Our picture chore chart for non-readers is perfect for getting the littlest kids into a routine of helping around the house ea... Read More

Free Printable Kids Chore Charts

By Rachael Herrscher

It's almost that time of week when I rally an extensive list of chores on my children.  I'm all into the free printable kids chore charts these days. They brighten up the process. More than crossing things off of my own "to-do" list, chores teach kids a sense of responsibility and a work ethic. ... Read More

Roomba Pet Series Vacuum Cleaner

By Shannon Breuner Nelson

  Christmas day Facebook post... Shannon Breuner Nelson You know you have fully reached adulthood when unwrapping a new Roomba makes you shriek with glee... It's true.  I danced like... Read More

Printable Chore Chart for Kids

By Erin Oltmanns

My girl just celebrated her 4th birthday which means it’s time for her to earn her keep! This printable chore chart will do nicely. This editable PDF is easy to update each week if you’d like a little variety (I do) and will work great for any age. I wonder if I put “nap” on this char... Read More

Printable Service Jar Slips

By Erin Oltmanns

Thanksgiving may be over, but that doesn’t mean the we have to let gratitude and giving service take a backseat. These sweet printable service jar slips are the perfect way to give your kiddos a way to contribute without feeling like Mrs. McNaggyPants. A kiddo picks a slip and does a good deed.... Read More

How I Lost My Favorite Job

By Rachael Herrscher

It all started with a big brown box that showed up on my doorstep. The problem is that my husband got to it before I did. But wait. I should probably tell you what my favorite job is. And to be clear it’s my favorite job around the house. I love to vacuum. It’s instant gratification. Best ... Read More