Couples come clean about household chores and share what they’re willing to trade to avoid cleaning house.
I love when unexpected moments offer a great “Ah-ha!” It happened after I’d been doing laundry all day and still wasn’t finished. With five children, my dirty-clothes pile multiplied daily. As I began to sort my teenage son’s T-shirts, I realized with growing alarm that I’d inadvertently washed his sister’s red skirt with his clothes. …
Dirty dishes. Messy bedrooms. Toys on the living room floor. Some days, there just isn’t a good way to avoid the chore wars. But there is always tomorrow, and you can be proactive.
A wife often finds herself jealous when she hears about a husband who does laundry. She’s learned to focus on what her husband does right — listens and shares his hobbies — instead of what he doesn’t.
When you share the chores with a teammate mentality and when your goal is to out-serve each other, you can bring an end to the chore wars in your home.
Train your kids to be gentle with and caring for pets from a young age.
Don’t despair. Here are a few great ideas that parents have used to motivate their kids to take responsibility for their chores:
A clever idea changed my perspective on my kids and household duties.