Live, Love, Blend:
Cinderella Does Not Live Here
You may be surprised to learn that cleaning house is not a mother’s favorite thing to do. What, you’re not surprised? Well my kids certainly seem to find it shocking. Isn’t all the cooking and cleaning supposed to fall to mom? Um.. no.
Lately I’ve been talking to several other families to get their take on chores. It turns out I am not alone. Moms (blended or not) have learned that the only way to keep up with our fast-paced lives and schedules is to DIVIDE and CONQUER. And just for the record, we don’t pay our kids to do chores. Taking care of our home is expected from everyone in the family, whether they live with us full time, visit every other weekend, or just show up for college breaks. Incentives might be offered for projects that are over and above the norm, but for the most part chores are not a cash business.
That being said, here are a few interesting suggestions I plan to implement…