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The Sweetness of Leisure

I am attempting to have an “office day” today. I have some work and planning I need to catch up on, the toddler slept badly last night, and spring allergies are kicking my butt! As long as the children can … Continue reading

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Assigning Jobs In Rotation (How-To Use “The Things That Must Be Done!)

  Several years back I started color coding the children.  At first this was a technique to make it easy for me to tell who had left their stuff out but it quickly became something that made it easier for … Continue reading

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The Things That Must Be Done!

  It doesn’t take much for these kinds of piles to occur and not disappear. In a medium sized house with seven people, messes are just a fact of life and getting the cleaning as well as the cleaning up … Continue reading

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Small Bites

Our school year is much, much busier than in previous years. Everyone except Daisy is taking at least one dance class, Buggle and Mouse have choir, and we all go to co-op on Wednesdays. I’m teaching two Science classes and … Continue reading

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The Dawdles: Cleaning The Whole House

Not long after I started using the timer and post-it note method to cure the dawdling habit, we woke up to a rainy Saturday and a house that desperately needed some help! Four children full of energy plus two grown-ups … Continue reading

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The Dawdles

When I was a girl I loved the Miss Piggle-Wiggle books. That spry old lady was so creative in her cures for laziness, not-wanting-to-go-to-bed-itis and other childhood ills! When faced with a persistent behavioral problem I occasionally ask myself, “What … Continue reading

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