This morning Etta asked me to walk her to school. So we met at the foot of the stairs and walked together up to her bedroom ….Read more
“Etta, I don’t think you’re supposed to lie down during meditation,” Otto remarked, with a sideways glance at me. He was clearly hoping I’d make her come out from under the kitchen table and do it RIGHT. Etta was sprawled on the floor, petting the dog, who was enthusiastically lapping up spilled popcorn and bits of mashed potato …Read more
Otto and Etta love each other. Really, they do. But sometimes that’s hard to remember when they’re having one of their epic fights …Read more
If you’ve ever started a new exercise program, you knows it’s one thing to begin an undertaking … and quite another to keep the wheels turning.
After many false starts, we’re in a pretty sweet spot where my kids do their chores consistently, without too many reminders or much complaining.
How did we get here? Read on for four strategies we use to keep the chore momentum going.Read more
Do you make amazing, elaborate, beautifully-designed chore charts … that your kids completely ignore? Or do you manage to get your kids’ buy-in to your new chore chart system, only to find yourself doing all of their chores, AGAIN, after just a week or two? Or perhaps you’ve never made a chore chart and don’t know where to start, or why you’d even want one.Read more