Train Up A Child – 5 Reasons Kids Should Help With Family Chores

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6

5 Reasons Kids Should Help With Family Chores

  1. they gain a great deal of confidence and sense of accomplishment
  2. they feel “a part” of something
  3. it helps prepare them for their future
  4. they will have a greater respect for the “things” and people in their lives
  5. it helps reduce your work load – less time spent doing chores means more time to spend with those who matter most – our family!


Check it out – Pumpkin just folded two loads of laundry..(you rock baby girl)!

 

Among the many things we teach our children…keeping “house” is one of my favorites. It may not be done the way I would have done it but it gets done!

Kids love to help- when we let them.

They learn the importance of teamwork, respect of ones belongings, and simultaneously learn time management.

Yes, all while cleaning!

 

 

K.Bear enjoys most anything to do with water (washing windows, starting the laundry, dishes, and floors) all of which require supervision. That is unless huge piles of water does not stress you out?!

Although, she has found a love for the vacuum. Unfortunately, she is so tiny and it is so big the front of the vacuum does not lay flat on the floor to ‘suck‘ up the dust bunnies; the effort is there though.
 
My little man works like the best of them too!! A dusting/swiffering machine. He’s fast, he’s cute, he’s tiny….he is all smiles when helping mommy and doing chores like the big kids!

Finger Print Tree Painting

We have been busy decorating our house in homemade Fall decor these days…our once empty looking front window, door, and other surrounding areas are taking on a new, improved, and ‘made with love’ feel. K.Bear is waiting patiently to ‘dive’ into the paint for our “Finger Print Tree Painting”…join us as we get a bit messy!

 The girls were in deep thought as they dipped their tiny fingers in the cool paint. The rich red, yellow, and orange colors were almost as beautiful as the real trees outside. We enjoyed our science refresher coarse on why the leaves change color…to ‘feed’ the tree for its upcoming hibernation during the winter months ahead.

I’m always a fan of any project that may involve my kiddos little prints!

And if you should try to do a similar project with your “wee ones” maybe you will get as lucky as me and have a little one whose hand looks like this…

Or maybe one that looks like this…. look closely at the tint of orange on his lips! We don’t bust out the paint very often in our house but when we do it is always a hit and the kids love it. I close my eyes at the mess and we enjoy the messy memories that are being made together….

For your tree printable visit HERE

Grab your kids, some paint, and have fun!

The Story of Doors

So often we here the saying as “one door closes another will soon open”….well for the first time EVER that is my thinking. Some of you may know I have been writing for our beloved city for the past 10 months. I have thoroughly enjoyed it and had a great response to my writing as a result. What a confidence booster knowing so many lives have been changed, helped, and supported along the way. Just through my writing. Who would have thought? In having been given this opportunity I have also come to love and stumble upon a gift that I have in fact been given. The gift of writing!

Yesterday, I received a phone call from my editorial stating that “things are changing as a result of some cooperate decisions and unfortunately my column will be no longer”. Ugh! Bummer…He also said “there was never a question of content, deadlines, or ability” “if it were up to me I would be keeping you on” yay! Go me!

None, the less…now what? I thought..prayed..and prayed some more about this last night and have decided to continue writing (of coarse) for anyone who might like to read it..hahaha! I love all of you who do (and those who don’t..you”ll likely never see this) hehehe

That said..you can fully expect to find more of my “writing” here as I make a “re-newed” commitment to my own beloved blog(s)

You might also note that my once “Loving Motherhood” title has also been changed

to “Ministry of Parenting” as I still love being a mother (of course) I have also found great peace in know that I am “serving” others in their similar journeys. The rewards and struggles of parenting are great; as we go forth new doors may open and others may close. Although the “unknown” is still to be found somethings are for certain; we will continue to walk hand in hand in our “journey”  being the best we can be to our child/children each step of the way.

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