At our home we usually like to say: “messy house, happy kids” but sadly a little mess can easily turn into a gigantic issue.
Even though the kids’ room is made for playing or/and studying it should be organized in order for them to better focus or simply enjoy their free time. So every year we do a really thorough cleaning of the kids room, to complement the weekly cleaning. And we try to do it efficiently and fast. And we usually start a bit before the Spring cleaning season, to get the clutter out of the way as soon as possible. With new toys coming in during the holidays, the kids room can have more that they can handle in January.
Photo: Jenny Collier
Holiday season can be the most stressful time of the year especially if you are a mom. Hosting a family party can be a huge challenge but with a few simple tips and tricks you can turn it to the best memory of your life.
CREATE A TO-DO LIST
An absolute life saver for every host are a planner and post it notes all around the house. Always plan ahead and do not be ashamed to ask your guests to help you with organization. People feel better when they help and Christmas season is the best for that. Make sure to schedule what needs to be done and when.
Summer is here! School is out for the summer and your kids will probably have some spare time on their hands. You can help them alleviate their boredom by assigning them more chores. They’ll be thankful for that, right? Just kidding! But they will be thankful if extra chores will perhaps increase their pocket money they can spend on ice cream. To make chores more fun, we picked five cool and refreshing chores for kids that are the favorites (among chores) in our home for hot summer days.
Do your kids help around the house? I’ve heard that some kids take on chores voluntarily (if that is your case, please share your secrets!), but many parents feel that children are either too busy for chores or maybe too sloppy to do them properly. Some parents just don’t feel it is worth the effort because assigning chores to kids often leads to family conflicts. So why should you insist on chores for everyone?