You Are So Busted!

Photo by Joia Farmer


This actually happened this morning.  Our 10-year-old was ready for school early (miraculous in and of itself) and I caught him on the couch with his rosary in hand, quietly praying the Divine Mercy chaplet!


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Get ‘Er Done

Over the years we’ve experimented with different charts and systems to get our kids motivated to do household chores, with varying degrees of success for them and difficulty for us. We have now discovered a great website that actually has our two 5-year-olds and our 9-year-old obsessed with pitching in.  They can’t wait to log in and check off the chores they’ve done and they’re constantly looking for other chores to accomplish. This system strikes a nice balance between “you get paid an allowance just for being a member of the family” and “you do the chores or else [insert terrifying threat here]”. It’s easy to set up, easy to modify, easy enough for even 5-year-olds to use, and it’s FREE!  Check out .

As it says on their website: Using an innovative job chart that is based on technology, positive feedback, and mutually determined rewards, helps parents help their children be responsible and develop a good work ethic.