Family Routines

Summer Chores and Allowances for Kids

June 22, 2012
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I have a hard time sticking with a plan to assign the kids chores, follow up with them on whether or not they accomplished their chores, and then paying them a weekly allowance for getting them done. With school work, homework, a packed after-school activity schedule (not individually, but as a family as a whole), [...]

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Guest Posting Over at The SITS Girls on How to Get Your Kids Out The Door!

January 23, 2012
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Today I am SO fortunate to be guest posting over at the SITS Girls with my tips on How To Get Your Kids Out The Door Without Pulling Your Hair Out! And by that, I don’t mean when they are 18 and are heading off to college… no I mean right now 5 days a [...]

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Part 5- Family Routines- some other thoughts…

October 8, 2010

On Fridays, I like to share some other bloggers’ / writers’ thoughts on this week’s topic- in this case Family Routines. I have always felt that family routines are important, for peace and calm within the household- but the Amercian Academy of Pediatrics reminds us that “children do best when routines are regular, predictable, and [...]

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Part 4- Family Routines- Mom’s evening routine…

October 7, 2010

This week we’ve been talking about family routines- a morning routine, an afternoon routine, and an evening routine for the kids. Today we are going to talk about an evening routine for Moms.  Now I know what you have in mind-  a hot bubble bath, a good book, and perhaps a big glass of chardonnay…. [...]

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Family Routines- Evening Routine for Kids

October 6, 2010
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In this series on family routines, we talked about creating a morning routine to help keep your mornings calm and we discussed how to create an afternoon routine that moves you through unpacking backpacks, organizing school paperwork, and into homework and after school activities.  Today we are going to focus on creating an evening routine for your children [...]

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Family Routines- What We Do After School

October 5, 2010
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Yesterday I discussed how building and using a set morning routine can make your mornings much calmer.  Today I am going to talk about how to put into place a flexible afternoon routine that allows your kids some time to wind down after a big day at school before moving into all of the after school [...]

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Family Routines: The Perfect Morning Routine for Your Family!

October 4, 2010
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Webster’s defines the word routine as “a regular course of procedure ” or a “habitual or mechanical performance of an established procedure”.  My Mom’s definition of routine is “a list of steps to follow at a specific time of day that keeps your family moving along to your end goal, without having Mom lose her mind, [...]

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