Knowing Your Homekeeping Style

The following post is from Becky of Clean Mama: Homekeeping, whether you hate it, love it, or are indifferent, it's a necessary part of our lives.  Clothes needs to be washed, bathrooms need to be cleaned, and food needs to get on the table.  Discovering your homekeeping style can change your approach and attitude toward the homekeeping tasks that…

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Chores for Kids: How We Do It

We've been talking about kids and chores lately. I shared our philosophy on whether chores should be tied to allowance, and Joshua shared a list of five everyday chores and why they're important. And this morning I told you about a free online allowance-tracking tool. I also want to share a bit more about our…

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Evaluating Your Performance as a Home Manager

I love the term home manager because I think it is a good reminder that the tasks involved with running a home -- cleaning, meal planning, shopping, organizing, scheduling, etc. -- require effort and commitment. Jamie from Steady Mom refers to this concept as "professional motherhood" in her book, Steady Days, and Tsh from Simple…

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10 Inspiring Quotes to Help Get the Housework Done

The following post is from Joshua of Becoming Minimalist: Motivation, we all need it. No matter the project, discipline, or task, motivation is a necessary ingredient. And it is especially necessary in the never-ending, always-repeating monotony of keeping our homes clean, organized, and in order. Sometimes, we are able to find the motivation within ourselves: love…

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Reminder: Daylight Savings Ends on Sunday + Other Seasonal Reminders

Just a quick reminder that Daylight Savings ends this weekend, as we "fall back" to standard time at 1:59 a.m. on Sunday, November 6th. This is a great opportunity to get an extra hour of sleep, unless -- like us -- you have little ones who don't really care what time the clock says. To…

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10 Reasons You'll Actually Be Happier In a Smaller Home

The following post is from Joshua of Becoming Minimalist: This past summer, our family of four moved from Essex, VT to Peoria, AZ. It was a big move. In fact, in almost every conceivable way our new home is different than our previous one: geographically, culturally, politically, spiritually... and I haven't even begun to mention…

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