Chores & Allowance Revisited {Plus a Printable Time Card for Kids!}

I've shared our philosophy about chores and allowance in the past, but I thought I would revisit the topic now that I'm the mom of three -- soon to be four! -- elementary-age kids and not a whole slew of preschoolers. For us, chores and allowance offer opportunities to teach the girls about responsibility, team…

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A Baggie Here, a Baggie There (& How to Store Toys that Drive You Nuts!)

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: Sometimes the easiest things are still worth mentioning. I was watching my husband peel the biggest plastic bag you ever did see off a new mattress today and thinking about my modest little pile of “plastic bags to reuse so I don't have to throw them…

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A Helpful Guide to Owning Fewer Toys

The following post is from Joshua of Becoming Minimalist: Toys. Sometimes, they feel like they are everywhere. And with the holidays right around the corner, that feeling is likely going to be around awhile. Unless, of course, we do something about it. Just to be clear, although we have taken a number of steps to reduce the…

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Printable Labels for Books, Toys, School Supplies + More

The following post is from Jason & Jennifer Bruce of New Season Design: Get organized and keep track of your stuff with these fun labels in a variety of designs. Whether you're looking for a generic "property of" label or specifically for book labels, we've got you covered. These print on Avery Mailing Label 8163 (or…

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Organizing and Decluttering Children’s Toys: The Ultimate Guide

In the wake of Christmas or "birthday month" in September (when three of our girls celebrate their birthdays in a span of three weeks), I always find myself wondering if I'm ever going to get the toys organized and put away. With two aunts, three sets of grandparents and several sets of great grandparents and…

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Organizing Your Way to a Simple Christmas: Children’s Toys

Today is day ten in our two-week Christmas series: Organizing Your Way to a Simple Christmas. One of the hardest parts of Christmas for me is dealing with the aftermath. Not just taking down decorations but finding a place for all of the new stuff, most notably all of the new toys my girls get.…

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