Chores and preschoolers – a question

What do you think are appropriate chores for a 3-year-old? My daughter regularly “helps” me around the house with cooking and cleaning, but I think she’s getting to where she can actually be a help around the house. But what can I expect of her, ability-wise, and what’s just asking too much from a preschooler? (read more…)

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Organizing toys for preschoolers

I love for everything to have its place – my three-year-old, on the other hand, could care less. And I’m okay with that. I wasn’t organized until adulthood, and still manage to swim under clutter every now and then a lot more since the birth of our second. She doesn’t have a lot of toys, (read more…)

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Menu plan Monday – heavy on the crockpot

So here’s how our meals work for us, in a nutshell.Breakfasts – Hubby and I switch back and forth. We both start our days at 9 a.m., and I know many couples don’t have this same blessing of not needing to head out the door at the crack of dawn. I do Mondays, Wednesdays, and (read more…)

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Lovely things around the blogosphere

Photo by Romanlily Hooray for weekends! I thought I’d end the week with sharing some places that inspire me, get me off my seat, and help me appreciate beauty. I love Today’s Creative Blog for introducing me daily to new talents. Superhero makes beautiful jewelry (shown above) and takes breathtaking photos. She finds photo inspiration (read more…)

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Homemade household cleaners

I’m surveying the dirty dishes on the kitchen counter and the dust on our bookshelves – that means cleaning is on my mind. Where we live, everything is expensive, including cleaners. To save money, and heck – why not the environment while I’m at it, I’m a big fan of homemade cleaners. I love the (read more…)

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