When I was little, I went to Girl Scout camp over the summers. The week-long camps were at a really nice facility with a huge mess hall filled with square tables that sat 5-6 girls. After every meal, the entire table would pick Popsicle sticks with chores written on them: Wash dishes; dry dishes; wipe down table; sweep floor; table runner (who got the washing bins for the table and put everything away afterward).…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on April 6, 2018 at 8:36am — No Comments
My husband’s biggest pet peeve with me is that the dishes never seem to get done. The house can be spotless, the kids are still alive and thriving and yet if there are dishes stacked in the sink then the whole world is going to end.
A while ago I followed the organizational guru The Fly Lady, who’s first step…Continue
Added by Patty Gordon on March 22, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments
As a parent, we're often so used to running on autopilot that we rarely ever even stop to think about why we're doing something. We just continue to do it mindlessly, day after day after day. Take, for instance, the gazillion and one loads of never-ending laundry and the gazillion and one loads of multiplying…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on February 19, 2014 at 10:29am — No Comments
Added by Carica on January 18, 2013 at 12:24pm — No Comments
Calling all moms! As moms we are no stranger to the act of giving. However, at Thanksgiving we moms tend to have a different type of challenge. The challenge of finding the balance between perfection and reality, so that Thanksgiving can be enjoyed by all, including mom. Sometimes we get too caught up in the Norman Rockwell or Martha Stewart illusion of Thanksgiving. And that is precisely what it is, an illusion. In this segment of Moms’ Timeout will be discussing ways to simplify…Continue
Added by Kat Tom on November 19, 2012 at 1:35pm — No Comments
Added by InspiredByFelicity on August 27, 2012 at 6:58pm — No Comments
On Saturday, while my Husband and I were doing our respective chores, the children, especially the older two, were getting pretty restless. To prevent them from grumping and whining, to give him some peace of mind while doing the bills, and to keep them busy, my Husband told them to go and wash the dishes. I followed to watch them do this chore and to supervise them from a distance. I brought my camera with me. Who knows what hanky-panky, errrr, fun, I might have missed recording without…Continue
Added by ImeldaS on January 16, 2012 at 3:27pm — No Comments
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Added by Abby Billings on November 11, 2011 at 3:15pm — No Comments
** Kids pick the most awesomely inopportune times to take a dump.
** Summer = an impromptu game of kick-the-can on a random Monday night.
** Goatdog is about to become a street dog.
** I wouldn't do well in that Little House on the Prairie.
** If Tuesday and Wednesday had a Facebook page, I would NOT…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 29, 2011 at 1:11pm — No Comments
I am not a neat freak. I have written about this before, and I can tolerate a fair amount of mess around the house, but when there have been dishes sitting in the sink for four days and everyone has been walking by them as if they don’t exist...when it wasn’t my job to clean them up in the first…Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on August 15, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments