Me in a Tree

Archive for February, 2010


Housework, how do we conquer the never ending list of chores and still have the time and energy for our families?

My solution, make chores a team effort.

Working as a team might means everyone pitching in together, or it might also mean each person doing individual jobs, which together, get the whole job done. It does not matter which one you’re doing as long as the children are aware this is a team effort.

In my home we have a rule that at the end of each meal, no one leaves the kitchen until the kitchen is clean. The children are used to this and they pitch in together. One loads the dishwasher; the other puts away the ketchup and wipes the table, while my husband and I tackle the pots and leftovers. Now the family realizes the faster we work together, the sooner the job is done.