Monday, January 6, 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy 2014!

Albert Einstein said, “Learn from yesterday, live for today and hope for tomorrow,”

Those words ring true especially when we start to think about our goals for the year. I have created a new years resolution sheet to make your goal setting easier. Just print, fill out and get to work!

Good luck and Happy New Year!

 $1.50

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Chore Charts for sale!

Anyone who has kids has been there. We tell our children to clean their room, bathroom and some rooms in the home and 3 minutes later they say they are done! We are a little shocked at their speediness and go see for ourselves what their version of 'I'm done' means. We enter the room and it looks as if closets, furniture and beds will burst from the piles shoved underneath them!
I was that mom and created these detailed chore charts to take out any guesswork for children as to what we expect from them. The detailed chore charts walk them through each task to have a 'truly' clean home. They teach responsibility and a sense of satisfaction when the job is done right. They have helped thousands of families!

Thank you and happy cleaning!
Please PIN on PINTEREST to spread the word!


The 'Everything' Package
Up to 65% savings when purchased in a bundle!


 $9.99

 OR buy them all
individually.

 Chore Charts for ages 5-18 and above. You receive 18 chore cards, two per page and ready to be printed!
$6.99
Add to Cart
 Chore Charts for ages 1-5 who need pictures to help teach them! You receive 22 chore cards, two per page and ready to be printed!
 $6.99
Add to Cart

Next are the reward pages, 4 pages of fun rewards to motivate your kids! Just print, cut and have them earn them. It is up to you how you want to assign your points. I usually give 1-3 points for smaller chores (pick up toys, make bed) and I give more for harder chores (wipe down baseboards, water garden, etc)

  $1.99
Add to Cart

Next is the weekly laundry schedule as well as a guide to help kids sort laundry. You will have to be with them at first because the guide is just a general one to get them started. Of course there are several other clothing colors not on the guide but it definately helps small kids!


$2.00
Add to Cart

Next is a morning and evening checklist. This helps kids get their things in order every day and night!
$1.00
Add to Cart

Next are the reward point charts. These help keep track of their daily reward total. There are two charts, one for little kids with fun characters on them and one for older kids who would be embarassed with cute characters on it.

 $2.99
Add to Cart
Next are behavioral charts. These have helped kids who have a hard time expressing themselves. They can circle how they feel and then write down a choice to help them become happy if needed.
$1.99
Add to Cart


This is a packing list and a vacation list to help you stay a little more organized when going on vacation!
$2.99
Add to Cart
I am always adding new chore charts so if you need a custom one, send me an email and I will let you know if I can make it! 
 iheartchorecharts@hotmail.com
Take a moment and see what would work for you and your family.
All you do is purchase, save the files to your computer, print and then if desired, laminate!
There are different packages or you can just buy them individually. Once purchased you should receive an email with confirmation of purchase and then a link to download them so if for some reason you don't please send me an email to: iheartchorecharts@hotmail.com
Click on the above tab 'How they work for my family' to see how it all works!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride of life!

I am tired.
Are you tired?
Sometimes life becomes a Groundhog Day existence.
We wake up, we work, we go to bed...Repeat.
It can take it's toll on your happiness and health.
Thank goodness I have these two carefree angels. They seem to keep our busy family in check.
I had a million things to do but little Hailey said.
I want to take a walk.
I love taking walks.
When can you schedule a walk?
Gosh..schedule a walk?
Have I become so busy I have to schedule a walk?

So I did.
I dropped it all and went for a walk.
It was spontaneous. 
 I need more spontaneity in my life!

The walk then turned into a stroll by the pool
then the stroll turned into the girls not even thinking for a moment about their decision to just
jump
 in.
clothes and all.
into our neighborhood pool.

THAT is what I love.
The giggles.
The happiness.
The LIVING.

Thanks little girls for  the reminder to take a breather once in a while.
To just-

Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride of life!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Thanksgiving PACKAGE!

Just in time to make your Thanksgiving holiday run as smooth as possible! Comes with everything you see above!
Purchase yours today!
$9.99
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Happy organized Thanksgiving!


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Value of Tuck Ins...

 Kids are starting school and schedules are getting busier which means communincation time with kids is limited.  We have always struggled to find time for that one on one communication with 6 kids whom are so busy!
We realized we needed to find that perfect time for communication which for us is
tuck in time.
We spend 5-10 minutes with each kid and ask these 3 questions...
 'What was your favorite part of the day?',
'what would you change about today?' 
And 
'what is your hope for tomorrow?'
You won't believe how many amazing discussions will unfold!

Happy tuck ins!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Summer chore charts are now on Sale!

It's Summer time!
Which means we have to entertain, discipline and encourage our kids.
Here are some fun
charts to help your Summer run a little smoother!


$6.99
Add to Cart
Or buy them individually 
for $1.99


Buy Now!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Not so perfect mom...

This is one of those articles that every mother should read. 
My hubby forwarded this to me because he knows I give myself a hard time for not 
being the 'perfect' mom.
These are wise words from a fabulous writer and mother, Lea.

Dear Mom,
I've seen you around. I've seen you screaming at your kids in public, I've seen you ignoring them at the playground, I've seen you unshowered and wearing last night's pajama pants at preschool drop-off. I've seen you begging your children, bribing them, threatening them. I've seen you shouting back and forth with your husband, with your mom, with the police officer at the crosswalk.
I've seen you running around with your kids, getting dirty and occasionally swearing audibly when you bang a knee. I've seen you sharing a milkshake with a manic 4-year-old. I've seen you wiping your kids' boogers with your bare palm, and then smearing them on the back of your jeans. I've seen you carry your toddler flopped over the crook of your arm while chasing a runaway ball.
I've also seen you gritting your teeth while your kid screamed at you for making him practice piano, or soccer, or basket weaving or whatever it was. I've seen you close your eyes and breathe slowly after finding a gallon of milk dumped into your trunk. I've seen you crying into the sink while you desperately scrub crayon off your best designer purse. I've seen you pacing in front of the house.
I've seen you at the hospital waiting room. I've seen you at the pharmacy counter. I've seen you looking tired and frightened.
I've seen a lot of you, actually.
I see you every single day.
I don't know if you planned to be a parent or not. If you always knew from your earliest years that you wanted to bring children into the world, to tend to them, or if motherhood was thrust upon you unexpectedly. I don't know if it meets your expectations, or if you spent your first days as a mom terrified that you would never feel what you imagined "motherly love" would feel like for your child. I don't know if you struggled with infertility, or with pregnancy loss, or with a traumatic birth. I don't know if you created your child with your body, or created your family by welcoming your child into it.
But I know a lot about you.
I know that you didn't get everything that you wanted. I know that you got a wealth of things you never knew you wanted until they were there in front of you. I know that you don't believe that you're doing your best, that you think you can do better. I know you are doing better than you think.
I know that when you look at your child, your children, you see yourself. And I know that you don't, that you see a stranger who can't understand why the small details of childhood that were so important to you are a bother to this small person who resembles you.
I know that you want to throw a lamp at your teenager's head sometimes. I know you want to toss your 3-year-old out the window once in a while.
I know that some nights, once it's finally quiet, you curl up in bed and cry. I know that sometimes, you don't, even though you wanted to.
I know that some days are so hard that all you want is for them to end, and then at bedtime your children hug you and kiss you and tell you how much they love you and want to be like you, and you wish the day could last forever.
But it never does. The day always ends, and the next day brings new challenges. Fevers, heartbreak, art projects, new friends, new pets, new fights. And every day you do what you need to do.
You take care of things, because that's your job. You go to work, or you fill up the crock pot, or you climb into the garden, or strap the baby to your back and pull out the vacuum cleaner.
You drop everything you're doing to moderate an argument over whose turn it is to use a specifically colored marker, or to kiss a boo-boo, or to have a conversation about what kind of lipstick Pinocchio's Mommy wears.
I know that you have tickle fights in blanket forts, and that you have the words to at least eight different picture books memorized. I've heard that you dance like a wild woman when it's just you and them. That you have no shame about farting or belching in their presence, that you make up goofy songs about peas and potatoes and cheese.
I know that an hour past bedtime, you drop what you're doing and trim the fingernail that your 3-year-old insists is keeping her up. I know that you stop cleaning dishes because your kids insist you need to join their tea party. I know you fed your kids PB&J for four days straight when you had the flu. I know that you eat leftover crusts over the sink while your kids watch "Super Why."
I know you didn't expect most of this. I know you didn't anticipate loving somebody so intensely, or loathing your post-baby body so much, or being so tired or being the mom you've turned out to be.
You thought you had it figured out. Or you were blind and terrified. You hired the perfect nanny. Or you quit your job and learned to assemble flat-packed baby furniture. You get confused by the conflict of feeling like nothing has changed since you were free and unfettered by children, and looking back on the choices you made as though an impostor was wearing your skin.
You're not a perfect mom. No matter how you try, no matter what you do. You will never be a perfect mom.
And maybe that haunts you. Or maybe you've made peace with it. Or maybe it was never a problem to begin with.
No matter how much you do, there is always more. No matter how little you do, when the day is over, your children are still loved. They still smile at you, believing you have magical powers to fix almost anything. No matter what happened at work, or at school, or in playgroup, you have still done everything in your power to ensure that the next morning will dawn and your children will be as happy, healthy, and wise as could possibly be hoped.
There's an old Yiddish saying: "There is one perfect child in the world, and every mother has it."
Unfortunately, there are no perfect parents. Your kids will grow up determined to be different than you. They will grow up certain that they won't make their kids take piano lessons, or they'll be more lenient, or more strict, or have more kids, or have fewer, or have none at all.
No matter how far from perfect you are, you are better than you think.
Someday your kids will be running around like crazy people at synagogue and concuss themselves on a hand rail, and somebody will still walk up to you and tell you what a beautiful family you have. You'll be at the park and your kids will be covered in mud and jam up to the elbows, smearing your car with sugary cement, and a pregnant lady will stop and smile at you wistfully.
No matter how many doubts you might have, you never need doubt this one thing: You are not perfect.
And that's good. Because really, neither is your child. And that means nobody can care for them the way you can, with the wealth of your understanding and your experience. Nobody knows what your child's squall means, or what their jokes mean, or why they are crying better than you do.
And since no mother is perfect, chances are you are caught in a two billion way tie for Best Mom in the World.
Congratulations, Best Mom in the World. You're not perfect.
You are as good as anybody can get.
With love,
Lea
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This post originally appeared on Becoming Supermommy.

Monday, March 18, 2013

CHORE CHARTS FOR SALE!

Anyone who has kids has been there. We tell our children to clean their room, bathroom and some rooms in the home and 3 minutes later they say they are done! We are a little shocked at their speediness and go see for ourselves what their version of 'I'm done' means. We enter the room and it looks as if closets, furniture and beds will burst from the piles shoved underneath them!
I was that mom and created these detailed chore charts to take out any guesswork for children as to what we expect from them. The detailed chore charts walk them through each task to have a 'truly' clean home. They teach responsibility and a sense of satisfaction when the job is done right. They have helped thousands of families!

Thank you and happy cleaning!
Please PIN on PINTEREST to spread the word!


The 'Everything' Package
Up to 65% savings when purchased in a bundle!


 $9.99

 OR buy them all
individually.

 Chore Charts for ages 5-18 and above. You receive 18 chore cards, two per page and ready to be printed!
$6.99
Add to Cart
 Chore Charts for ages 1-5 who need pictures to help teach them! You receive 22 chore cards, two per page and ready to be printed!
 $6.99
Add to Cart

Next are the reward pages, 4 pages of fun rewards to motivate your kids! Just print, cut and have them earn them. It is up to you how you want to assign your points. I usually give 1-3 points for smaller chores (pick up toys, make bed) and I give more for harder chores (wipe down baseboards, water garden, etc)

  $1.99
Add to Cart

Next is the weekly laundry schedule as well as a guide to help kids sort laundry. You will have to be with them at first because the guide is just a general one to get them started. Of course there are several other clothing colors not on the guide but it definately helps small kids!


$2.00
Add to Cart

Next is a morning and evening checklist. This helps kids get their things in order every day and night!
$1.00
Add to Cart

Next are the reward point charts. These help keep track of their daily reward total. There are two charts, one for little kids with fun characters on them and one for older kids who would be embarassed with cute characters on it.

 $2.99
Add to Cart
Next are behavioral charts. These have helped kids who have a hard time expressing themselves. They can circle how they feel and then write down a choice to help them become happy if needed.
$1.99
Add to Cart
This is a packing list and a vacation list to help you stay a little more organized when going on vacation!
$2.99
Add to Cart
I am always adding new chore charts so if you need a custom one, send me an email and I will let you know if I can make it! 
 iheartchorecharts@hotmail.com
Take a moment and see what would work for you and your family.
All you do is purchase, save the files to your computer, print and then if desired, laminate!
There are different packages or you can just buy them individually. Once purchased you should receive an email with confirmation of purchase and then a link to download them so if for some reason you don't please send me an email to: iheartchorecharts@hotmail.com
Click on the above tab 'How they work for my family' to see how it all works!