Category Archives: Cleaning and Chores

Keeping the Van Clean: 4 Moms

I’m not sure how it happens, but it seems that 10 seconds after cleaning out the van it is once again full of junk. Depending on your family and personality there are several ways to tame (or not) the car clutter. Ignore it If you are a mom with several young children and are struggling…

Q & A: Haircuts, Bed Wetting, Sleeping, College, Chores and Menu Plans

No, it’s not Thursday, but here on RO the 4 Moms post is coming a day late because I goofed when I read the schedule and wrote on the wrong topic. So today I’m answering some reader questions: Monique, my real life friend, admitted feeling guilty when she asked, “How do you cut little boys…

31 Days to Clean {Giveaway}

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Are you overwhelmed with homemaking duties? Have you lost the peace and contentment you used to find in caring for your home? Do you desire joy as you go about your daily tasks? 31 Days to Clean: Having a Martha House the Mary Way is more than a “how-to” book, it shares a vision for…

Afternoon or Morning Chores?

Matthew Tom Sawyer

Yesterday I mentioned that, thanks to Large Family Logistics, we switched our regular chore time from the morning to the afternoon and that it had made a very positive change in our home.  A couple of readers asked why that was so. If you remember that I’m a complete morning person, you may be even…

4 Moms Teach Children to Work

Welcome to this weeks edition of 4 Moms, 35 Kids: How Moms of Many Manage.  This week we’re talking about teaching your children to do their chores. Be sure to read how the other 4 Moms tackle this adventure: KimC at Life in a Shoe Connie at Smockity Frocks Headmistress at The Common Room Teaching…

Moms of Many Manage Toys

Welcome to this week’s edition of 4 Moms, 35 Kids: How Moms of Many Manage.  This week we’re talking about managing toys. Be sure to visit the other 4 Moms to read what they have to say: KimC at Life in a Shoe Connie at Smockity Frocks Headmistress at The Common Room The very best…

4 Moms: Storage Solutions

This week 4 Moms, 35 Kids are talking storage, how do you store what you own?  Feel free to link up at the bottom of this post. My bottom line best storage solution is to get rid of things that don’t fit comfortably into your space. You may think, “Easy for you to say, you…

11 Tips for Tidy Bedrooms

Since tomorrow’s 4 Moms, 35 Kids open house area is bedrooms (you are going to link up, aren’t you?), I thought I’d share some of our tips to make it easier to keep large family bedrooms tidy.  I’m no expert in this area.  Although I’ve had 15 years experience managing bedroom cleanliness,  the master bedroom…

Little Kids and Bed Making

This Thursday the 4 Moms, 35 Kids open house area will be the bedrooms (don’t forget to be ready to link up).  Here is a tip to help the children manage their own bedrooms by making their own beds. Making a bed neatly can be a difficult task for little kids.  When our children were…

Updated Chore List for Our Large Family

Having twelve people living in our home it is important for everyone to pitch in and help with everyday tasks.  This allows us to serve others, do fun activities, projects and trips.  I wrote about the importance of chores, how we train our children to work and what types of chores we give at what…