"Good Morning Molly,
I enjoy your page and really liked reading what moms wrote. I agree with Lea, it's the making dinner that can get wild in our home. I cld go on for about an hr about pre-dinner chaos, in fact, maybe we can have a call one…"
"LOVE the cut-up fruit/veggie idea... we do a variation of that, too, but not exactly systematically. It's more a function of the kid chaos/me going nutso/me throwing an apple at them to keep 'em quiet while I finish making dinner! Then I…"
"Here are some suggestions:
-if you have time to prep some of the dinner in advance (ie. chopping, pre-cooking the pasta, grating the cheese) that of course always helps
-if you can get the kids to help out with dinner prep - this might calm them…"
"Hey Molly -- you were quite the popular TMOTW this week, with all the sweet comments! :) Thanks again for helping me out... it was my pleasure getting to know you. I still owe you an email... but this weekend we're cleaning, purging, staging…"
"My 3 and 5 yr old are meant to pick up their toys. When I have had enough of looking at them I tell them I am vacuuming that night. The think the toys will be eaten by the vacuum so a lot more gets picked up. They will help set the table, put their…"
"We have no formal program for chores, but there are a few basic chores that are expected of the kids like bed making and clearing their plates - they seem to do these without being asked. I like to get the kids out helping in the garden during the…"
"I too should start a chore chart for my boys ( 2 and 5 yr old). At present they are just putting away their things after returning from school. Packing their own school bag, putting the laundry in the washing machine and putting the dishes in the…"
"And why NOT start with the garbage? We're at that point, too... and it is so much easier to do it yourself! We've started umpteen chore charts, to no long-lasting avail. Keeping it simple and building on it might be the way to go around…"
"That post reminds me of the time I took our kids to an urban farm in the middle of Downtown Toronto (Riverdale Farm). While we were walking around, a little baby goat escaped its group as it was being herded by a farmer to the barn, it came right up…"
"Great post, Molly. It IS hard... and it's amazing how many questions one event can generate. Among other things, we've recently dealt with the loss of my grandmother, which of course sparked conversations about death that continue to this…"
I am a former pro-blogger for babycenter.com as part of their momformation team. But I also blog at my own personal site, MommyCoddle.com. I'm mom to three young girls and I write about our life in a little fixer-upper farmhouse in the country. I love to knit, sew and sometimes get my hands dirty in a little clay. I strive to find the beauty in the everyday.
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