Keeping a Clean House

Christmas is over, and a new year has begun. I have one of my children home with me for a whole week, as she has a week off of school and does not return until next Monday.

This means that my house is extra messy, there are toys everywhere and I just can’t keep my house clean right now. I do have her take her toys to her room at the end of the day and put them away nicely, but I feel like I’m falling behind with pretty much everything in my house.

I know I sound like I’m complaining, here I have healthy children, a home for them to get messy and the joy of having family and friends that have provided them with toys. But it all feels too much at times.

Now that my kids are seven and four, I need to get them more involved with chores. They are old enough to earn allowance and accept responsibility for their things. Now to get them started!

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