What My Sons Taught Me When I Taught Them Household Skills

Post may contain affiliate links. See my policy and disclosure statement for details. I don’t want to be the kind of parent that does everything for everybody and then complains about doing everything for everybody. My love language is service to others, so I’m in a dangerous position of possibly creating adult children that want to … Read more

The School Of Mom- Grocery Shopping

Our last lesson was about shopping on a budget and we focused on staying within our means. This week, we headed to the grocery store and I let my son lead the charge on getting groceries. They have been to the grocery store with me many times, but I have never really taken the time … Read more

The School Of Mom- Shopping On A Budget

I know shopping on a budget isn’t technically housework, but it’s certainly a skill that benefits the household. The grocery store lesson is coming up and we have a lot to learn there, but for this one I wanted my oldest boy to see just how far his own money might go when buying things, … Read more

The School Of Mom- Dishes By Hand

We learned how to do dishes in the dishwasher in a previous lesson, but I also want my sons to know what to do if they are ever in a non-machine situation. I knew exactly what he was going to say before he even said it. It was the exact same thing I said when … Read more

The School Of Mom- Sweeping the Floor

I was going to combine this lesson with dumping the trash because I thought it would go rather quickly, but when it was all over, we were all exhausted. Who knew that sweeping the floor would be so much work? Maybe because brooms are automatic weapons or toys in the hands of a young boy… … Read more

The School Of Mom- Cleaning The Bathroom

This is an important lesson in The School Of Mom, and one I’ve been looking forward to teaching: cleaning the bathroom. I swear I could hear angels singing in the background as I taught my two young sons how to change out the toilet paper roll and clean the toilet. A-men. They were great sports. … Read more

The School Of Mom- Laundry Part 2

In Laundry-Part 1, we got all of the laundry sorted and into the washing machine with detergent. Part 2 is folding, hanging and putting the laundry away. And as I mentioned, the boys had enough time between loads to start playing and bickering by the time it came to fold. The Toddler Task I had planned … Read more

The School Of Mom- Laundry Part 1

Laundry is not fascinating, we all know this. And it’s a lengthy process. We did the laundry lesson all in one day, but I am breaking it up into two parts because there was a lot to do and learn. This lesson was on gathering clothes, sorting them, getting them into the machine and getting … Read more

The School Of Mom-Vacuuming

The only thing in the world my toddler hates more than haircuts is the vacuum cleaner. I’ve tried many times to get him to look at it up close without it being plugged in, I’ve tried to let him push it around but he won’t have anything to do with it, he’s terrified of it. … Read more

The School Of Mom-Dishes

For the first lesson in The School Of Mom, I cut right to the heart of what I need help with the most: dishes. I do a big load in the dishwasher every day. If I slack at all, we drown immediately in dirty dishes. The level of enthusiasm for this lesson was pretty low… … Read more

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