My Little Ponies and Learning About Money

by RealMomofNJ on June 11, 2013 in Chores, Life Lessons, Tips

RealGirl is just shy of 4 years old. She’s good at taking direction, she’s capable of doing plenty of things on her own, and she wants more My Little Ponies. Thus, I thought this was the perfect time to introduce her to the concept of doing chores, getting an allowance, and saving for things you want. She needed to…

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5 Habits for You & Your Kids for an Unfucked Habitat

by RealMomofNJ on May 16, 2013 in Chores, Cleaning

Who needs help getting their ass in gear and cleaning up after themselves? We all do. And who wants to help their kids establish good, tidy habits that will set them up for a clean and more organized life? We all do. So, I asked Team UfYH (Unfuck Your Habitat) to share some tips for how we can stop…

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Spring Cleaning Resolutions

by RealMomofNJ on April 01, 2013 in Chores, Cleaning, Tips

Happy April! Whenever the weather starts warming up, I feel like I emerge from a hibernation I didn’t even realize I was in. I get very lazy and slow in the winter, and the spring weather revives me. The first thing I want to do with my new-found energy: clean up my messy freakin’ house.

RealDad and I always feel…

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No-Cook, No-Bath Tuesdays

by RealMomofNJ on October 24, 2012 in Chores, Cleaning, Schedules, Tips

Last Tuesday, the day after posting My Weekends Are Not Weekends, I came home from work exhausted. This is normal; I am often most exhausted on Tuesdays because that’s when the weekend catches up with me. I dragged myself into the kitchen to cook, but I had forgotten to defrost the chicken I intended to make for dinner….

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Cleaning Gear for Kids

by RealMomofNJ on October 19, 2012 in Be Green, Chores, Cleaning, Parent Stuff, Products

I’m a firm believer that it’s important to instill in your kids from very early on that messes don’t clean themselves. If you don’t start teaching your children to clean, you’re going to spend the rest of your life doing it for them. But how do you get them interested in cleaning? Set them up with their own cleaning…

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