Planning For Your Family’s Future

Parents, you work hard at planning: ChoreMonster, practice schedules, meal planning . . . . in fact sometimes all the planning can feel overwhelming. So many of us get so wrapped up in planning the day-to-day that we forget to plan for the future. Consider Kathy’s story. Kathy is a 59-year-old grandmother, a widow with

Spring Cleaning: 5 Outdoor Spring Chores For Kids

Photo credit: woodleywonderworks / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) We recently talked about Spring Cleaning in this post outlining how you can get rid of the stuff in your house, make a buck or help the needy. And all the while, make it fun using ChoreMonster. Today, it’s time to

Help With ChoreMonster Point Values

Photo credit: Lotus Carroll / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA We get loads of questions from parents asking how to assign the correct point values for chores. This is something that has no set rules, and you have the power to make taking out the trash worth 1 point, or 1,000. However, we thought it would

More School Lunch Ideas Than You’ll Ever Need

Photo credit: via / CC BY If you’re like us, and try to limit the amount of meals your kids have to purchase at school, you’re always on the hunt for school lunch ideas. We’ve highlighted a few here in the past, but today, instead of giving you 5 or 10 ideas, we

Spring Cleaning: 5 Ways To Get Rid Of The Stuff You Don’t Need

Photo credit: herzogbr / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA The weather outside is changing, especially for most of us in climates that get cold weather. The change of seasons always means change for our habits as well, and one thing that usually springs up around this time of year is Spring Cleaning. What do you know

Family March Madness Bracket Challenge

Image courtesy of It’s that time of the year again! Not the time when you go crazy because your kids can go outside again and are tracking a little bit of everything back into your home, but rather the time when we all watch college basketball. In my family, we have made it a

Book Review – All Joy And No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood

Here at ChoreMonster, you know we are big fans of reading. We’ve focused on encouraging kids to read and recommended reading to your kids aloud. And we’ve even reviewed a bunch of kid’s books here on our blog as well. But today, I wanted to take the time to recommend a book about parenting. It’s