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Chore Chart??

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Has anyone ever heard of "Motivated Moms- chore planning system"?
I found this site online
and read this about it
And was wondering if anyone has tried it around here. With 3 kids, 3 dogs, one kitty, and a constant sense of chaos, I was looking for any ideas on how to tackle the chores in a way other than keeping everyone on a leash. Thanks ;)

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PeachyKeen19 PeachyKeen19 7 years 17 weeks
Hi- I found these and I think most they are all (or mostly) free of charge. Hope they're helpful!
alohagirl alohagirl 7 years 32 weeks
Let us know how it goes JustPlainJane! And thanks for such a great site---I've never heard of it before!
justanerd1975 justanerd1975 7 years 32 weeks
Sofi, I don't know about that-LOL!- but if what works for us can be made to work for someone else then, yay ;) Let us know how it works for you, and if there are any chinks in it,justplainjane! "If the lion lies down with the lamb, the lamb must be replaced frequently." --Attributed to Martin Luther In the immediate aftermath of the terrorist violence of September 11, 2001.
JustPlainJane JustPlainJane 7 years 32 weeks
Thanks for all your suggestions, the chart is only $7 for the download, so I think I'm going to go ahead and try it. I'm horrible about delegating chores, but as the kids get older, things are getting somewhat overwhelming for me, and I think it's about time I started giving them more responsibility. Thanks for everyone's suggestions. *Thank you. My real name... is plain... Jane Jones. (Alice - Closer)
sofi sofi 7 years 32 weeks
We've done some charts and will be starting a proper chore chart soon. I have found a few on which may work for us. Right now we have a homework chart and good behavior chart. I love charts and need more of them I think- lol! I haven't heard of Motivate Moms but will look into it. Justanerd- sounds like you have things well under control in your household. I have good intentions of staying very organized, but it never seems like enough for a non-chaotic day. Let us know how this works out for you if you decide on it, JustPlainJane.
justanerd1975 justanerd1975 7 years 32 weeks
Ooops I just realized, I said alllll that and didn't answer your question, really! LOL! I personally love Motivated Moms, I have several friends who swear by it, including one homeschooling mom of 6(ages1-10!!)who swears that the calenders keep her life in order and chaos free. They must be good! ;) I just do my dry-erase boards because they work for me, I have always had them myself, and why change the tire if it's not worn?
justanerd1975 justanerd1975 7 years 32 weeks
I have a chore list for each of my 2 oldest, both boys, ages almost-7 and almost-14. For the little guy, it's a dry-erase board with his 3 chores to do daily that hangs on the side of my fridge via magnetic strips. His chores are: sweep the kitchen floor after breakfast,clean up toys all over the floor and put them in the toybox before lunch, brushing his teeth(I still check them) and making his bed. I use different color markers for Great Job, Nice Job and Needs Work smiley faces that I put on the board each afternoon before dinner when we go over the charts. Older boy: he has a clipboard that hangs over the door in his room by distressed rope that matches his Army planes and pilots /Jungle of the war theme that he has in his room...anyways he has his chores on that also in dry eraser, but no smiley faces for him only check marks....or lack of check marks. His chores are to make his bed, do his own wash when it needs to be done(when his hamper gets full) and fold it and put it away, take care of the cats litter boxes(we have 2 since we have 5 cats!) and sweep up down there(they like to wrestle near the boxes), fill their water& food bowls, and finally he just started mowing the lawn on Sat. morn's last week. We don't rake leaves but he will learn how to use the snowblower this winter, and his old job of shoveling/sweeping the steps off will go to the younger buy ;)
bluesuze bluesuze 7 years 32 weeks
My husband is one of 6 kids, and they had something like this in their house. Supposedly it helped tremendously, and eliminated alot of bickering about whose turn it was to wash the dishes/cut the grass, etc. I'll do something like this when my kids get bigger
hvanness331 hvanness331 7 years 32 weeks
My friend, a 3rd grade teacher, has one for her 6 year son. She has simple stuff on it for him like brushing his teeth, sharing with his younger sister, etc and will make it a little more "chore" like as he gets older. Each day when he completes this stuff, she gives him a laminated card that she made up with a clip art photo of the activity on it (in true teacher fashion...) and she tallies how many cards he gets in a day. He likes the "winning cards" aspect of the chart, she doesn't award him with money, it's more of a game as in "how many cards can I earn today?" I think it's a good idea and all and it works for her, but my version would consist of a dry erase board and a marker. Maybe in two colors. That's as fancy as I'd ever get.
Hootie Hootie 7 years 32 weeks
Never heard of it Sweets... Best of luck! :hug:
kiwitwist kiwitwist 7 years 32 weeks
I am not a momma but I know my mom had a chart and it alternated so we weren't always doing the same task. (ex. week one, I did the dishes, sister did the garbage, next week we would switch. We also had a phone/internet timechart so we couldn't argue over someone being on the phone too much (My parents didn't have to listen, we had our own phoneline). We had timeslots for phone, if we didn't use it, oh well. Hope I explained that right, I am sleepy. :zzz: