My Blog Adventure!
Welcome to my blog! It's high time this 42 year old ventures into blog world and joins the ranks of you intriguing bloggers. First off, you should know I love the Lord Jesus Christ with all my heart. I love His Creation, His Word, His forgiveness, His mercy, and His being the Savior of my life. He is my reason for living! After the Lord, my next love in life is my outdoor-lovin', prankster pullin', hard workin' man I've called my husband for 18 years and counting. My 3 sons - to whom this blog is dedicated - have the next piece of my heart, and they fill my world with laughter, love, and laundry. I am calling this MY BLOG ADVENTURE... so hop into blog world with me... let's get to encouraging one another... this could be fun!
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Habits: Keeping House with Children's Help
As homeschool moms, we are home with our children more, and this naturally results in more of a mess being created, more often. Enlisting our children's help with chores is not only necessary, it has the side benefit of teaching them some important life skills too.
One of the very best cleaning tools we've invested in is "The Shark". It is a lightweight cordless vacuum that works well on hardwood floors and area rugs. It runs on battery power for 50 minutes, which we've never exceeded. Because it is lightweight and cordless, the children can safely use it. We "shark" the kitchen after every meal. It has made our kitchen floors look so clean! We also often shark the entry and the bathrooms, as well as the area rugs once a week or so. I put this chore on my 8 yo's chore chart, and he goes to town with that shark. Having clean floors with such small effort has lifted a burden off my shoulders! The only drawback to the Shark is it does not get right up to the edge where the floor meets the wall. For that, we use a dustbuster, or we have one child swiffer the edge and have another child follow with the Shark. Our Shark is 4 years old, duct-taped in the middle, but still running strong, even after a TON of use. Here's a link in case this would ease your burden of cleaning floors and area rugs too: