Age appropriate chores for kids + a free printable chore chart!

age appropriate kids chores plus a free chore chart printable

This age appropriate chores list has been highly requested since I wrote “How to get kids to do chores.” This is just a guideline, and every household and every child are different! However, this is a great starting point to figuring out age appropriate chores for kids.

My daughter was able to do most chores at a much younger age than either of my sons. My youngest is no where near where either of his siblings were at his age. You know your child best, and you will be able to figure out what they’re ready for. If they’ve never done a chore in their life, don’t expect them to pick up and do everything perfectly from the start. This is why it’s so important to start early! If you haven’t, that’s okay too, just start slowly wherever you’re at.

I created a free printable of this list, along with a free chore chart that can be customized for your child! Make sure to read to the bottom of the page, so that you don’t miss it!

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The Best Football Gift Ideas | A gift guide for football fans

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The Best Football Gift Ideas

If you stumbled on this gift guide because you’re looking for the best football gift ideas, look no further! I have to be honest with you, I’m not a football fan. Not even a little. But don’t leave yet! Fortunately, I enlisted the help of my husband, who is a huge football fan. With his help, we’ve come up with a list of the best football gift ideas. This gift guide will help you find the perfect gift for the football fan in your life.

Looking for more gift ideas? Check out my other gift guides:

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Work at Home Mom Gift Ideas

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Work at Home Mom Gift Ideas

As a mom who has worked at home in some capacity for over 8 years, I know what makes a great WAHM gift! Work at home moms face a unique set of challenges. It’s tough to have work responsibilities, timelines, plus having kids at home on top of it! For most work at home moms, this is the reality! As moms, we sometimes tend to neglect the things we want and focus on things the kids want, things for the house, etc. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with this, it’s just how our brains tend to work. This means that there’s probably something the work at home mom in your life needs, but hasn’t gotten around to buying for herself.

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8 top survey sites to make money

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The 8 Best Survey Sites to Make Money

I’ve been using free survey sites to make money for over 7 years. In fact, it used to be one of the top ways that I made money online. Survey sites are a little different than they used to be, but the concept is still the same. Share your opinion to earn cash or gift cards. I don’t use survey sites as much as I used to, but I still do surveys as a side hustle in my spare time.

How many survey sites should I sign up for?

If you’re looking to make doing surveys online a side hustle, I recommend signing up for more than one. Some sites won’t always have surveys available, or won’t have surveys that you quality for. Signing up for multiple sites means more opportunities to earn money.

If you’ve been looking for the best survey sites to make money, chances are you’ve come across a few scams. There are quite a few scams out there. You should never give your information to any company that you aren’t sure is legitimate.

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The best gift ideas for Star Wars fans

Star Wars gift ideas. The ultimate guide of gift ideas for Star Wars fans of all ages.

The best gift ideas for Star Wars fans

Thanks to the recent Star Wars releases, fun Star Wars merchandise is easier to find than ever. With ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ premiering on December 15th, it’s a great time to be a Star Wars fan! Check out the newly released official trailer here.

Did I mention that I am excited about The Last Jedi? I’ve really enjoyed the latest Star Wars movies, although nothing touches the original trilogy. This was the most fun gift guide that I’ve ever written. I love Star Wars (as evidenced by my left arm, below) and I’m definitely not alone! If you’re looking for an awesome gift idea for the Star Wars fan in your life, look no further! Today I am going to share 32+ Star Wars gift ideas for a fan of any age.

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September Blog Traffic Report + Stats and Goals

September blog traffic report

September Blog Traffic Report + Stats and Goals

Last month, I started keeping track of my blog traffic, stats, and goals for the next month. I’m not including full income reports yet, but that may come at a later time. If you’re wondering why I would share these numbers, there are actually two reasons. The first is that it’s a way for me to see my own progress. I also find blog traffic reports and income reports from other bloggers to be helpful and inspiring. My goal is to be helpful and inspiring to new bloggers someday.

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7 awesome teen girl gift ideas | Holiday 2017 Gift Guide

7 awesome teen girl gift ideas

Are you stuck trying to find a gift for the teen or pre-teen girl in your life? Teen girls are notoriously difficult to purchase for. I decided to do the next installment in my gift ideas series all about teen and pre-teen girls.This teen girl gift ideas guide is mostly geared toward pre-teens and younger teens, about 11-15 years old.

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10 ways to save money on Christmas

10 ways to save money on Christmas

10 ways to save money on Christmas

The holidays are right around the corner. Can anyone else believe how fast 2017 went by?! This is about the time of year where people start thinking about Christmas. As with any event where money is going to be spend, Christmas should never be a surprise. There are lots of ways to save money on Christmas. A little planning and prioritizing can go a long way. Check our my favorite tips, and then head to the comments to add your own.

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How do bloggers make money?

How do bloggers make money? 4 common ways for bloggers to earn money.

When it comes to earning money blogging, there are a lot of different paths to take. This post was inspired by some YouTube comments talking about how bloggers and vloggers earn money. I’m sure that most people don’t get their information from comments on YouTube, but either way, there’s a lot of misinformation out there! There are many misconceptions about how bloggers and vloggers make money. In the comments that I just mentioned, one user stated that the YouTuber in question got paid “loads of money” from YouTube. In actuality, YouTube doesn’t directly pay anyone! So, how do bloggers make money? There are four common ways for bloggers to earn an income.

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August Blog Traffic Report and Stats + September Goals

August Blog traffic report

August Blog Traffic Report + Stats and Goals

To be completely honest, I haven’t done very well of tracking my goals or progress in the last year or so of blogging. This might come as a surprise if you know me, I’m a list person. For some reason, I haven’t done a great job keeping track of things, and about a month ago I decided to change that. As you might know, my husband and I started a travel blog about two months ago. I wanted to move my travel stuff over there (a popular topic) and focus on what my audience wants to see, which is mostly parenting, finances, and general life balance for the busy mom. Every month, I am going to include a blog traffic report, social media stats, my goals, and life updates. Without rambling further, here is the August Blog Traffic report.

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The best parenting advice you’ll ever read

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If you’re a new mom, you’re probably hearing advice from anyone and everyone. As a mommy of almost 10 years, I’ve been given tons of advice. I’ve also given out some advice over the years, and it’s usually only when I am asked. I have two pieces of parenting advice, and they’re not even the slightest bit controversial. You read that right. No breastfeeding vs. formula, vaccines, or organic sunscreen debates over here. I am simply going to share the best parenting advice that I’ve learned in my almost 10 years as a parent. 

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Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing Review | Should you buy it?!

making sense of affiliate marketing review

Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing Review

I want to start out by saying that there aren’t many courses that I recommend. So many bloggers offer courses now, and the quality isn’t always there. One exception to the rule would be the Ultimate Bundles. Even if some of the courses in the Ultimate Bundles are lacking, there will be other courses, books, etc. The one course that I absolutely 100% recommend on it’s own is Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing. If you’re a blogger or online influencer, you need this course. Not a blogger yet, but want to be? Check out my How to start a WordPress blog post to get started!

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Teaching kids about money | Helping your child to Take Control of a Bank Account

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Helping Your Child to Take Control of a Bank Account

Helping your child take control of a bank account, the latest post in the budgeting series is from Josh at Family Faith Finance. Josh recently got into the personal finance game when he decided to start up Family Faith Finance. His goal is to introduce a unique perspective while offering solid, unbiased advice.

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30 day YouTube Challenge

30 day YouTube challenge

30 day YouTube Challenge

As some of you know, my husband and I recently started our YouTube channel. Yesterday, I started looking for a challenge or something that would help us get used to vlogging regularly. I wasn’t able to find a 30 day YouTube challenge that I liked. The links were either broken, websites hacked, incomplete lists, etc. So, I decided to make my own 30 day YouTube challenge! This challenge can be done at any time, but we’re starting today. If you happen to find this list, you can start at any time. Please use the hashtag #AB30dayYouTubeChallenge when sharing on social media, so that way we can find you!

I can’t take all the credit for this 30 day YouTube challenge. The 30 days was something that I put together, but many of the challenges and tags were made my others. I will link to them below. Mamakatslosingit made a great compilation of YouTube tags and challenges, and many of those were used for this post. Check out her list for inspiration beyond the 30 days. This 30 day YouTube challenge is great for new YouTubers (like us!) but could also be fun for anyone looking to make more videos on a regular basis. The challenge includes several day in the life vlogs, along with popular YouTube challenges and tags. This challenge was originally made in the summer, but feel free to substitute appropriate seasonal challenges or tags as needed.

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