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

the best football gift ideas

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

work at home mom gift ideas | work at home mom gift guide

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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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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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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The best parenting advice you’ll ever read

tips for new parents | new mom advice

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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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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Budgeting Tips for New Parents

budgeting tips for new parents

Budgeting Tips for New Parents

The next installment in my budgeting series, budgeting tips for new parents, is a guest post by Jacob of Dollar Diligence. What happens to your budget when you have a child? Well, along with everything else in your life, it changes! Check out Jacob’s budgeting tips for new parents, and then make sure to check out the rest of the series linked at the bottom of the post.

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Best Uses for Peppermint Essential Oil

Are you an essential oil skeptic? Well don't be, because they really do work! The best uses for peppermint essential oil is all about my favorite uses for this versatile, popular, AFFORDABLE essential oil!

Best Uses for Peppermint Essential Oil

I am going to start off right here saying that I don’t sell essential oils for a MLM company. I have nothing against DoTerra or Young Living, but I don’t sell either one. Both companies have great quality products, but I want to start this series by letting you know that I don’t sell either one and I am not trying to recruit you. 😉 I will let you know what I recommend below, but wanted to start this with the disclaimer that I am not a distributor or a member of any group like this!

Now that we have that out of the way, on to the good stuff! The best uses for peppermint essential oil is post one in a series that I will be doing about essential oils. I love using essential oils in our home, but I use them in a very realistic way. If you’re interested in trying essential oils, but think some of what you’ve read is just “too much” then this series will be for you! The series will be full of practical and realistic uses for essential oils, along with advice on which brands I recommend and safety tips.

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Why and How I Am Saving for My Daughter’s Education

Saving for kids college is such an important topic that can often be overlooked! Check out how and why I'm saving for my daughter's college to find out what one dad is doing to prepare!

Today I have a special guest post by David from MillenialPersonalFinance.com. Most of you, along with David and myself, are parents of young children. Saving for kids college may not be the most fun subject to talk about, but it’s a very important discussion! Remember that it’s never too early, or too late, to start thinking about saving for kids college. Find out why and how David is saving for his daughters education in this informative post!

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How do busy moms get so much done?

how do busy moms get so much done? productivity tips for moms

We all have the same 24 hours in a day, but how do busy moms get so much done? Coffee. Just kidding. Well, kind of. Coffee never hurts, right? I like to joke that most days, I run on coffee and dry shampoo. I may not be an expert, but I am mom who runs a couple businesses plus several side hustles, I have three kids, I have spent time as a full-time student, and I try to make health and fitness a priority! So I, like most moms, can be pretty busy.

The simple answer is that none of us will ever get everything done, but there are steps that all of us can take to get more accomplished.

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Is Xero good for small business?

Is Xero good for small business? Xero accounting software review

As a small business owner, I am always on the lookout for products and services that will save time and increase productivity. If I said that accounting was my favorite part of being a small business owner, well, I’d be lying. What I was looking for was service that made invoicing, balancing books, and viewing payments that were being made and received simple. Did I find it? Keep reading to find out.

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How to get kids to do chores + teaching kids about money

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Teaching kids about money

It’s really important to teach kids about money. The general state of money handling in our culture is just bad. It’s our job to teach our kids how to handle money. I am frequently asked “how to get kids to do chores??” Honestly, my kids do chores because I tell them to. More specifically, my kids do chores because they have grown up doing chores and they don’t think anything of it. They know that chores are a part of life, and they accept that. Has it always been that way? No.

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