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Now that I have a 9th grader and a 7th grader, I decided it’s time to have them work on home economics and have a new chore chart since we haven’t had one in a while. I posted it on the fridge this morning and most of the kids are excited. My 7 year old has already asked to have one more chore, he wants to make dinner. How did I forget to give him that chore? He loves to cook and makes a mean pizza!

This is my first draft. Based on the feedback I’m getting, I can see a few revisions down the road. I’m fine with that.

March 2015 Chore Chart


Right after I printed it, Jared set out to sweep and mop the entry way. Cami loves to help and asked to participate. Isaac said, “I was already working on those chores. I’m almost done. Now to find the vacuum.” One of the great things about homeschooling with my kids is that most of them like to have a clean working space. They take pride in working so it looks great.

Part of the reason I wanted to set up this chart is that I have been traveling over the weekends for essential oil events around the United States. This morning, when I came back from Phoenix, AZ, my husband has shared his displeasure of spending all weekend cleaning. He said we need a more structured routine. So, I set out to create a chart based on the kids’ schedule and matching them with age appropriate chores.


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