MomForce Podcast Episode 6: When Your Chore Chart Bombs...

on July 2, 2019

Welcome to the MomForce Podcast! Vanessa Quigley, mother of 7, entrepreneur and co-founder of Chatbooks, hosts this refreshing take on all things mom. Along with her 4 sisters, they’ll get into the nitty-gritty of real life parenting together, bringing you some tried and true tips and tricks to help make mom-life a little easier. And check out the #momforce by Chatbooks Facebook page.

When Your Chore Chart Bombs...

Making the Chore Chart Doesn’t Mean the Work Will Get Done 

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Sisters Vanessa and Erika discuss tactics to get kids involved in household chores. 

Let’s face it, your house isn’t going to clean itself. As families grow, so do their messes. If you want to keep your home from looking like a tornado struck, you’re going to need everyone to do their part. But that is easier said than done. 

When it comes to kids and chores, we all get “the WHY,” but “the HOW” is another story. In today’s episode, Host Vanessa Quigley sits down with her sister Erika (aka Rikki), to discuss how kids can help with household chores. Between the two of them they’re raising 14 children and have tried lots of different things--from chore charts and assigned zones, to party style family clean ups--they dish on what has worked and what has failed miserably and share some hacks from members of the MomForce that are worth giving a go. 

The bottom line is that these are important life skills to teach (sometimes for the sake of their future roommates and partners) and it’s not a one size fits all plan. Your 5 year old may love being rewarded with high-fives, but that may not work in their teenage years… trust us! But in the end, a job done by a kid is better than a job not done at all.

We continue the conversation about never ending laundry over in a Facebook live in the MomForce Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/288060834871331/

Vanessa’s Childhood Chore Charts:

Some of Vanessa’s different chore charts through the years: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/yzdg9y9ur1kbkfr/AAA8UzvU6OG2O9b84GxR6thGa?dl=0

Print this quick and easy Chore Chart here:

Many of Vanessa’s ideas about kid chores came from parenting gurus Linda and Richard Eyre https://valuesparenting.com/ 

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We'd love to connect with you:

Vanessa @vanessaquigley
Erika @rikkianderson
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