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What a great idea! I'm sure it takes lots of patience on your part - I'd be the kind of parent who would rather do it myself because it's easier. Your girls are going to thank you later. So are their husbands! ;-)


Very fun -- I think it's time to start my boys on this! Great idea :)


I am a few years away from this but I love it. For my boys too! My husband's mom was a perfectionist and did not let me do anything. Plus I think it was more of the mentality back he never learned.

Being a homeschooler I am sure the are using some Math in there, reading, comprehension! School never stops when you are home schooling!


I love this! We are also a few years away from this but they do already help plan meals. We'll definitely add more responsibility as they get older.


What a great idea! I can't wait to have kids old enough to try this with.


Sounds like fun - and a great idea!

Oh, I fear that bump in the heels too! Ouch!!


Fabulous project for the kiddos!! I truly believe kids want to have a purpose and a job...and how much does it help the whole fam in the long run!! Inspiring :)


For the past few years we have made planning meals a family thing. My son is finally at the age to write the stuff down for what we need at the store. He knows by heart is favorite dessert and how to make it.(peach upside down cake). When shopping my son is in charge of all fruit and vegetable items. I even make the kids weigh stuff out. My daughter is in charge of making sure we get all the inner aisle stuff. With my daughter I make her keep a running total sometimes.
The Disney Magic Kitchen Cookbook is one of our favorites.


Suddenly a cheer form high school came to mind.... We are proud of you! Say "We are proud of you". I am not kidding, as I was reading I thought " You go girl, you go!".


wow. the control freak in me is totally amazed that you are able to do this! this is great though!!


This is so great! They will be fully prepared to enter the real world...what a gift you are giving them. I have thought to do this with my boys...and have yet to DO it. But the laundry's time.

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