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Thoughts on COVID-19 and Staying Home

It's awful. This virus is spreading so quickly and easily. It's definitely terrifying to watch the economy collapse and small businesses struggle. I'm one of those small businesses. I was able to go full time in my business back in October 2019, and it's been absolutely amazing having everyone support the products I've designed. I know we're all struggling financially now, and as much as I'd love sales, I'd rather offer some ideas for what you can do to keep yourself sane and feeling accomplished while you're at home. BUST OUT THAT DUSTY DO TO LISTYou know, all the things you've wanted to do, but haven't had time for: reading, baths, organizing your closet, organizing the garage, going through the...

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Chore Charts - What's the best way to put them to use?

You want your kids to start doing chores - now what? 1. Be reasonable - you're not going to be able to teach your kids new habits overnight, so start small. Start with a few key things, then add in others as they seem to grasp the whole process. 2. If they don't see you working through your "list", why should they? Don't forget - lots of kids learn by watching, so make sure you're leading by example. 3. Should you do a rewards system? Chores for allowance? Entirely up to you, but it may help to motivate them to want to learn the system more. 4. There should definitely be consequences for items that don't get done, but it doesn't need...

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