the kids can pick what they want to do and earn as much money as they choose -

Great idea for a chore chart! Instead of giving kids an arbitrary allowance, they can pick what tasks they want to do and earn as much money as they choose. Dave Ramsey talks about this.

A box for each kid K-12 ... I so need to do this!

MUST DO! Memory Boxes - Great idea to organize kids paperwork, school work, pictures, etc.put in Memory boxes for each kid.keeps everything organized

"Our Get Along Jar"  THIS IS SAVING OUR LIVES.  It is so simple and easy.  Every one of my friends that comes over lately wants to make one of these and so today, I'm giving you the "how to" of my very best mommy secret.

A get along jar! Write consequences on popsicle sticks. Everytime the littles fight, they choose a stick from the jar. Examples: *make the other person's bed. *pick up the other kids' toys. *read the other person a story.

Lord, please surround my kids with friends and adults who point them toward You, and in ways that complement my own deficits in parenting.

Lord, please surround my kids with friends and adults who point them toward You, and in ways that complement my own deficits in parenting. I will remember this one day when I have my own kids, but for now I pray this for my nieces and nephew.

Ever wished your kids would just. stop. fighting?  While there is no magic wand for ending sibling rivalry, these six smart tactics can drastically reduce the amount of time your kids spend arguing.  #6 literally changed our lives!

Sibling Rivalry

To read later. Ever wished your kids would just. While there is no magic wand for ending sibling rivalry, these six smart tactics can drastically reduce the amount of time your kids spend arguing. literally changed our lives!

I Caught You Being Good Jar- This would be great for church, traveling, or just at home. Fill the jar up and there will be a BIG surprise at the end. For some kids it may take a few months, for others...not long at all. Even a great thing for Sunday School. They each have their jar and put one in if they are good. hmmmmm.....

I Caught You Being Good Jar- This would be great for church, traveling, or just at home. Fill the jar up and there will be a BIG surprise at the end. For some kids it may take a few months, for others.not long at all. Even a great thing for Sunday Schoo

The Harmony Jar...great idea! Doing it today. When the kids fight or misbehave, they pick a stick from the harmony jar. Some things are chores and many are things to do for the other sibling. She has a list. great blog too

Our "Harmony Jar" -

The Harmony Jar. When the kids fight or misbehave, they pick a stick from the harmony jar. Some things are chores and many are things to do for the other sibling. She includes a list of tasks for your own harmony jar.

Author and mom, Lisa Whelchel, shares some of the creative consequences she’s come up with to help her discipline her children.

21 Creative Consequences

21 creative consequences for kids. Disciplining our children takes dedication and effort. It also helps to mix in a little creativity when needed. The creative consequences from parenting expert, Lisa Welchel, might seem a little strong, but they work.

How can we use the moment to point our children to Christ? It's the question that most heavily weighs on my heart, too. I want my children to respond to authority and correction in a manner that would be pleasing to God. These 3 questions have helped us focus the moment on what really counts!

3 Discipline Questions for Christian Kids

How can we use the moment to point them to Christ? It's the question that most heavily weighs on my heart, too. I want my children to respond to authority and correction in a manner that would be pleasing to God. These 3 questions have helped us focus the

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