Kids and Money – Part 2

Last week I started addressing the questions related to allowance.  I wrote about the money management side of the equation in Kids and Money – Part 1. Today I want to talk about the work side of this equation.  I know a lot of people tie allowance to chores,...

Kids and Money – Part 1

Several people have recently asked me to chime in on allowances.  OK, maybe not so recently – it has taken me months to write this post.  Thank you for your patience! I have to admit I was surprised by the intensity of feelings out there on this subject.  There...

Kids in the Kitchen

When our kids turn nine they receive a cookbook and a night of the week to cook.  The cookbook is homemade and includes ten menus (main dish and side dishes) that this child will learn to cook and all the recipes other kids already have in their cookbooks (yes, we add...

Julia Sets (Periodic Chore Planning)

I am a mathematician at heart.  I love numbers.  I love number theory.  I delight in understanding and playing with the relationships between numbers.  As an undergrad, I focused on theoretical rather than applied mathematics.  My senior project was on chaos theory...

Consider the Ant (Daily Chores)

Proverbs 6:6  Got to the ant… consider her ways… I am not a big fan of ants.  Sometimes it seems like ants are my lot in life.  Every house we have lived in has had an ant problem.  Maybe God is trying to draw my attention to the ant.  But my response has been to add...