Mrs. Clean Jean's Housekeeping with Kids: Family Pick Up Lines (and Household Routines) That Work with Less Work from You

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Rodale Books, Mar 24, 2004 - Family & Relationships - 224 pages
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From staying sane while sharing a bathroom (whether with teens or with toddlers in the throes of toilet training) to getting the kids to pitch in on laundry day (and keep the darks separate!), Mrs. Clean Jeans brings a wealth of tried-and-true tactics to the rescue. Her motto is "You didn't make this mess all by yourself, so why should you have to clean it up?" So she's figured out all the ingenious ways to get your kids to help you do the chores--or even do them all by themselves!

Mrs. Clean Jeans starts with strategies, including involving the whole family, letting kids pick their favorite chores, having a set chore time so everybody's working together, and keeping chores reasonable, plus, of course, giving suitable rewards for jobs well done. Then she takes readers room by room, showing how to create kid-friendly storage, make sure things get picked up, avoid fights and confusion, and see to it that everything gets done--including the dishes.

Packed with firsthand tips from the author's years of cleaning with three kids (now ages 3 through 13), Mrs. Clean Jeans' Housekeeping with Kids is the ultimate household help book

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About the author (2004)

Tara Aronson, aka Mrs. Clean Jeans, knows whereof she speaks when it comes to kids, cleaning, and getting it all together. She's the mother of three and the author of Simplify Your Household. Her "Coming Clean" column, which has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle since 1995, is read by more than half a million subscribers

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