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Why Is Monitoring Social Media Important as a Parent?

October 22nd, 2015 - Category: Communication, Kids and Responsibility, Social Media, Teenagers

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A recent article on eluded to the fact that spying on your child’s online “social” activity breaks down trust and encourages them to hide information from you. As a mom that closely monitors her teen’s activity, I couldn’t agree more. Spying, snooping or otherwise secretly investigating will break down trust. Read more…

Don’t Let Moments To Teach Kindness Slip By You

June 29th, 2015 - Category: Behavior Advice, Family Time, General Parenting

Kindness is a trait that all of us will need to be able to freely give and receive at one point or another in our lifetime, but if we shut ourselves off from allowing others to give to us, how will our children ever learn this trait that has no doubt carried many of us through tremendously difficult times.

Saving For Our Future

October 10th, 2014 - Category: Financial Literacy


We’ve all heard the saying, “A penny saved is a penny earned”. But the impact of learning to save is not only measured in dollars and cents. Read more…

The Importance of Parent Involvement in Education

September 10th, 2014 - Category: General Parenting

parent involvement
Students achieve more when their parents expect more and research overwhelmingly indicates that parent involvement in their child’s education not only positively affects student achievement, it contributes to better performance of schools overall. Yet both schools and parents struggle with how to make that involvement happen. Read more…

Self-Improvement Month

September 5th, 2014 - Category: Uncategorized

Your New Self Green Road Sign Over Dramatic Clouds and Sky.
We all want to be better and do better but how many of us actually take the time to work on ourselves to become better? With September being Self-Improvement month, I suggest we all take some time to do just that, work on ourselves. Read more…

Goal Setting 101

August 29th, 2014 - Category: Kids and Responsibility

Whether it’s a scholarship that’s in your future or just a desire to get a better math grade than last year, the beginning of the school year is a great time to set some goals. Read more…

What Are Your Children Doing After School?

August 20th, 2014 - Category: Communication

According to studies, the hours between 3 and 6 p.m. are the peak hours for juvenile crime and experimentation with drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, and sex. With that in mind, do you sense a concern when you know that 15 million kids return to an empty home after school? Read more…

Work + Positive Attitude = Success

August 12th, 2014 - Category: Teaching Kids to Work, Uncategorized

work hardA strong work ethic – one that includes a positive and productive approach to work – is favored at home, at school, and in the work force. Read more…

Money Lessons Kids Can Learn By Going On Vacation

June 24th, 2014 - Category: Family Time

vacation Thinking about a family vacation? Family vacations aren’t just about a week at the beach or theme park. They are an investment toward your child’s character, a great bonding time between parents and kids, and it builds memories that will last a lifetime. Vacation planning and budgeting can also be a wonderful time to teach your kids about money. Read more… Proudly Adds Autism Speaks As Featured Charity

June 4th, 2014 - Category: My Job Chart

autism speaks
A world leader In autism research and advocacy can now benefit from kids completing chores. Founder and CEO Gregg Murset, announced this morning that Autism Speaks will become the newest featured charity for members. Read more…

More About Autism and How You Can Help

June 3rd, 2014 - Category: General Parenting, Uncategorized

It is reported by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) around 1 in 68 American children are on the autism spectrum. Find out more about Autism and how you can help. Read more…

Work and Fun Summer Schedules

June 2nd, 2014 - Category: Chores

summer chores
The school year can be demanding on a family. Summer is a great break from the regimented schedules and pressures of the school year, but it can also have it’s own set of challenges. Read more…

Observing Memorial Day With Kids

May 22nd, 2014 - Category: Family Time

Flag Girl
Many people, adults included, confuse Memorial Day with Veterans Day. Let’s gain a better understanding as well as come up with some ideas on how to celebrate Memorial Day with your children. Read more…

Is This a “Boy Chore” or a “Girl Chore”?

May 6th, 2014 - Category: Chores

man doing chores
A new report shows that parents may be teaching their children gender discrimination by assigning gender stereotypical household chores to their children. Read more…

Four Mistakes to Avoid When Teaching Your Kids About Money

April 30th, 2014 - Category: Financial Literacy

Mistakes about teaching money 
Unfortunately, parenting doesn’t come with a manual. If it did, my manual would be worn out, marked up, and dog eared on every page. One area of parenting that I am concerned about is the financial literacy of my children. Read more… 

Chores, Everyone Has To Do Them, So We Might As Well Like Them

April 23rd, 2014 - Category: Chores

Running away
In the family photo album, there is a picture of my oldest daughter “running away”. She was about 5 years old.  She was wearing pig tails and long johns.  She was running away because she didn’t want to do her cores. Read more…

What I Learned In School

April 15th, 2014 - Category: Financial Literacy

What I learned in school
I learned a great deal in school. I learned how to spell Mississippi. I learned how to find the area of a circle using pi. I learned how to make a volcano out of baking soda and vinegar for the science fair. What I didn’t learn in school was how to save money. Read more…

Teaching Your Kids About Credit Cards

April 10th, 2014 - Category: Financial Literacy

kids and credit cards
I always get asked, “When should I start teaching my kids about credit cards?” Well, I suggest teaching your kids about money around the age of 5. And honestly, teaching them about money is the beginning of teaching them about credit and credit cards. Read more…

Are You Always Late?

February 27th, 2014 - Category: Organization

Are you always late
Does being on time seem impossible, no matter how important the event? Are you always running out the door in a frenzy? Have you ever wished you could break the pattern? Read more…

Does Your Child Have Leadership Skills?

February 21st, 2014 - Category: Teaching Kids to Work

Does your child have leadership skills
Some kids are just natural born leaders. You may think that your kid isn’t one of them. But all kids have leadership potential. And as parents, we can help develop and enhance those skills that will not only set them up to be leaders, but will also benefit the rest of their lives. Read more…

Kids In Charge Day

February 13th, 2014 - Category: Family Time

Kids In Charge Day
If your kids ever complain about “too many rules”, or suggest that they want more independence, we’ve got an idea that may just help stop the groaning. Read more…

Kids Learn Fundamentals of Leadership Through

February 3rd, 2014 - Category: Press Release

Kids learn leadership

Nearly 600,000 kids demonstrate responsibility, accountability and teamwork by completing jobs on Read more… Welcomes Heifer International as Premier Charity

January 30th, 2014 - Category: Press Release

It is estimated that nearly 870 million people of the 7.1 billion people in the world, or one in eight, are suffering from chronic undernourishment, and 1.3 million poor people in developing countries live on $1.25 a day or less. With, kids can experience the joy of helping these people by completing jobs and sharing money. Read more…

Kids Complete 20 Million Jobs Through

January 27th, 2014 - Category: Press Release

There has always been a silent workforce in America – our kids. has helped kids earn close to $2.5 Million while learning about work ethic and responsibility. Read more… Partners with MANNA Worldwide to Help Needy Children

January 21st, 2014 - Category: Press Release

Through partnerships with churches, missionaries, individuals, businesses, and local governments around the world, MANNA is able to provide food, clothing, medical assistance, educational assistance, and spiritual guidance to those marginalized by society. now partners with MANNA to bring more attention and donations to projects in more than 35 countries. Read more…

Save Money by Going Green: 5 Things to Teach Your Kids

January 13th, 2014 - Category: Money

Many people associate the idea of going green with high expenses, but you don’t have to install solar panels or buy pricey organic items to live an eco-friendly lifestyle. In fact, there are simple green steps you and your kids can take each and every day to save money. Read more…

Giving Your Kids a Financial Education

January 8th, 2014 - Category: Financial Literacy

When it comes to your kids, as parents, we have many concerns. From their growth and discipline to their schooling and future, parents have lots to worry about. Hopefully, at the top of your “worry list” is their financial education. Read more…

Award Winning Journalist – David Wolman, joins Advisory Board

January 1st, 2014 - Category: Press Release

Leading the Way in Teaching Youth about Money

Let Your New Years Resolution Work for You Financially

January 1st, 2014 - Category: Financial Literacy

Planning For A Financially Sound 2014 Is A Teachable Moment For Your Kids Read more…

A Year From Now, You’ll Wish You Had Started Today

January 1st, 2014 - Category: Organization

How many times in your life have you looked back and realized that x number of years ago you thought of doing something and now x number of years have passed and you didn’t do it. If only you would have hunkered down and made the sacrifice or put forth a little extra effort, you could be enjoying the benefits right now instead of feeling guilty about not doing it. Read more…

8 Tips To Raise A Confident Reader

December 19th, 2013 - Category: Kids and Reading

Building a child’s reading confidence can be quite challenging, since they’re more exposed to modern technology. However, reading is an important skill that children should learn and it helps build self-esteem. Now, to help parents develop their kids’ confidence in reading, here are eight tips for them: Read more…

Stressed Spelled Backwards is Desserts!

December 18th, 2013 - Category: Uncategorized

The holiday season can be the most wonderful time of the year, but with shopping, wrapping, holiday card writing, cookie baking, get-together’s, school concerts, tree trimming, neighbor caroling, dinner preparations, light hanging, etc., etc., etc…it can also be the most stressful time of the year. How about some brownies a-la-mode? Read more…

The Present of Presence

December 13th, 2013 - Category: Family Time

The time that we spend together is what defines a family. If a healthy, strong family is on your list this holiday season, here are some suggestions. Read more…

Speaking to Read

December 5th, 2013 - Category: Kids and Reading

Reading is an important skill that will help your child succeed in school and throughout life. But how and when do you start teaching your child to read? Read more…

7 Habits of Grateful People

November 28th, 2013 - Category: Behavior Advice

Research is continually finding that expressing thanks can lead to a healthier, happier, and less-stressful life. That sounds good to me, so let see what we can do to become more grateful and improve our overall lives. Read more…

Replacing the “Gimmies” with Giving

November 20th, 2013 - Category: Teaching Kids to Give

Buying 5 extra turkeys at Thanksgiving and ding-dong-ditching them at different houses. One year I fell over a curb as we were running away and I scraped my knee. This is one of my favorite holiday memories. How can instill good values in our children that will influence them not only for the holidays but for the rest of their lives? Read more…

7 Easy Ways to Improve Your Child’s Grades

November 13th, 2013 - Category: Kids and Reading

Helping you child put their best foot forward at school is a priority of every parent. Do you know what book your child is reading in class, or when their science project is due? Read more…

How to Get Kids to Exercise

October 30th, 2013 - Category: Family Time

Times have changed. I remember playing all day in the ditch behind my house with my cousins. Today, if there was one word that I’d use to describe my kids, it would be “couch-potato”. Read more…

9 Ideas for a Stress Free Outlook

October 22nd, 2013 - Category: Behavior Advice

Although stress is a fact of life for most us, here are a few things you can do to live a longer, happier, healthier, and less stressful life. Read more…

Saving Energy Means Saving Money

October 16th, 2013 - Category: Money

Did you know that the average U.S. family spends close to $1,300 a year on utilities? Sadly, (for your pocketbook and for our environment) a big portion of that energy is wasted. Read more…

500,000 Members on My Job Chart!

October 14th, 2013 - Category: Press Release

9 Budgeting Tips to Teach Your Kids

October 9th, 2013 - Category: Budgeting

As parents, our goal is to help our kids grow up to be responsible adults. The life skills you teach them now will follow them and be the start of their independent lives. Money management in particular. Read more…

Speed Cleaning Tips From the Pro’s

October 1st, 2013 - Category: Chores

Wouldn’t you like to be able to clean your house in half the time or less? Let’s ask the pro’s how they do it.
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Add Time to Your Day by Improving This

September 25th, 2013 - Category: Organization

Time is a precious commodity. The reasons why we never seem to have enough time vary per individual. A big time waster… television. According to USA Media, the typical American spends more than 30 hours a week, (that’s more than a full day!) sitting in front of the TV. Another culprit, your memory. Read more…

Living a More Simple Life

September 18th, 2013 - Category: General Parenting

There’s a recent trend to live simpler and easier lives. A little curious about how others do it, I did a little research on my own and ran across several stories. See for yourself. Read more…

Stop the Morning Madness

September 11th, 2013 - Category: Family Time

Do you find yourself scrambling every morning and in the end yelling as your kids head out the door? Here are a few suggestions that will make your morning smoother…and happier. Read more…

Things to Avoid When It Comes to Chores

September 4th, 2013 - Category: Chores

Do your kids face chores kicking and screaming? Never fear! There are ways to make chores, well, less of a chore. Read more…

Generous Giving

August 28th, 2013 - Category: Teaching Kids to Give

This morning, I paid $76.54 for an unknown woman’s groceries. She didn’t have enough money at the register so I told her I’d take care of the whole thing for her.
I don’t tell you this so you’ll pat me on the back and think that I’m some spectacular generous person. Rather, I feel anything but, because of the things that led up to it. Read more…

8 Tips for Back to School

August 22nd, 2013 - Category: Organization

Back to school means changes for everyone in the family. Use these tips to ease the transition from laid back summer days to crazy school routines. Read more…

Organizational Apps

August 14th, 2013 - Category: Organization

Are you having problems keeping things straight now that school has started? Here are some apps we would recommend that can help everyone have access to the same schedules, get the same reminders, and share the same information. Just what you need to keep everyone in line and on the same page. Read more…

Is Your Family Green?

August 6th, 2013 - Category: General Parenting

We all want to protect our environment. Every day people affect the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the land we live on. How do we affect it? By our choices. Our choices determine how much trash and pollution we make. What can we do to make sure that the world we live in stays beautiful? A whole lot, actually. Read more…

Need Some Motivation?

July 30th, 2013 - Category: Teaching Kids to Work

Whether it’s the hall closet that needs organized or the exercise routine you’d like to start, sometimes we all need a little motivation. Read more…

NFL Superstar – Steve Young supports to boost kids potential

July 29th, 2013 - Category: Press Release

The Forever Young Foundation is a wonderful organization that is now available in our system as a charity that you can have your children “share” with. Read more…

How to Create a Chore Chart that Everyone Loves

July 24th, 2013 - Category: Charts

By creating a job chart, children will know what they are responsible for. That means less stress on parents and kids. Here are some tips on creating a chore chart that everyone can live with and maybe even love! Read more…

Does Personality Determine Success?

July 16th, 2013 - Category: Behavior Advice

Chances are, every person in your family has a different temperament and personality. Is achievement linked to personality? And can negative personality traits automatically set your children up for failure? Read more…

Divide and Conquer – Ask the Kids for Help and Get More Done

July 9th, 2013 - Category: Teaching Kids to Work

Is your “to do” list spilling over onto several pages? Do you have too much to do and not enough time to do it? Why not employ the forces and start checking off those tasks, one by one. Read more…

Show the Love to Stop Sibling Rivalry

July 2nd, 2013 - Category: Behavior Advice

Sibling rivalry is normal in families with multiple children. But are you tired of being the referee for all of their fights? Read more…

Stopping the Boomerang Effect: Teach Kids About Work and Money or They’ll Keep Coming Back

July 1st, 2013 - Category: My Job Chart

Live with Bill Handle, LA’s #1 Drive Time Radio Host: Kids and Money – Part 1 in a 5 part series with Gregg Murset, CFP A stunning 39% of adults ages 18-34 come back to live with their parents. Are these kids home for a quick respite after a lost job or are they home to eat their parents food, use their car, and selfishly delay their parents retirement? Listen to this interview to hear more.

The Tooth Fairy & The Dilemma

June 27th, 2013 - Category: Uncategorized

My daughter has always believed in the tooth fairy. I have always let her. The magic, excitement and fantasy of having a personal-fairy who leaves gifts has always been an irresistible draw, far surpassing the need to insert a sense of reality into her mind. And then, one day, the tables turned on me when I had my own personal fairy visit. Read more…

Milestone: 16 Million Chores Completed

June 27th, 2013 - Category: Uncategorized

As the fastest growing website teaching kids about work and money we are excited to announce that we have achieved another very meaningful milestone. Read more…

Seven Tips to a More Productive Summer

June 26th, 2013 - Category: Organization

Have the lazy summer months drained you of your productivity? Do you long for the routine of school days just so you can get something done? Follow these 7 tips and you’ll be seeing more checks on your to-do-list. Read more…

Are You Their Friend or Their Parent?

June 19th, 2013 - Category: Teenagers

Do you find yourself giving in too often and expecting less of your kids to alleviate conflict in your home? Maybe your permissiveness is getting in the way of their natural growth. Read more…

The Number One Health Concern for Kids

June 11th, 2013 - Category: General Parenting

Among parents in the United States, what’s the number one health concern for their children? Hint, it’s not drug abuse or smoking. Click here to find out what it is.

Swimming Safety Tips

June 5th, 2013 - Category: Family Time

Along with warm weather reports come reports of accidental deaths by drowning. Here are some tips to help beat the odds. Read more…

The Pro’s and Con’s of Technology

May 29th, 2013 - Category: Video Games

We know what an impact technology has had on our lives because we can remember a day without it. But, what affect does it have on our children? Read more…

Summer Fun Ideas

May 21st, 2013 - Category: Family Time

Summer time is here! Are you excited about having the kids home for a couple of months or are you dreading the down time? Here is a list of free or cheap things you can do to keep busy this summer and have a great time as well.

7 Ways to Get Your Kids to Brush Their Teeth

May 15th, 2013 - Category: General Parenting

Another trip to the dentist and two more cavities to fill. As a parent you probably feel frustrated. If only they wanted to brush, maybe it would be an easier fight. Don’t despair. Here are 7 suggestions on how to get your kids to be more willing to take care of their teeth. Read more…

20 Financial Lessons For Kids

May 8th, 2013 - Category: Financial Literacy

Money as you grow is an initiative from President Barack Obama’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability. It points out 20 essential, age-appropriate, financial lessons and even includes corresponding activities that kids can do to learn about money as they grow.

How to Raise a Boy

April 30th, 2013 - Category: General Parenting

Boys in general are loud, active, physical, and competitive. We tend to try and prevent this behavior, fearing that it will get out of hand. But active behavior is not necessarily aggressive behavior. Many times we punish a boy, just for being a boy. If supervised and taught properly, their roughhouse play can be wholesome and even a positive outlet for their energy. Read more…

How to Raise a Girl

April 23rd, 2013 - Category: General Parenting

We want our daughters to grow into happy, healthy, beautiful, contributing, women. We want them to walk tall and stand for something. We want them to be smart and self-sufficient. We want them to be better than us. So what can we teach them as young girls that will mold them into strong and capable women? Read more…

In Honor of Financial Literacy Month, Stop Overlooking Your Biggest Investment (Hint: It’s not your House or Car)

April 18th, 2013 - Category: General Parenting

You often hear that the biggest investment you will ever make is buying a home, and the second, your car. But most people overlook their true biggest investment. It’s one that is larger and more important than either of the previous two. Your biggest investment is your KIDS! Read more…

Encouraging Your Kids to Eat Their Fruits and Veggies

April 16th, 2013 - Category: General Parenting

It is recommended that half of your child’s plate be filled with fruits and vegetables. So how do we get our kids to eat more of them when dessert is the fun food in our house?

Stop the Tattling

April 2nd, 2013 - Category: Behavior Advice

If we can understand why our kids are tattling and help them understand when the situation deserves your attention, hopefully, we’ll have less tattling and more time to give them the good attention they deserve.

My Gifted Child is a Challenge

March 26th, 2013 - Category: Behavior Advice

Many characteristics of you gifted child may be causing difficulty at home and at school.

Technology and How It Affects Our Kids

March 19th, 2013 - Category: Video Games

In January, I shared with you my feelings about a book I had recently read, “The Demise of Guys”. There has been an overwhelming response from people just like you that have similar feelings. Read more…

The Job of Organizing

March 12th, 2013 - Category: Organization

Last week we talked about the strategy behind getting your kids room organized. Now lets discuss what it takes to get it done. ;”>Read more…

Organizing 101

March 5th, 2013 - Category: Organization

The key to successfully organizing a kids room is to involve the child as much as possible in the process. As much as you may be tempted to just haul in a dumpster, long range success can only come by allowing your child to participate. Read more…

Discipline vs. Love, 3 Words to Remember

February 26th, 2013 - Category: General Parenting

All parents know that discipline is important. But you don’t want to push your kids away either. Is there a balance to be found between correction and love? Read more…

All New Apps!

February 25th, 2013 - Category: Uncategorized

Evolution of the Apps

February 25th, 2013 - Category: Uncategorized

Helping Your Tired Kids Wake-Up

February 19th, 2013 - Category: Kids and Responsibility

Does your child seem to be continually tired? Here are some ideas on how to help them find a dream worth waking-up for. Read more…

Deciding What to Pay for Chores

February 13th, 2013 - Category: Charts

You know that kids are more likely to do their chores, do them better, and do them faster if they get a reward at the end. But how do you figure out what dollar amount to attach to each chore? Read more…

Tips On Teaching Your Kids to Be Nice

February 5th, 2013 - Category: Behavior Advice can help you in your quest to have a happier home and nicer children. Read more…

Shari’s Family Sends Notes Through

January 30th, 2013 - Category: My Job Chart

I absolutely love the sticky notes feature on MyJobChart. It is so unique and not even possible with other chore charts. It’s wonderful to be able to personalize a quick message of encouragement or love to each of my boys. Read more…..

Chores from a Kids Point of View

January 29th, 2013 - Category: Chores

Let’s look at chores from a kids point of view. Maybe if you make chores rewarding, you’ll see them getting done. Read more…..

Alarming Trends about Guys and Technology

January 29th, 2013 - Category: Uncategorized

  I recently read the book entitled, “The Demise of Guys” and was totally shocked at the statistics reinforcing what I instinctively already knew in my head.  As the author put it, “guys are flaming out”.  Crashing and burning.  Biting the dust. Well, I for one, am not letting my guys ages 15, 10, 8 and almost 6 “flame out”.  Nope… over my dead body is that going to happen. These guys are growing up in a world that would have no problem if they just completely wasted all the potential they have wrapped up inside of them.  Just chewed… Read the Rest

The Benefits of Online Chore Charts

January 22nd, 2013 - Category: Charts

If you need a new chore chart, why not try an online one? We’ll take the chore out of your chore charts and get you back in control of your home management. Read more…..

Battle of the Chores

January 15th, 2013 - Category: Kids and Responsibility

It is time to succeed! It is time to win the Battle of the Chores! Make this the year where everyone’s ideas about chores are changed.

Looking Back and Looking Ahead

January 8th, 2013 - Category: My Job Chart

Since the beginning of the new year, we have had a chance to look back and take note of all that has accomplished and look ahead to what is in store. Of course none of what is accomplished could be done without the participation of all of you, the parents and kids that use

New Year Resolutions for Everyone

January 3rd, 2013 - Category: General Parenting

What resulutions have you made? We hope that one of your New Year Resolutions is to have a happier, healthier, more organized home along with financial savvy kids. Join today and we can help you stick to your resolution, and see results when you look back next year.