Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Oh, how I'm loving myjobchart.com!

Most of you know I'm obsessed with making my kids work. I've blogged post after post of chore charts, ideas to get kids to help, and I even go so far as to refuse getting a full-time maid, even though I could, for $7 a day here in Mexico, just so my kids can get the full work-at-home experience.

Enter C. Jane Kendrick, one of my favorite bloggers ever. I like to copy emulate some aspects of her blog/writing style, so I often click on over to see what she's up to. As I was scrolling through her posts yesterday, I was introduced to something that made today, and probably many days in my future, totally awesome. It's an online job chart, complete with icons for each kid and job, a point system, and an amazon.com reward store!

I could attempt to fully explain the concept, but instead, I've included the video below. Let me just say that a couple of amazing things happened today because of C. Jane's introduction to myjobchart.com....

1. The 4-year-old boy did more chores in a 20-minute period than ever before in his life, just so he could click the check box.

2. All 5 of the older kids brushed their teeth, morning and night, said their prayers and did their personal scripture study. This may seem like something that should happen on any given day, but it doesn't, not with all 5 in one day.

3. I accidentally added the "Practice Piano" job for "all", instead of just for those taking piano lessons, and the 10-year-old boy, who hasn't taken piano for about a year, because of band and guitar, went in and got out music I hadn't heard in months and pounded away for 15 minutes.

Yes, C. Jane has changed my life, and by sharing this video about myjobchart.com, I hope to do the same for you.

P.S. My sister and I are finally getting skinnier!
See how we're doing it HERE! :)


Heating Allen Town PA said...

Thanks for sharing=)

Randall and Christy Hatch said...

This is definately something I will be looking into as this is a daily struggle to get the kids motivated to do their chores!! Thanks!

Unknown said...

Thank you for sharing! I am going to look into this. My 4 year old loves to help, and I would love to reward her for her hard work. My 6 year old hates helping, and hopefully this will help motivate her!

Courtney said...

do you think this would work with a husband....?

ladyshanae said...

I saw this on CJane as well and am working on putting together a chore chart & rewards chart for my 12 year old. My 2 year old and newborn will have to wait on this one. Heehee!

Kayla said...

Ok, this is so cool, I went to the website and looked around. I really hope I remember this when my boys are old enough for chores! I am definitely gonna share this with my friends.Thank you sis whetten!!