End of the Year Checklist

Did you accomplish what you wanted to this year? Did your children? How about checking a few things to see if you kept on track….


Did you clean and organize? Did your kids help you and learn to do their own?

clean out that dresser!

removing wallpaper can be hard....

Did you learn a few new recipes and get the kids involved with the measuring and chopping? Great for math and reading skills:)

making Christmas cookies

Did you choose some things to donate to others? Did your children get to do that with their own toys and clothing? The ‘giving mentality’ lasts a long time!

how many toys can I find in here?

Did you read, read, read to them and with them? You will never regret the time you spend with your children, no matter how old they are….

Did you show the kids how to take care of their things by letting them help you take care of yours?  Cleaning garages or houses….fixing cars or sewing clothes…dusting, baking, vacuuming, learning to use screwdrivers, hammers, wrenches…tools of all kinds. When kids are very little, they really want to help. As they get older….not so much:)    But if they are already in the habit of helping, it just comes more naturally.

helping in the basement

learning how to mow the lawn:)

helping build a trailer

workin' in the yard

Can I do it???

always fun...washing cars

Now is the time to check out what you and your children have done this year. Have you both learned what you would have hoped for?? Great…keep it up! Every little bit of learning will show up in their futures! Have fun with them and teach them what you want them to know!


Happy Parenting!

D and C

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  1. Sarah says:

    Love this post! Time to evaluate what goals the kids want to have this year:) best wishes in the new year.

  2. LaVonne says:

    Great post. My Princess loves to read, help cook, and be a helper in cleaning too. Thanks for reminding us all that time management and family time is important.

    Happy New Year!

  3. Mamarazzi says:

    thought provoking post….time management is paramount when it comes to bringing up happy healthy self sufficient kiddos!

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