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10 Minute Cleaning Challenge with the kids

Do you have a hard time getting your kids to help you clean? How about presenting them with the 10 minute cleaning challenge!

Steps and Rules:

Make a list of things that you see in your house that need to be done (Picked Up, put up, cleaned, taken out)

Set a timer for 10 minutes!

Get as much done on the list as you can with in the 10 minutes!

When doing the chores you have to do it properly or they will have to redo it when the time is up!

Now mom’s the kids can’t do this all on their own! Join in on the fun! Make it fun! Make it a game! If they don’t feel that it is work, your kids are more likely to want to take the challenge again another day!

Our 10 minute Cleaning Challenge List for today looks like this:

  • Straighten Couch cushions
  • Help mommy take all the blankets to the blanket closet
  • Clean the top of the kitchen table and island
  • Take clothes to kids room
  • Pick up dirty clothes(take to laundry room)
  • Pick up all toys and put them where they belong
  • Sweep/ Hand mop front door entrance
  • Take out Trash

(To encourage the kids how about adding a reward!!)

Until next time,

Set those times,

On your mark, get set, go Clean!

Country Girl!!

Driving home this morning from work, my mind started wheeling. I guarantee you if you were sitting beside me you would have seen the hamster wheels turning in my head. 

I was thinking about all these definition. These definitions I found on Google.

Homesteading: is a lifestyle of being self-sufficient.

Self-Sufficient Living: being able to live life by providing your own needs with out external assistance. (Food, water, electric, and heat)

Simple Living: is a number of different voluntary practices to simplify one’s life. Example: minimalism (reducing ones possessions to the bare necessities.)

Wow! Is what ran through my head! Although I would love to be able to call my lifestyle one of these at the moment I am no where close.

Driving down the old dirt country roads, it hit me… I was born and raised a country girl. A country girl thru and thru. I have several skills under my belt but I want to learn many more.
My definitions of a country girl: 

I love working in the dirt. Having dirt under my nails. Wiggling my toes in the warm fresh plowed dirt. I love planting vegetables in my garden knowing in a short time I get to pick fresh veggies!

I love to go fishing! Coming home and filleting bluegills and bass, and then frying them up is the best dinner. 

I love to go deer hunting with my husband. I will tell you though I have a hard time sitting still in the woods waiting on a big white tail deer. I get all excited thinking about all the meat we will be able to put in the freezer.

I love to be out in the woods just listening to the sounds. During the seasons my family loves to go mushroom hunting, and berry picking. 

I love my animals! But I also feel animals all have a purpose. I love my chickens but they also have a job to do. They need to provide me with food which are eggs if they don’t provide then they will provide another way with meat. 

My feelings are I can not label myself. So I am going to try and learn and research as much as my brain will allow on the life styles that I dream of one day living! Until then I’m still working on my 2017 Goals. If I can accomplish my goals I am one step closer to the life style I want to live. In my mind you can not become a homesteader over night. It takes years and years of practice and research. So I will start my journey with: 

I’m a country girl working towards a homesteading life!

Till next time…

Take care!