Friday, May 25, 2012

The Family that Works as a Team

In our family, we try to emphasize that we are a team, not just a group of individuals. I remind my children of this when there is a skirmish, but especially when there are chores to be done. Some of the time I get, "That's not my job!" or "Why do I have to do it?"

This week, though, I must say our team did a pretty great job. My husband had surgery which necessitated my being gone for most of the day at the hospital with him. My dear parents took care of my kids. When I brought my husband home that evening, my daughter had done nearly all the laundry. She knew it needed to be done and the team member that normally did it was not there, so she stepped in.

My husband was restricted on lifting, so our whole family went out to do the yard work that he normally does efficiently by himself. He did what he could while the rest of us were his "lifters". This is an example of working as a team for a common goal.

When my friends from Eternal Encouragement gave me a choice of several items to review for my Gabby Moms assignment, I jumped at the chance to review the Chores Bundle. I feel like I always need help on reinforcing our "team effort" on chores!

The truth is, I am still enjoying this product. I read all of the e-books, however I am still listening to the audios. Our "team" is not often quiet enough for me to listen to something!

I got so many neat ideas from the Chores bundle e-books. I loved seeing the sample chore lists and systems that Lorrie uses for her family. It was so helpful to see what I could expect of each age of child. I won't spoil it for you by telling you what is in the book, but here is what all is included:

  • Audios
    • God Blesses This House, But He Doesn't Clean It
    • God Blesses This House, But He Doesn't Organize It
    • 12 Super Simple Time-Saving Tips
    • Cheerful Children and Challenging Chores
  • E-Books
    • Neat and Tidy Tried and True Organization Tips
    • Turn Housework Into Fun and Games!
  • E-Booklet
    • Keep It Clean and Toxin-Free
This bundle is over a $100 value and usually sells for a quarter of that. However, you can have a chance to win your own copy! It's not too often that Eternal Encouragement gives the items to us Gabby Moms and to one of our readers as well. All you have to do to enter is click through to this giveaway form let them know where you heard about the giveaway. This giveaway will end Thursday, May 31 at 9:00 P.M. EST. The winner will be announced June 1st.

Hope you win!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the giveaway item for review purposes and received no other compensation for the review. All opinions are mine.

1 comment:

  1. I don't just want, I NEED a copy! In fact, I think I will buy it if I don't win :) sarasmith43050 at yahoo dot com