Ask any homeschool mom what her biggest challenge is, and chances are she’ll say, “Getting everything done each day.” With so many responsibilities pulling us in all directions, our to-do lists include both schoolwork and housework. Finding that balance and getting a good meal on the table can be a daunting task. Doling out some of the workload not only teaches kids responsibility, but it also makes life less hectic for Mom.
Kids Helping in the Kitchen
Teaching kids some basic kitchen skills can help them become a real asset when it comes to meal preparation. We wouldn’t expect our kids to cook all the food, but since they are capable of a variety of tasks—even at a young age—why not let them learn to help? Kitchen tasks should not be seen as chores, but rather as life skills and as contributing to the family. Time in the kitchen has educational benefits as well, but the practical aspects of having everyone pitch in are valuable on their own.