Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Sharing Chores



Battle over housework breeds stress

How to be a good House Husband


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      Figure out a daily routine. If you have children to tend to, include their activities in your routine. Determine when the ironing, vacuuming, waking the kids and walking the dog should occur during the day. Figure in drive-time to kids activities and wait time for school drop-off and pick-up.
    • 2
      Write your routine in a daily planner, up to a month in advance. Include medical appointments, play dates and field trips that you're attending.
    • 3
      Read your daily planner each night before you go to bed, so you know what to expect the next day. Read your daily planner each morning so you don't miss something. Follow your written schedule and complete each task.
    • 4
      Clean on a regular basis. Vacuum, dust and wipe off bathroom vanities at least a few times a week, if not daily. Scrub toilets, tubs and sinks at least once a week, more often if they need it. Do the laundry as needed, which includes sorting, washing, drying, folding and putting it away.
    • 5
      Maintain the household budget. Manage the mail, pay the bills and respond to party invitations.
    • 6
      Write a weekly menu and grocery shop according to the plan. Cook homemade, healthy meals and prepare healthy snacks for the family. The occasional pizza or quick fast-food meal is fine, but don't rely on them for most of your meals.
    • 7
      Stay busy. Do not play video games, watch television or surf the web unless it's on your daily planner and you've completed your other responsibilities. As a house husband, your job is to maintain the household and keep it running smoothly.


Read more: How to Be a Good House Husband | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_7382451_good-house-husband.html#ixzz2Ans7gLf5

Jane Rekas

LCSW, CHt

Jane Rekas is a Licsensed Clinical Social Worker at Turtle Dove Counseling and Hood River DBT, Certified Hypnotist at Hood River Hypnosis, Reiki Master at Rekas Reiki, Astrologer at Astrological Counsel, and Seasonal Color Analyst at Expressing Your Truth.

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