Over this last year I look back and realize I've done a heckuva lot of work. Full time college student, homeschooling four kids, part time writing jobs, and all the regular stuff it takes to be a mom and wife. So for the year 2011 I'm learning the art of delegation. Now my kids have always had chores to some degree but I'm ramping it up a bit. Unfortunately the stay at home mom bit (for this mom at least) meant that I did a lot of it myself. But knowing that I can't do it all has left me looking around to find four able bodied kids with TOO MUCH time on their hands. The perfect people to help this mom with NOT ENOUGH time on her hands. So I found this great site that lest you customize your own chore list for FREE. I wrote down all the household cleaning and maintenance duties for the week and divided them up between the four kids. I kept the few areas that I like to deep clean for myself (bathrooms), and then settled that I was going to have to lower my standards a bit. The payoff means a generally tidy house all week long. I'm willing to adjust my standards for that. So if you're interested in setting up your own chore list, here's the site where you can make your own.
My Motto this year is "If we all live here than it's OUR dirt. Now grab a broom and help your Mom."