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Note: As of 2017, The New Homemaker is an archive. The articles on the site are all original to TNH.

Ever wish you had two extra pairs of hands to help with the dishes and the dusting? You do have them! They are not attached to your body (at least not now) and they do not belong to your husband.

They are your children! But how does one get them to pitch in?

Get them used to it early
The first rule is to start young. Children are born wanting to explore every facet of life, even the mundane ones. They are wired for learning to become independent. Learning to care for their bodies and their surroundings is part of that.

Having babies is not for sissies
Why are many lactivists unwilling to sympathize with the formula-feeding mothers in their midst?