If there is one thing I wish I had learned as a kid it would be the true value of money because it is something far too many of us only learn as an adult. I love this story of a mom who took lessons she learned from the workforce home to her kids and how her kids are now reaping the rewards of those lessons.

Can I apply for this job, mom?  Kids washing a car outside - Kids Activities Blog
Mom, can we apply to wash the car?

Mom Has Kids Apply for Chores

That is why I love this brilliant mom’s idea…

This Mom Made Her Kids ‘Apply’ For Household Chores and She is My Hero!

Related: Chores list for kids

Shaketha McGregor is a mom of 3 that came up with a solution to her kids earning the things they want.

Kids Can Fill Out a Job Application

Her solution: applying for household jobs around the house.

She decided to accept applications for various household chores that her kids could “apply” to and earn money. She even held interviews in “Mom’s Room”.

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Credit: Shaketha Marion McGregor

Kids Can Apply for Posted Jobs

Jobs included:

“Kitchen Manager” “Lead Housekeeper” and “Laundry Supervisor”.

Mom Has a Credit Union

She even had a sign that said:

Mom’s Credit Union

Let mom start you off with a line of credit to help build your allowance as well as character! Making on time contributions around the house can pay off big time.

Other Parents Weigh In

And when other parents saw this, they praised her for it and honestly, how could they not?

screenshot of responses to the chore applications

This is a seriously brilliant idea and I am totally trying it with my kids! Kuddos mama!

What Happened Next?

We first wrote about this story several years ago and good things have come to Shaketha Marion. She hosts a parenting podcast called The Mommy Talk and has a book out, Sly the Fox and the Final Shot. Follow her on IG as @IamShaketha for more updates.

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