“This fam­ily does not func­tion with­out ev­ery­one shoul­der­ing some of the load.”

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“I make the girls do ev­ery­thing them­selves. In the morn­ings, they are re­spon­si­ble for eat­ing break­fast, pack­ing their lunches and mak­ing sure their home­work is in their back­packs. I say: ‘School is your job. It’s your re­spon­si­bil­ity.’ I don’t have the brain ca­pac­ity to re­mem­ber ev­ery­one’s

de­tails any­more, so it’s on them. They also do their own laun­dry, empty the dish­washer, set the ta­ble and help make din­ner. Even the 5-year-old is train­ing!”

Five-year-old Ben helps bring in the re­cy­cling.

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