Check out these three posts:
Dare to Disciple's A Wonderful Life
I too always enjoy housework and cooking more when I include C. She likes to dump and stir ingredients. She likes to put away clean silverware. She likes to help move laundry from the hamper to the washer, from washer to the dryer and from the dryer to the laundry basket. She likes to sweep and will get out the broom (or a whisk, tee hee) on her own.
To Parent as One Who Has Been Richly Forgiven's Story of John Law and John Grace
A clear presentation of the concept of a grace that doesn't lower the standard but instead helps to achieve the high standard.
Hand in Hand Parenting's piece on Holiday Meltdowns
Explains why tantrums and meltdown happen more frequently during the holiday season and what to do about it -- these seven words say it all: "Hold the limit and love the child."