Family Tasks: task management solution for every family

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Family Tasks is the story of a father of 3 and an entrepreneur, Jerome Serre. Like many families, we consider it paramount that our children participate in home chores. We share the belief that participating in home chores gives children a sense of responsibility and that it makes them value work. We started early with our children (when the eldest was 9 and the youngest 5) with a simple magnetic whiteboard on the fridge and magnets personalized with a photo of our children. 

The system was a huge success, and not only did we never have an argument over chores, but we soon realized that our children were proud of the system and were bragging about it to their friends (apparently some other systems generated frustration and anger to parents and/or children). Discussing with friends, we were surprised to discover that for some parents asking their children to help in setting the table or sweeping the floor would almost always trigger an argument, and that a lot of parents had renounced asking their children to help because they felt they would spend more energy asking than doing the chore themselves.

Was our system perfect? No. In particular, as children grew up, they wanted to have the information on their phones, not to have to go to the fridge. And for some tasks, like “Buy the bread”, you really prefer to know you’re in charge before you come home, not once you’ve arrived!

From a DIY to a product 

After analysing the flaws in the system we chose to digitize home chores with a super-simple task allocation and rotation web app, and to put it on a screen on the fridge so that anyone could see it at all times, even if they didn’t have a device.

The screen on the fridge became Dock Dock!, a kit which transforms any fridge into a Smart Fridge, and the web app became Family Tasks. Dock Dock! and Family Tasks can be used independently, but they really shine when used together. An Android App manages the tablet while it’s on the fridge, and displays shortcuts to apps or web apps for immediate access to most useful services… like Family Tasks. 

Family Tasks is a simple task management system which covers the 3 types of tasks which exist at home: rotations, days of the week, and one-time tasks. It can be accessed on any screen, and that’s it! The whole method for choosing and allocating tasks progressively in time is detailed on the Family Tasks website

What makes Family Tasks unique

1- Focus and simplicity: where other apps want to solve all family issues and sometimes become over-complicated, loaded with sometimes useless features, Family Tasks does only what it says: chore management for your children. But it does it well and super easily.

2- Family Tasks is based on the credo that everyone should participate at home unconditionally. Hence it doesn’t come with a rewarding system to the contrary of other solutions.

From early feedback, what parents seem to appreciate most is the simplicity and efficiency of the system. But don’t take our word for it, just give Family Tasks a try and see for yourself if it fits your family’s needs!

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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Lyosha
11 months ago

wow! awesome idea, perfect for big family, helps to keep everyone organized and also helps to realize how much people around you do (which often happens to me, like when I feel I am the only giving a sh*t which 1000% times is not right)

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11 months ago

Thank you for sharing this article, this is really a great way to interact with the family and the various tasks that arise in the process of family life.

Marjie Mare
Marjie Mare
11 months ago

That is an awesome idea. I am saving your post and I will start with that idea for the new year. Thank you for sharing.

Kristine Nicole Alessandra
Kristine Nicole Alessandra
11 months ago

I like this idea. I could only wish we had this when the kids were a whole lot younger. I will let my sister know about this. Her kids are both in their tweens and starting to “grow a world of their own,” which makes it difficult to make them do chores.

Joan
11 months ago

This is such a great idea and i think i really need something like this in my home because it always seems to be full of chaos at different times of the day.

LuciWest
11 months ago

That is so clever to use the technology that kids grow up with these days to motivate and track their participation in home chores.

Nina
11 months ago

Great idea, showing clever ways to interact with your family and family life.

Lori Bosworth
11 months ago

I agree that it’s important to get kids participating in family chores at a young age. Family Tasks sounds like the perfect app for that!

Maysz
11 months ago

Wow, such a nice idea it’s so important having a Family Task to learn how to manage and organize things. This simple idea would help a lot on how to work and accomplish things 🙂

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