Sometimes God sends you something that you didn't even know how badly you need it. That's what happened when I was sent the "Large Family Logistics: The Art and Science of Managing the Large Family
" by Kim Brenneman.
I would take a guess that I am not alone in my chaos of running a household with four children under seven. It is hard work. It is harder than I ever imagined going into Motherhood. The rewards are so worth it, and I feel incredibly blessed by my four children.
But things have barely been staying together in my household.
I was 11 when my Mom was diagnosed with Lupus. She was extremely sick off and on for years after that-only going in remission for a few years. Her energies were focused on homeschooling my sister, brother and I. Teaching me homemaking skills just was not possible for her. Once I was married and had my own home she began to see how much I struggled with tending my own home, and felt so bad. Organizing and homemaking skills comes very easily for my Mom and sister. To me-it is like a big jigsaw puzzle that is missing the picture on the box that shows you what it is supposed to look like.
The Large Family Logistics
book is the picture of the jigsaw for me. I wanted to sit and have a good cry just a few minutes after browsing through this book. Several other well known homemaking books sit on my shelf, but they have been to in depth and overwhelming for me to even plunge in and start their methods. This is not the case with The Large Family Logistics book. Kim has a way of lovingly encouraging you each step of the way while clearly laying out for you what step to take! With 47 chapters, she has not missed one area in your home that needs attention-in fact she has covered several topics that I wouldn't even think of!
Kim originally started writing this book for her daughters after she struggled keeping her own home running smoothly after marriage. After 9 children she seems to have figured out a fabulous system for keeping her household running well.
Taken from the back of the book:
"Amidst the hurly-burly of managing a busy home, moms have many tasks to tackle and obstacles to overcome: the laundry monster, household clutter and cleaning needs, caring for babies and little ones, menu planning and mealtime routines, town outings, homeschooling, bill paying-and so much more!
This sensible and straightforward how-to manual by Kim Brenneman is filled with step-by-step procedures, easy-to-understand organizational advice, and a myriad of tips and hints for managing a bustling home with greater efficiency in a way that honors God and builds up family relationships. An invaluable home management resource that will equip busy moms to get beyond survival mode and thrive!
Problem-Solving How-Tos Include:
Fit it All in a Day
Take Control of Clutter
Conquer the Laundry Monster
Homeschool a Large Family
Manage Your Family's Expenses
Train Older Children to Help Younger Children
Achieve Good Physical Health
And Much More!
Michelle Duggar even has put her stamp of approval on the book!
"Large Family Logistics has lots of helpful ideas to encourage moms to prioritize their lives and get their surroundings organized using creative methods. These tips will free up time and allow moms to stay focused on their children's hearts." -Quote from Michelle Duggar
This book would make a perfect baby shower gift, and I feel this is a must have book for every Mom! If you are in need of some godly encouragement, get this book. It will encourage your weary heart in big ways.
You can buy this book at Vision Forum for $24.00. Until November 20th you can get it 20% off when you use the code ALLONSALE, AND get flat rate shipping of $5.00! This book is the size of a college textbook, and shipping is not cheap on it. This is a great way to get it a little cheaper!
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