My days as mother and wife have been for the most part unscheduled and utter chaos more than I’d like to admit. I guess you could call me a “fly by the seat of the pants” type of gal. Well, until three weeks ago.
Although living spontaneously without a plan can be fun, it doesn’t always work out well for moms. Somehow we end up overworked and stressed with nothing to show for our day.
About a month ago, I was introduced to Managers of Their Homes, A Practical Guide to Daily Scheduling for Christian Homeschool Families. I immediately thought to myself, “I need that!”
Besides writing reviews for MDR, I am a stay-at-home homeschool mama to three little blessings. Although some days, I don’t feel blessed! I’ve learned through Managers of Their Homes that children need structure and scheduling gives them direction. This is the reason my days have been so chaotic – lack of structure!!
“A mother who is unorganized with her time is often burdened and discouraged.” ~ Teri Maxwell
After reading Managers of Their Homes, I’ve come to realize that EVERYONE can benefit from this book! Seriously, chapter after chapter I would become teary eyed thinking “I’m not alone!”
For those of you who are organized somewhat and scheduled, I have to say good job! As for the rest of you (who are like me) you don’t know what you’re missing!
Having the wisdom and knowledge to schedule your time is key to being a better manager of your home.
In Managers of Their Homes you will glean advice and training from Steve and Teri Maxwell. The Maxwell’s have homeschooled their children for over 20 years and managed a large family successfully with God’s direction through daily scheduling.
Managers of Their Homes includes a Scheduling Kit and step by step instruction on how to create your own schedule. You will also find several sample schedules in the Appendix to inspire you with new ideas.
Managers of Their Homes Topics:
- Why Schedule?
- The Key to Successful Scheduling
- Scheduling Children’s Days
- Scheduling School
- Scheduling and Babies
- Scheduling Chores
- Scheduling in the Kitchen
- Scheduling for Priorities
- Planning for the School Year
- Scheduling Summer
- Challenges to Scheduling
- Interruptions to a Schedule
- Putting the Schedule Together
- Implementing a Schedule
- Questions and Answers
- Choosing to Schedule
- Managers of “His” Home (A Chapter for Dads)
Implementing a schedule has made our days more proficient, but more importantly it has brought peace to our home. I don’t have to play the 50 questions game any longer because my children know what to expect from day to day.
It hasn’t been easy. It is a work in progress, however, one that is well worth the effort. I used to think my days were too full to accomplish necessary tasks. I went from not enough hours in the day to WOW, we have extra time available!
Managers of Their Homes is filled with brilliant tips that will make your home run smoother, your life easier, and your attitude sweeter.
“Her children rise up and call her blessed, her husband also, and he praiseth her.” ~ Proverbs 31:28