Large Family Logistics by Kim Brenneman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I currently have only 1 child, though I hope to fill my home with several more children over the next several years. And I'm drawn to book about home management and such (see my review of Home Comforts, and my reading of Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook). Though Brenneman's target audience is mother's of large broods, the principles she teaches are useful for anyone with children (and perhaps, someone who has no children?).
She walks the reader through organizing your week and your time in the most efficient way she has found leaving you time to spend with your children (or hobbies, etc). True, many of her suggestions include having older children doing something, but she acknowledges those only with "littles" which would also include someone without children.
In part 1, she discusses the foundational principle for what she does and how she does it. She also makes some assumptions about her readers: (1) you are breastfeeding your babies, (2) you are homeschooling your children. These are fairly easy to read over, though, just know that the assumptions undercurrent all her writing.
Overall, this was an excellent book, and I began implementing her ideas even before I finished the book. To see these changes, keeping visiting, I'll post about what I've done and am doing. Look for the tag Family Logistics.
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