Home–more than a house, a home is a place for rest, restoration, and relationship. For families with children, a home is a place for care, learning, and belonging.
Managing a busy home is a serious undertaking, with many tasks to face and obstacles to overcome: the laundry monster, household clutter and cleaning, caring for babies and little ones, menu planning and mealtime routines, town outings, bill paying–and so much more!
How To Solutions
This sensible and straightforward how-to manual is filled with systematic procedures, easy-to-understand organizational advice, with tips and hints for managing a bustling home with greater efficiency–all in a way that honors God and builds family relationships.
Home Management Plain and Simple is full of ideas to help families get organized using creative, yet simple methods. This practical book is a manual of tangible solutions and tips for household management that is applicable to all, no matter how many or what age groups are living in the home.
You and your family are unique.
Home Management Plain and Simple separates the needs of family members and the tasks of living in a home. It helps families to prioritize those needs, and build systems for managing the home so that the best days are better.
How-to guides included for:
- Fitting home management tasks into the day
- How to plan for smooth days
- Planning for interruptions
- Kitchen management
- Laundry management
- Family teamwork and how to teach and delegate chores
- Living joyfully and honoring our unique selves
- Creating a happy home full of grace and hope
- Minimize inefficiencies and save time
- Develop proficiency in home skills
- Discovering time for hobbies
- Keeping a positive attitude and remaining flexible
- Fitting in exercise
- Life with babies
- Shopping skills, with children!
- Even more planning, sorting, prioritizing
See what they’re saying.
Happy readers have a lot to say about Home Management Plain and Simple!
Within a week of receiving this book, every dish and every stitch of laundry was caught up, and I had indulged in TWO spa nights. With four kids under seven, my mind had been racing for as long as I’ve been a mother, and this book allowed me to let go of the anxiety and be happy again.
When you feel like you have more kids than arms, it is time to get this book. This book helps you play zone defense in your household a little better. It gives you ideas your mother never taught you. It helps you STREAMLINE managing your household. This book was written mainly for SAHM mothers, but it can apply to SAHD and working parents, too!!
This book is full of helpful advice, information, and systems for all households. This is one of the only books with advice for large, homeschooling family home management, but the book is equally applicable to small families. Every mother will find helpful advice for managing housekeeping, parenting, and homeschooling all at once!
This is lovely… a homemaking 101 for those of us who are ignorant… so many tips and great suggestions. Definitely going to be read over and over..
Get. This. Book. Just do it. Please. If you are struggling with time managements, feeling overwhelmed, kids out of control, chores never done, THIS BOOK WILL BLESS YOUR LIFE. And then you will give it to someone else and it WILL JUST KEEP ON BLESSING.
Interesting writing and a good read. I walked away with many great ideas. I felt encouraged and ready to find more efficient and creative ways to manage my home.
Are you curious about how Home Management Plain and Simple is different from my first book Large Family Logistics: The Art and Science of Managing the Large Family?
Read about the differences in this blog post.