Home Management: Plain and Simple
By Kim Brenneman
More than a house, it’s a place for rest, restoration, and relationship. For families with children, it’s a place for care, learning, and belonging. Managing a busy home has 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, bill paying and so much more!
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 your home skills
- Discovering time for your hobbies
- Keeping a positive attitude and remaining flexible
- Fitting in exercise
- Life with babies
- Shopping skills, with children!
- Even more planning, sorting, prioritizing
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What do others think?
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.
Home Management: Plain and Simple Workbook
Companion workbook for Home Management: Plain and Simple
This workbook is for moms who want a plan for making the best days even better.
In this 13-week workbook, designed to be used with the book Home Management: Plain and Simple, you will go from feeling overwhelmed to feeling competent, and you will experience order and peace as you create a smoothly running home. Get past the struggle of no knowing what to do next and find more time and freedom in your day.
If you feel like life is passing by too quickly and you aren’t able to enjoy the fleeting moments with your children, then relax and stop feeling rushed as you put the principles learned in this workbook into practice.
Creating a beautiful homelife is achievable with the reflection, journaling, and step-by-step action plans for each area of your home management. Each week includes small goals to work on and doing the workbook in a group setting will create accountability. Learn how to balance household duties and joyfully guide your children throughout their day.
See what they’re saying.
I was unprepared to be a SAHM/homemaker. I feel like the workbook gave me the tools to be successful and do it joyfully.
Sara O.Mom to Five under Five
Just knowing how to have systems in place and having an idea of what to tackle and how frequently is great. The workbook taught me how to do a little bit of work now to keep the whole house manageable.
Cassie N.Mom to Two
I was able to work through each section in great detail, writing down projects, prayers, goals, and processes. The workbook gave me enthusiasm and accountability to work through the mental block I had regarding managing my home/schedule.
Daphney C.Mom to Eight
I am loving using the home management binder that we made. I have been making more of an effort at scheduling my days. This definitely keeps me focused.
Yvonne M.Mom to Ten
The little things, like having a tidier home, can make a big difference. The workbook has transformed my daily home life.
Did you know that there is a course that incorporates everything you will learn in the book and help you gain peaceful confidence in your home management skills?!