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Home Management Strategies (Kindle edition)
Learn top-notch home management strategies from a homemaking expert: scores of techniques to make getting through your school day and home-life easier, more productive, and happier. Tips to vault you over glitches, snags, disorder and head knockers. Tips that every woman wishes her mother and a whole string of great-grandmothers had passed on to her—but most didn’t. You’ll learn how to vaporize that overwhelmed feeling. With these tips you’ll run your home with confidence, because you’ll be capable. Grab these ideas and you’ll gain confidence and capability in the place where it matters most—the home.
This is the version for the Kindle reader. This content is also available as a printed booklet and as an ebook, and is included in the larger published book and Kindle eBook, Teachers’ Secrets and Motherhood Savvy for Homeschoolers.
Kindle file size: 367KB. Approximately 81 pages. Published February 2013. ISBN: 978-0-9882835-6-5. Once you have purchased this and downloaded the file to your computer, email it to your dedicated Kindle email address. If you don’t know what that is, go into your Kindle managing account on Amazon.com to ascertain your Kindle email address.
A reader’s review of this Kindle book:
Mrs. Webb of New Jersey called this book “useful, practical, challenging, a must read,” and wrote, “This little book is chock-full of almost all you could need to become more efficient, more passionate, and more successful in running your home smoothly. I have read a lot of books on parenting, organization, and homeschooling. A LOT. Many of these are books that blow around a slew of sunshine theories, which disintegrate under the real pressures of daily life - at least under the pressures of my life, anyway. This book, however, is different.
What I most appreciate about this book, and the others of Renee Ellison’s, is the very straightforward approach. Ellison provides extremely practical solutions with simple, straight-shooting reasoning behind her ideas. Quite honestly, it left me feeling challenged and refreshed and excited, but most of all, I felt valued; as a mom of five kids who is a wife, a mother, a chief cook and bottle washer, and a homeschool teacher, it’s all I can do to hold my day together - even though I follow routines and strive for an organized life. But having a home where six out of seven people are home, doing life, all day every day creates a lot of mess, learning, arguing, and the need for constant character and heart checks (not to mention the family life that happens in the evening when Dad gets home). So, I really appreciate that Ellison gets right to the point, ministers directly to the hearts of the mamas, and leaves you feeling like your toolbox is full. It’s as though she has valued me by valuing my time.
The points are so straight and clear, so filled with nuggets of wisdom, that I pulled out a notebook to take some notes, so I could have a quick reference. For example, Ellison opens this book with Home Management Strategy #1: Stay near your fuel. Even though I knew this, the way in which she explains her take on this concept was truly enlightening for me. Into my Moleskine notebook it went. Another Moleskine-worthy tidbit was in reference to our homes and the systems that run them. She discusses how vital our view of our homes is to how we run them. Um, is this woman in my head? While I KNOW my home is so much more than a crash landing pad, we do tend to get stuck in the chaos-rut of just existing, just getting by. There is ever so much more written in my little notebook, but the final note I’ll let you in on is from Ellison’s view of TV/media in the home. She talks about how exhausted mamas often are just so desperate for a break that they switch on the tv out of pure need. But then “our need becomes their addiction.” UGH. Yes, that. That. Even with all the screen time limits I set, that hit home. Ouch.
For many more soul-convicting zingers, buy and read this book. It’s useful, needful stuff. ... Overall, this book has given me scores of practical ideas that I can implement right away. I love it. Do yourself a favor and check it out.”