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Desperate Households: How to Restore Order and Harmony to Your Life and Home
Desperate Households How to Restore Order and Harmony to Your Life and Home Author:Kathy Peel Through her own personal stories and the stories of women and families with whom she’s worked doing Family Manager Makeovers, Kathy Peel helps women navigate the seven areas of life that can cause feelings of desperation. The book
Entertains the reader with some light-hearted humor
Inspires the reader as she learns that God car... more »es about the details of her life and wants to meet her and empower her at her points of desperation
Equips the reader to take steps in her own home and personal life that will make a huge difference in her family’s--and her own--quality of life
Describes the seven areas of home life that can become out of control
Features stories from Kathy’s life about her own points of desperation and how God has met her in those points, as well as stories from other women
Offers spiritually based solutions to practical problems
THE SEVEN AREAS OF POTENTIAL DESPERATION
Home & Property--overseeing the maintenance and care of all tangible assets, including belongings, house and its surroundings, and your vehicles
Food--meeting the family’s daily food and nutritional needs of your family
Family & Friends--dealing with relational responsibilities as a parent and spouse, and with extended family, friends, and neighbors
Finances--managing the budget, bill-paying, saving, investing, and charitable giving
Special Events--planning and coordinating occasions--birthdays, holidays, vacations, garage sales, family reunions, and celebrations--that fall outside one’s normal routine
Time & Scheduling--managing the family calendar and daily schedule; dispatching the right people to the right place at the right time with the right equipment
Self-Management--caring for one’s body, nurturing the mind and spirit
Ruth (NewRuth) reviewed Desperate Households: How to Restore Order and Harmony to Your Life and Home on
Helpful Score: 2
The quotes at the beginning of each chapter are the best part of this book. They're from various sources, from Benjamin Franklin to the Bible. The other good part is the idea of being a Family Manager, which changed some ways that I view homemaking.
The author heavily promotes her business of Certified Family Manager Coaches throughout the book, and uses many case studies from her business.
Overall, I thought that this book lacked depth. If you are choosing one book on home management, I'd recommend that you look elsewhere. If this is one of many, you may pull a few good ideas from it.