Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Large Family Logistics

About eight years ago I had three children, ages three years and under. I was far away from family and since we are a military family I was just developing friendships in the area we were living in at the time. I was treading water trying to keep up with the kids, cooking, cleaning and everything else there was to do. About that time I found Kim Brenneman's blog Large Family Logistics. It was such a blessing to me as I implemented the tips and routines she suggested. Things became much more manegable around the house!

I was so excited last year when her book Large Family Logistics finally came out! My kids gave it to me for Christmas knowing that I was wanting it. Between morning sicknesses, new babies, and moves I had lost many of the routines that I had found so helpful and forgotten many of the tips. Opening her book was like getting together with an old friend that had not been seen in quite some time! I've been enjoying going through her book and re-learning, putting many of these things back in place with the routines that we did manage to keep.

Her book was so easy to read. It is well laid out and does not even need to be read from cover to cover. Just open it to the chapter that you need to work on. Now that we are settled in our new house I'm working my way through the areas in the book such as Laundry day, Kitchen day, office day etc. We had routines in place but they can always use some tweaking and this was a chance for a fresh start! I'll post later about what we are doing for our routines in each area.

4 comments:

  1. I read this book about 3 months ago and it changed my life! Literally! It has been such a godsend, I would highly recommend it!

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  2. One of the best books I've ever read!

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  3. I have this book too.
    I bought it this summer....I need to dig it back out!
    Thanks for the reminder!

    Peace and Blessings,
    Georgiann

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  4. Well, I'm sold!!! I have been thinking about buying this book (didn't even realize she had a blog!!!!) for a few months now. I have 5 children, 8 and under, and run our business (mostly from home) with my husband. Oh, and of course we homeschool. I have been feeling like I am drowning lately!
    I had no idea where to turn for advice on how to stay afloat in the abyss of "things to do" from someone who truly knows what my day-to-day life actually looks like. I love the color coded towel idea! We have the hooks, but you are right, no one ever remembers what towel was theirs last bath day.
    Thank you!

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