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The Busy Mom's Guide to Simple Living: Creative Ideas and Practical Ways for Making the Most Out of What You Have

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Running a household these days can test your limits--and your patience! But there is another way. In this sensitive yet sensible volume, Jackie Wellwood offers creative and practical ideas for determining godly prirorities, blending responsibilities, and simplifying your life at home. Her understanding approach--full of homespun wisdom and anecdotes, and the shared frustra ...more
Paperback, 214 pages
Published June 23rd 1997 by Crossway Books
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Carolyn
Jan 28, 2010 rated it it was ok
Found this one in our church library and ended up skimming most of it. I thought it might a Christian version of Animal, Vegetable, Miracle but it was more a guide on how to live on very little money. I lost interest when she mentioned bathing less as a means of saving money (they also employ a small pool in their back yard for bathing needs - which helps them about 3 months of the year since this family living in the suburb next to Wheaton). There was some interesting bits on homeschooling, co- ...more
Lori
Dec 15, 2008 rated it liked it
Pretty basic advice from a homeschooling mother of 6 with the oldest only 10 at the time of her writing. She leans towards homesteading, but I always enjoy hearing about how others make it work even if I'm not willing to give up my air conditioning every other day (during a Texas summer?!...there's a reason nobody lived here before air conditioning)or limit my children's possessions to what can fit into a large Rubbermaid container.

The author is to be commended for making it work and her willing
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Rochelle
A simple book of suggestions on making things work better with kids. Written by a Christian, stay-at-home, homeschooling mother of 6, I find much common ground with the author. I love her example of incorporating the scriptures into their daily work, with the purpose of finding the true guidance that the Bible has to offer. This has helped me to identify some of our problems areas and determine solutions that are working for our family.
Cooksonmom
May 24, 2010 rated it it was ok
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Although I had to sift through all the religious advice (ugh!), I did find some of the book interesting. I would not recommend this to anyone.
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