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The Fringe Hours by Jessica N. Turner
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Do you ever feel like you don’t have enough time to do the things you really love? Women especially tend to put their family and others ahead of themselves and never find time for what is really important to them and discover their passion – what God created them to do.
In The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You by Jessica N. Turner, the author explores ways women can find the time. She talks about letting go of things that aren’t important, finding pockets of time spent on other things and focusing on what is important to you.
The author is a blogger and I’m pretty sure I added this book to my list because another blogger I follow recommended it. The author takes a survey of women as a basis for her book and puts the survey results at the end.
While the book has a lot of common sense ideas that many busy women and mother might already be doing, it is overall a good reminder about using your time wisely. There are pockets of time everywhere – waiting at a doctor’s office, waiting at the school pick-up line, in the early and late hours of the day when the children are asleep or job demands aren’t calling. They can be used to do things you love so that your life is enriched if used purposely.
The author mentions that she likes to write notes to people. So, she keeps notecards in her car, purse and any other place she might catch herself waiting so she can spend that time writing a note. She also tries to wake up early to get things accomplished before the children wake up. Another idea is to do something you love, like read or craft, after the children go to bed at night instead of watching TV.
You have to take care of yourself to take care of others. You need to take the time to find out what your passions are and how you can spend time on them. It doesn’t mean to not take care of the things that need to be taken care of, but it does mean that sometimes a perfectly clean house is not as important as inviting a friend over for coffee – she’ll love you and not even notice the mess.
I would recommend this book for any busy woman or mother. This would make a good book to read for a mom’s group book club or women’s Bible study/small group. As the ideas are presented, the group could discuss them and hold each other accountable.
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Reading Progress

March 22, 2015 – Shelved
March 22, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
August 5, 2015 – Started Reading
August 12, 2015 – Finished Reading
August 26, 2015 – Shelved as: books-i-ve-reviewed

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