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Large Family Logistics Hardcover – September 2, 2010


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Vision Forum, Inc. (September 2, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934554499
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934554494
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.6 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #180,327 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Large Family Logistics has lots of helpful ideas to encourage moms to prioritize their lives and get their surroundings organized using creative methods. These tips will free up time and allow moms to stay focused on their children's hearts --Michelle Duggar of '19 Kids and Counting'

How I would have loved to have had a manual like this when I first started having children! Kim's eminently practical book offers real solutions to a multitude of the logistical issues of running a household, and these solutions apply whether you have a household of two or twenty! --Beall Phillips, mother of 8 and author of Verses of Virtue

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I have had a peek at the book here and there during rest times and baths.
Juliabee
Kim Brenneman does a great job sharing how SHE manages her home, and it is assumed that her method will work for you as well.
mrskatie
The How to Use This Book section encourages the reader to skip to a particular topic or read the book from cover to cover.
Lisa K

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130 of 131 people found the following review helpful By Lisa K on December 1, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I have always been intrigued by big families. Especially those that run like a fine tuned engine. Smooth and without troubles. Since it is my desire to have that sort of ease in my own smallish-large family, I was eager to read Large Family Logistics by Kim Brenneman. Surely if this mother of 9 has it down pat there must be something I can glean from her expertise.

I set my eyes upon this book for the holiday weekend. Thinking that I'd just skim its pages for "the really good stuff"'and take a few notes here and there. I wound up reading for most of my available free time and my few notes quickly turned into 9 pages of type written nuggets of gold. There was no skimming this book for me -- I had struck it rich with wisdom and encouragement!!

Large Family Logistics is 312 pages of unbelievably insightful, well written wealth of inspiration broken down into bite-sized topics. As a busy homeschooling mom myself, I so appreciate Brenneman's straight forward approach without all the fancy, flowery monologue.

The preface starts out with the author telling how her life was with just one child and struggling to get it all done in a day. I felt like she was telling my story!

The How to Use This Book section encourages the reader to skip to a particular topic or read the book from cover to cover. If you are "in dire straits, then you will want to go to the two appendixes and start with a detailed strategy of how to bail out of a big mess." If you chose this method, I do encourage you to go back and read the whole thing. There's too much great information/inspiration to miss!

The first part of the book is an in depth study of Proverbs 31:10-31. Normally, I feel pretty beat down after reading these verses.
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53 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Joyful Mama on December 3, 2010
Format: Hardcover
This book is a lifesaver and a Godsend!
As soon as I received it, I could not put it down. I have read other home management books and came away from them feeling overwhelmed with their less than practical information, but this book is different.

This book is geared toward homeschoolers, because the author is a homeschooling mother of 9, but has wonderful, practical information regardless. As a homeschooler myself, I appreciate the "nuts and bolts" approach to help me as there are only so many hours in a day! I've been getting more done each day than I have in years thanks to Kim Brenneman.
I wish I had had this book years ago. I was overwhelmed when my 6th child was born recently, but now I am empowered.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Allison McCune on March 11, 2011
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This is the first review Ive ever written. It will be quick. I LOVE this book. It is not too regimented. But just enough for a free spirit like me. It gives you the boundaries. I have 4 children, almost 5. My oldest is 13. We have homeschooled the entire time. I am amazed I am just figuring out how to order my days and its because of this book. I LOVE her idea (an old fashioned idea) of making each day a certain day. Laundry Day. Cleaning Day. Kitchen Day. Office Day. Town Day. Garden/Outside Day. And then the help with the cornerstones to make the day go ok. The morning routine, the evening routine and the afternoon routine. There is much more too. Its a pretty book and easy to read. Great job!!
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Mom of 6 on December 22, 2011
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This book should be called "Family Logistics" because, although especially helpful for large families, any sized family could benefit. This book has changed our family dynamics. Instead of me nagging my kids all day to clean up their messes, they can now look at their posted tasks and finish them, have them checked by me, and move on to play time! They know, as the book repeats, "we work before we play", so they're just expecting to work first. No begging or whining!! This has been the single most helpful book I have ever purchased. My frustration levels have gone way down, my home is much more pleasant and peaceful, and my six children are now a blessing rather than a chore (as was the former case due to my low expectations and lack of structure). This purchase, (along with a copy of Mo Leverett's CD, "Tender Mercies") have made a huge difference in our lives--- If you are frustred with a messy house, felling like you're working all day with little to show for it, or are not enjoying blessed fellowship with your children, then, YOU NEED THIS BOOK! The Holy Spirit has done a big work in me, showing me what is really important, and I want to share that experience with everyone.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By MamaM5 on June 11, 2011
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I am so happy that I bought this book. It has been such a great inspiration for me to get organized, implement systems, be a better helper for my husband, etc., etc.

It is interesting to me reading the negative reviews on this one....either because it's a Christian book and they didn't know it (maybe all Christian books should have a big huge cross on the front cover so there isn't any confusion?), or because moms of 25 kids already know how to do it all and this wasn't anything new to them (maybe they should be writing their own books, then?).

Anyway, my attempts at sarcasm aside, I really like her practical suggestions and her very specific details of ways to get the home life running more effectively. She writes as a mom who wasn't trained in the art of homemaking, and wanted to help others learn what she had to learn on her own-without all the trial & error. Even simple tips about the right way to do laundry were great for me! I have 4 kids, I have been married for 7 years, yes I think I know how to wash clothes. But, I learned some things that I didn't know that will help me to do laundry better and more efficiently! And this is the case throughout the book.

I feel like a younger Mom learning from a more experienced Mom, in that Titus 2 way. Love that! :)
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