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Steady Days: A Journey Toward Intentional, Professional Motherhood Paperback – December 31, 2009
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"We're all busy. We all wish we had more time to spend with our children. And we wish the time spent with our children was less harried, more meaningful, and more playful. Steady Days helps you achieve those goals. Read this wonderful book--it's worth it, for you and your children!" --Jennifer Trainer Thompson, author of The Joy of Family Traditions: A Season-by-Season Companion to 400 Celebrations and Activities
"Jamie Martin has mapped out an honest and personal approach to managing the complexities of modern family life. Her thoughtful and understanding manner will have parents and caregivers alike wanting to learn more about her ideas for building a steady and loving family." --Rae Grant, author of Crafting Fun: 101 Things to Make and Do with Kids and Cooking Fun: 121 Simple Recipes to Make with Kids
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She's blessed to be called Mommy by her biological son and her two internationally adopted children and loves sipping cups of tea with her British husband.
Jamie blogs at www.simplehomeschool.net, where she's been writing since 2010 about mindful parenting, global mindset, education, and the joy found in a pile of books.
Top Customer Reviews
So, last week while I was perusing Amazon, "Steady Days" kept popping up on my recommended books list. On a complete whim, I put it in my cart and then ordered it. When it arrived, I was still very skeptical. This book had the potential of ruining my life and making me do things that I didn't want to do. For whatever reason, I picked it up before any of the other books (that I was much more excited about) and started reading.
One of the first thing I read as I flipped through the book was this,
"Some people think that if they become organized, they will lose their spontaneity and passion for living. Because they really value these qualities, they think they must accept their disorganization in order to maintain their free spirit. This doesn't have to be the case. Having a flexible structure helps you enjoy spontaneity. If you have taken the time to be organized in the things that matter most, then you will not feel behind.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am an avid reader and mother of five and couldn't even finish it. I found myself eye rolling. The author obviously has very little understanding of personality types and... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Natural mama
I will admit that by the time I found this book, I felt little hope in ever having a calmer or less chaotic homelife. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Patty
A little book with a big punch. Love this, and have read it many times over the past few years, always taking away something new. Highly recommendPublished 13 months ago by Kelli Page
I have really enjoyed reading this book from cover to cover and using it as a reference when I feel like I need a refresher on how to keep focused on the important things in my... Read morePublished on February 6, 2014 by Anonymous
I'm not clueless when it comes to organizing or being a mother, but this book has definitely helped me quite a bit more in so many areas of parenting. Love it.Published on March 12, 2013 by Jherika
Finding your way, figuring out how you're going to do this thing called motherhood, well, it's really hard. Read morePublished on March 6, 2013 by Amazon Customer
....and boring. It's almost like it was written for mothers 15 years ago. Don't waste your money. If you must read it, get it at the library.Published on October 4, 2012 by Laura
I am a stay at home mom of two little boys (one and three years old). While I treasure my time at home with them, I know it will fly by before I know it. Read morePublished on February 16, 2012 by Momof2