- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (December 17, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1414316208
- ISBN-13: 978-1414316208
- Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.1 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,615,672 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Top Customer Reviews
Kathy Peel, America's Family Manager, offers practical advice and solutions for families seeking to create a climate of order and productivity within their homes.
Kathy provides helpful guidelines for the Seven Family Manager Departments -
* Time and Scheduling
* Home and Property
* Menus and Meals
* Family and Friends
* Special Events
Each chapter is filled with ideas, tips, encouragement, and helpful charts for delegating family responsibilities as well as planning and journaling short and long term family goals.
The Busy Couple's Guide to Sharing the Work and the Joy, is a wonderful resource on the art of family management. I really enjoyed reading this book and gleaned helpful tips and ideas to implement within my own household.
Review Disclaimer: Tyndale House Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of this resource for review purposes.
I particularly enjoyed hearing from Bill when he appeared in various chapters. Unlike magazine articles that want to tell you what men are thinking or how they feel, this book actually has a well expressed male perspective.
I highly recommend this book if you are looking to establish a bit more balance in your life and in your marriage.
Disclosure: I received this book from the Tyndale Blog Review network in exchange for my unbiased review of the book.
Yes, I am married to my housekeeping opposite. I am the messy one. My hubby is the neat and organized one. We're still working through that one.
And I was intrigued because #1 - "sharing the work" is not really what we're going for here and #2 - "sharing the joy" sounds fabulous!
I am the one staying home and my husband is in the middle of medical school. Of course, I am going to be doing SIGNIFICANTLY more of the work at home and THAT IS HOW I WANT IT. Not that he doesn't do anything here, but I do not expect him to do laundry, clean the house, cook, etc. He takes wonderful care of our finances, cars, house, etc.
And after reading, that is the point of this book. Communication. Playing to strengths and weaknesses. Having a plan, but being flexible.
"Sharing the work" looks different for every couple, so this book has lots of workbook type features for couples to sit down and figure out their situation together - questionnaires, schedules, lists and so on.
And lots of advice from both the author, Kathy Peel, and her husband Bill. Little tips are here and there throughout the book. Lots of personal experience is shared. And faith is at the center of it all.
The book is all about "creating a smoothly running, low-stress home" and who doesn't want that? I WANT THAT!
Now, I will admit that some couples have this all figured out - so if you consider yourself an organized family, you probably don't need this book.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The Busy Couple's Guide to Sharing the Work & the Joy offers solutions to dozens of household challenges busy couples face, and offers keys to understanding how better to share... Read morePublished on June 16, 2010 by Midwest Book Review
This book is a step-by-step guide for busy couples. The author, Kathy Peel, and her husband Bill give practical easy to follow advice. Read morePublished on March 4, 2010 by Denise G. Evanoff
He works long hours. So does she. They share a home, children and married life--yet they are housekeeping opposites. Read morePublished on January 20, 2010 by Melinda P
Kathy Peel in her book seeks to help a person manage the life of their family and to share the responsibilities of the family among all the members. Read morePublished on January 11, 2010 by Casey Stertz
The first book I get to review for the Tyndale Blog Network is Kathy Peel's The Busy Copule's Guide to Sharing the Work & the Joy. Read morePublished on January 11, 2010 by Joshua Morgan
This book is fantastic! And I say that for a lot of reasons. The fact that both hubby and I like it amazing for one. The second part is that Kathy speaks our language. Read morePublished on January 10, 2010 by Amazon Customer
The word is Busy! We are all busy, no matter if you work a job outside the home, or you homeschool like me. My life has just seemed to get busier and busier. Read morePublished on January 6, 2010 by Kindle Customer
The Busy Couple's Guide to Sharing the Work and the Joy was not at all what I expected. I did expect tips on how to manage the household as a married couple, but this went beyond... Read morePublished on January 5, 2010 by Mandy