- Hardcover: 312 pages
- Publisher: Vision Forum, Inc.; 2012 2nd Ed edition (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 (82 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #470,905 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Large Family Logistics Hardcover – September 2, 2010
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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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This book provides the groundwork (self-care and systems) necessary to start regaining order in the family, and it also has lots of common-sense helpful tips for those of us whose life situations may have diluted our intuition or derailed our initial attempts to pull our families together in an organized and peaceful manner.
I know that some other reviewers said that they felt judged or that her approach was perhaps too fundamental or strict, but I actually came away feeling empowered and NOT judged. As for stay at home versus working, homeschooling or not (personally, I bring in half our income and homeschool one child of four, so we have a mixed life situation) these methods can all be adapted to any life circumstance. I like that her systems are not rigid and don't require more than a piece of paper, a pen, and some self-discipline. Once upon a time a long time ago I tried using fly lady and felt incredibly frustrated by it.
As someone who grew up with a mom who did it all, many of these concepts and common sense tips are things that I did not learn, so this book has plugged many of the knowledge gaps that existed previously. A such, I believe that this book will be an incredibly useful tool for me moving forward, so that I can create a loving and peaceful home environment for my family.
As for the size of the book, I definitely agree that it is a bit cumbersome - I purchased the hardcover version, so I'm not sure about the paperback. However, I will say that I found the blank pages to be incredibly helpful to use for notes and my own brainstorming as I read.
Ultimately, I would recommend this book to Christians or non-Christians. I don't think that the ideas presented in here are oppressive to women, and I found them helpful in dislodging the pervasive 'Mom-must-do-it-all' attitude that I picked up somewhere along the way.
For those picking this book up for the first time, I would suggest reading the introduction then both appendixes. It gives you a springboard. Then go to the areas you need the most help in and work out from there.
Enjoy and good luck!