Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Book Review---Homeschooling at the Speed of Life

I have just taken the last few days and read thru Marilyn Rockett's new book, Homeschooling at the Speed of Life. It is an easy read but it is stuffed FULL of encouragement and help for a weary Mom who thinks that having a perfect house and "perfect" educated kids at the same time is an attainable goal. It is an attainable goal with functional neatness, an FSharp filing system and SOS days(Salvage our Sanity)!! (read the book to find out more!)

Marilyn gives practical advice along with Biblical guidance to help Moms get organized to get things done so that they can enjoy their families. She lets you know how to earn your “PhD” (Praying for Help Daily!) for life!

She takes the time to lay a foundation of organizational principles and then goes on in the following chapters in giving steps to develop a peaceful well organized home. A home where training children life skills, keeping the paper clutter to a minimum, family life, and regular record keeping are possible without having to be a “SuperMom”! One might even be able to be hospitable and enjoy the company of others in their home without feeling embarrassed over the state of their house.

At the end of each of the 10 chapters, Marilyn makes you stop and think and evaluate your life. She asks questions to guide you in helping you apply the encouragement that she presented in the chapter. She also gives you Bible references to look up, mediate on, and then pray to ask God for help in those areas where you need it. She also makes it very clear that balancing everything can only be done with God’s strength and not just your own.

The book comes with a CD full of useful organizational tools (forms) for you to use to help get organized and able to achieve your goals of homeschooling and keeping an orderly home.

I am definitely recommending this book to other moms who ask me how I manage homeschooling along with the rest of life. Or for those moms who are just starting out on the homeschooling journey, who need the reassurance that you can homeschool and keep up with everyday details at home with the key of balance.

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