The reason for the book was simple. Ladies frequently asked Mom how she got everything done, and they especially wanted to know how she had time to sew matching outfits for the girls when she was a homeschooling mom of eight. She shared her schedule with them, but there was so much more to her schedule than just activities in a time block. Then she would write little sticky notes to explain this or that. One day, Mom told Dad that it would be easier to write a book than to write all those notes. Mom wasn’t serious, but Dad’s “I think you should,” was the beginning. Thus, Managers of Their Homes (MOTH) was born. Twenty-four busy moms tested the book, and since it worked for them, we prayed it would work for others.
Now, 15 years later, MOTH is a mainstay Titus2 product, and we have boxes of testimonies and countless e-mails from moms around the world that the book transformed their lives through time management. The unique, color-coded Scheduling Kit that accompanies the book is hands-on and has allowed moms to create their personal family’s schedule.
Memories of those early days included collating the first printing of Scheduling Kits by hand, going to the print shop to compile books and Scheduling Kits, shipping books out, and embarking on our first ministry trip in January 2000. We were excited, and we are still excited.
We praise our merciful Lord and Savior for entrusting Titus2 to our family. Thank you for rejoicing with us! We look forward to many more years.
Sarah for the family
“I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.” Psalms 89:1
Sometimes we’re asked about what we do for exercise so I decided to give you an idea of what we did for a workout recently. This one was, however, a bit unusual. Normally the girls exercise together and the guys also are a team, but on this day we decided to join up for a special workout.
We had six stations and worked to complete as many repetitions as possible during the time period. The timer was set to loop through a 45 second interval and when it went off each of us rotated to the next station in clockwise order.
3 Rounds for reps:
Medicine ball clean (can be subbed for weighted or regular squats)
Box jumps (20″)
We enjoy our time together: whether it’s sharing at conferences, working on projects, or yes, gasping for breath as we exercise. Team Maxwell!
“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.” Psalms 133:1
If the Lord brings a wife for me at some point and then gives us children, I would love for us to homeschool them. Here’s why:
The Bible tells us to “teach [God’s commandments] diligently unto thy children”. Homeschooling allows us to carry out everything in this verse as best as we can. Deuteronomy 6:7, “And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.”
We could provide quality academics. For one example, I would like my children not to be part of the significant percentage of high school graduates who don’t know how to read.
We could use Christian-based, educational materials that do not teach evolution and other godless ideologies that usually permeate secular textbooks and instruction. I have a friend who attends public school (in another part of the country) and has told me some of the unbiblical and ungodly things that are being taught in his school.
The home is a sheltered environment that affords protection from worldly influences such as coarse language and potentially undesirable behavior among classmates.
I would have no concerns about my children being bullied as is prevalent on school campuses.
They would be physically safe in our home from mentally deranged individuals preying on groups of defenseless children.
We could guide their behavior. From my observation of child-training, immediate and consistent direction is far better than when it is delayed and inconsistent.
“Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons’ sons;”
Several people asked about the recipe for Poppy Seed Loaves. We posted it in December 2010, and you can see it in that blog post. Also, if you’re interested in a recipe or just would like to search by keyword on the blog, you can use the search feature on the lower right. It’s at the very bottom under all the previous years and categories. Or, if you prefer, click on a category, such as recipes, to explore the posts in that category.
“How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth.” Psalms 119:103