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The Revised Managers of Their Homes for Pre-Order

I’m thrilled to share with you the Titus2 project we’ve been hard at work since spring.

Managers of Their Homes
Managers of Their Homes

Completely revised! What resource could be better than Managers of Their Homes to bring families peace and order? The answer is the newly revised Managers of Their Homes!

Managers of Their Homes has been thousands of moms’ go-to resource for the past 17 years. But with time, comes even more experience besides our own and the pilot families who tested it out. We’ve gained new insights that we realized were vital to include in this treasured book.

Each chapter has been extensively revised and more helpful tips added. You’ll also find a special chapter on how to schedule when a mom faces health challenges or is on bedrest. Plus, what good is a schedule if you can’t make it run smoothly? Schedules ARE stress-busters, but you need the proper tools to make it that way. So with that in mind, we’ve given practical help on implementing despite the challenges you face. In addition, the chapter on putting your schedule together with the included Scheduling Kit gives an optional route if you choose to subscribe to the online scheduling software (ScheduleBreeze).

The book’s new design and format makes for a super easy and comfortable read. Grab your revised copy of Managers of Their Homes now!

Special pre-order bonus now through December 2nd: receive both volumes of Just Around the Corner for FREE when you order Managers of Their Homes. Just add the products to the cart, and the discount will show up.

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“I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children,
guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary
to speak reproachfully.”
1 Timothy 5:14

Homeschooling with a Meek and Quiet Spirit Special

mothersdayspecial2Mother’s Day is approaching, and with it comes opportunities to bless moms.

We’re offering a Mother’s Day special bundle. If you purchase the book, Homeschooling with a Meek and Quiet Spirit, you’ll receive the Meek and Quiet Spirit Workshop Session free (a $4 value). So for only $7.95 plus s/h, you’ll receive the book and the download.

Even if you have the book, think about another mom you could bless. For those dads reading this post, consider the impact this simple book and session could have on your wife.

One mom said: “This book was by far one of the best books I’ve read. It is not just for homeschooling moms, but any mom who wants to be the best mom she can be. It was challenging, enlightening and encouraging.”

“He hath made every thing beautiful in his time …”
Ecclesiastes 3:11

The Fifteen or Thirty Minute Principle

You know from reading the Mom’s Corners and the Managers books that I really encourage moms to take a little piece of time–thirty minutes or even just fifteen minutes–each day to tackle a project that seems overwhelming or isn’t happening. Do that consistently for a week and on into a month to see just what happens.

I want to share a recent story about that, which was sent to me:

I’ve been reading Managers of Their Homes recently and came across getting overwhelmed with cleaning and organizing. You mentioned setting an alarm for 15 minutes and working on an area that long, then going on to something else. I put this in place for my daughter and me both in some areas, and I was simply amazed at how much we got done. 

I casually mentioned this to my oldest married daughter. This morning I got a message from her saying ‘this fifteen minutes stuff is working great for me.’  I just laughed and praised the Lord.

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C’mon, Moms. Your time matters!

“Remember how short my time is…”
Psalms 89:47

A Child’s Favorite Family: The Moodys!

What I’m going to share below is the sort of thing that makes my day. Six-year-old Olivia drew a picture of the Moodys to help her four-year-old brother keep track of the characters. It’s a pretty amazing picture, and this young lady is only 6! If you don’t have a set of the Moody books, grab your copy now!

Love,
Sarah

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“The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust in him;
and all the upright in heart shall glory.”
Psalm 64:5

Handling Life, Pregnancy, and Little Ones

I love it when it works out for you to hear directly from a sister-in-law. Here are Anna Marie’s thoughts on how she’s managed with three littles and morning sickness.


I love children! I have since I can remember. Years before Christopher and I began our relationship, I read Managers of Their Homes and thought that if the Lord ever blessed me with a family, I would want to implement the ideas shared in that book. Now, with three little ones and another on the way, I can tell you it has already helped us in numerous ways.

While I’ve enjoyed having a schedule to help me be sure to fit in the things which are most important to me, I appreciate it all the more when I’m dealing with morning sickness (though I don’t get as sick as many mommies I know!) and “pregnancy fog.” My activities are already laid out, and I know what to do next.

I want to share with you a few of my favorite elements of our schedule in hopes that it will be an encouragement to you if you already are scheduling, or maybe inspire you to start if you haven’t yet!

DSC_2202When Ruthanne was a baby, I would have her sitting on my lap while Joshua and I did our phonics flash cards. A side benefit that I didn’t really plan on is that at twenty months old she already knows most of the letter names and sounds!

DSC_2242Joshua loves to work puzzles, but I didn’t often find convenient times for him to do it until I gave him a fifteen minute time block to build puzzles while I get the girls down for their morning naps. He loves that time, and it also keeps him happily occupied with a constructive activity while I am busy elsewhere.

Reading stories has been one of my favorite things to do with little DSC_2259ones through the years. I put a story time on the schedule for right after naps, and it has been delightful to once again read old favorites—only now to my own little ones!

If you’ve thought about scheduling but are just hesitant to jump in, let me just say that one nice thing about a schedule is that you can tailor it to suit your own individual needs and family. Personally, I’m not naturally a super task-oriented person, and having a schedule has helped me keep some order and routine going when otherwise it would tend to fall apart.

Mom (or one of the girls) and I walk together most week day afternoons.
Mom (or one of the girls) and I walk together most week day afternoons.

Also, if you have any moms on your Christmas gift list who do not have Managers of Their Homes, I heartily recommend it as a wonderful gift that will keep on giving so long as they utilize its contents!

Love,
Anna Marie

“I will praise thee for ever, because thou
hast done it: and I will wait on thy name;
for it is good before thy saints.”
Psalm 52:9

It’s Not Too Late for Christmas Gifts

I’ve really enjoyed seeing the variety of orders coming in, and it’s obvious there are going to be many receiving Christmas gifts!

One mom e-mailed this morning:

I just love all of your products and information on family values and on being true followers of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed reading the Managers of Their Schools. I look forward to receiving all of the books I ordered and giving them to our children as Christmas presents!

Sarah Maxwell's Children's Books
Sarah Maxwell’s Children’s Books

Sweet Relationships and Sweet Journey are perfect books for any Christian woman or young lady who is seeking to deepen her relationship with Jesus.

Teri Maxwell's books

Buying a House Debt-Free, Redeeming the Time, Preparing Sons, and Feed My Sheep are making their way into guys’ Christmas gifts too. Dads need encouragement as they lead their family in the Lord, and what better way than with resources that have been proven? My dad pours his heart into others as he points them to Jesus and gives practical ideas.

Steve Maxwell's Resources
Steve Maxwell’s Resources

Watch for more Christmas posts soon!

Love,
Sarah

“Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season;
reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.”
2 Timothy 4:2

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