We are so close to the announcement and launching pre-orders! This has been a very intense season for me of writing, editing, and then the final wrap up. God has given me grace when I thought things looked impossible.
My gratefulness also goes to my family for all their help, to the copyeditor for turning it around under a tight deadline, and to Mary for pouring her heart into 10 beautiful illustrations. We even have an awesome cookie recipe, special thanks to Anna for perfecting and testing it to ensure the details were correct.
Tuesday morning is the day! Can’t wait.
“Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.” Psalm 37:5
Y’all, I’m really excited. This week is a big week for my new book. Many details are being wrapped up, and then the book is headed to press on Monday.
That’s why we’re in the countdown stage. We’ll be releasing the book for pre-orders Tuesday, November 21st, at 10AM, Central. Watch the blog for details.
God has been very gracious to me on this exciting journey. I’m overwhelmed by the countless times He gave grace and provided exactly what was needed. My family enabled me by taking over responsibilities so I could focus on the book. They also spent many hours giving valuable feedback as I edited. Friends have encouraged and cheered me on. This book included a first for me. I knew with tight deadlines there was only one way to accomplish it. Say hello to 4 a.m. wake ups.
I will give you another clue. This is a Christmas story—my favorite kind of story.
“Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!” Psalm 107:8
I’m thrilled to share with you the Titus2 project we’ve been hard at work since spring.
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!
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
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.
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!
“The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.” Psalm 64:5
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