Thursday, August 11, 2011
Large Family Logistics - Part Two
Today I am linking to 4 Moms, 35 Kids (Raising Olives, Life in a Shoe, Smockity Frocks, and The Common Room) to discuss the book "Large Family Logistics The Art of Science of Managing the Large Family" by Kim Brenneman. This book covers everything anyone would need to know about running a household.
In this section of the book Kim talks about how she schedules her days to take care of her family and home. This is a chore that I should take on and work out a schedule for my family. I do not have any type of home management book or system at this time. When my children were small I did use a few different systems at different times of our life. I know once I used a file box and card system. Now the kids are grown and we pretty much take care of ourselves. I have started in recent months grocery shopping once a month. This is working well, and I feel saves us money. I should now spend time working on menus. Another chore I have adopted for the last year is doing laundry once a month. This is my personal clothes, not any thing else. This is also working well. I feel the need to minimize my wardrobe, but if I do, I will have to wash clothes more often. I'm not brave enough to minimize my clothes yet!
One part of the book that stood out to me was the part that talked about planning vacations and parties. I have that down pat! Fun things I can plan! No problem. Now bathroom cleaning and other chores, not so fun. But I'm sure when I no longer work outside our home, I will be more organized. I know. Famous last words.
I am looking forward to the next section in this amazing book! Thanks for stopping by! Honey