Resources

Steady Days by Jamie C. Martin
A practical guide to being a stay-at-home-mom, Jamie helps you to create a livable schedule in which to manage both your kids and your home life. Written in short, blog-post like chapters, you can read this book in small chunks, making it the perfect thing to pick up when you have a few minutes to yourself.

Bread & Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes by Shauna Niequist
Comforting stories about Shauna’s life growing up, and her life at home with her husband and two boys now. Simple, delicious recipes to enjoy with your family. Two of my favorites are blueberry crisp and Gaia cookies–each make a delicious, hearty breakfast, and pair wonderfully with a cup of coffee.

Organized Simplicity by Tsh Oxenreider
I have yet to make it all the way through this book, but Tsh has simple, practical insights into making your house a home. By clearing out the clutter and only living with what you love, home life, and the purpose of your life together as a family, become clearer and more easily attainable.

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
Something I strive to read every year. A research-based book in which the author is the subject. Gretchen experiments with various tasks and routines over the period of a year to try to achieve greater happiness. A great book about being happy with what you have and where you are right now.

The Money Saving Mom’s Budget by Crystal Paine
I actually haven’t started on this one yet, but I think it’s helpful to have practical ways to save money that go beyond couponing or shopping at Wal-Mart.

Say Goodbye to Whining, Complaining, and Bad Attitudes in You and Your Kids by Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller
Another one I haven’t read yet, unfortunately! A helpful guide to instilling honor and respect in your children and in doing so, improving their behavior.

These are not affiliate links, just resources I’ve come across and found to be helpful. I hope you find them helpful as well!

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