Finding Time To Read

I often get asked, “How do you find time to read as a homemaker?”  Apparently I am not the only one who gets this question!  I thought the author of this Christian homemaking blog gave some great tips in response to this question here:  http://www.passionatehomemaking.com/2010/08/finding-time-to-read-as-a-homemaker.html

I think reading about homemaking and parenting and homeschooling is really important.  If you have very young children, I want to encourage you to become your own “Masters of Small Chunks of Time” as I call it.  :)

Here is a list of books related to gentle discipline by age:  http://theparentingpassageway.com/2009/11/27/favorite-books-for-gentle-discipline/ 

Some mothers have written and asked me what my favorite Christian books are.  Here is a list of a few books that I have read recently and liked: 

  • “The Power of A Positive Mom” – by Karol Ladd
  • “Raising Unselfish Children In A Self-Absorbed World” – by Jill Rigby
  • “Love As A Way Of Life:  Seven Keys to Transforming Every Aspect Of Your Life” – by Gary Chapman (and also The Five Love Languages of Children as well)
  • “The Uncommon Woman”   and  “Growing Grateful Kids:  Teaching Them To Appreciate an Extraordinary  God In Ordinary Places.”  by Susie Larson

What are your favorite reads?  Please leave them below!

Many blessings,

Carrie

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6 thoughts on “Finding Time To Read

  1. Awesome, thanks for the great lists! I love “The Blessing of a Skinned Knee”, which is Jewish, but will resonate with non-Jews, also, I think. A lot of waldorf (and christian)-crossover.
    Also, Mitten Strings for God, by Katrina Kennison.

    • Amanda,
      I love that one as well…it may be on that list of gentle discipline books in that back post I linked to..
      Blessings!
      Carrie

  2. I read “Everyday Blessings” more than ten years ago, and reread it about five years ago. I remember it made a deep impression on me.

  3. Growing Grateful Kids is excellent – I read it and now my husband is loving it. I’m looking forward to The Uncommon Woman.
    I find time to read before bed and it really helps to have my husband read with me. It’s part of our time together and even though we are reading separate books there is joy to spending that time together.

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