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I had high hopes but ugh This was dry overly deliberate too moralistic The arguments for simplifying are fairly obvious as are the basics of how to do so Therefore How to Brainstorm How to Hold a Family Meeting and a mention by page 25 of the events of 911 as a eason to simplify all turned me off completely Turn off the TV cut commitments from your family schedule have family night I ve already figured that much out myself Once I got to the suggestion of creating simplifying circles with people in the community I was doneI skimmed the book and feel fairly confident that I ve thought through basic ways to simplifying my life almost as far as the author has There were a few fun family game ideas but THAT S MY ONLY TAKEAWAY FOR AN ACCOUNT OF s my only takeaway For an account of fluid eadable and lovely easoning and execution of living simply I ll take The Gift of an Ordinary Day ten times over I eally enjoyed this book It didn t eally contain anything Earth shattering that I hadn t heard before but I think it would be a great introduction to the idea of Voluntary Simplicity I also thought the esources that Sherlock provides are extensive and very useful and plan to follow up on many of the books and websites she suggests I would love to simplify but know that at this point getting down to brass tacks wouldn t work for my family The main thing I liked about this book was that it was full of ideas and you could do with them what you wished So while etirement in our 40 s is not going to happen for us at this point easing some of the commercialism out of our kids lives is something we can probably work onThere are a few times the book gets a little too on it s high horse mainly when discussing work styles they can t seem to understand that people may need or choose to work a lot Also when it came to education I thought they just scratched the
Surface While They Gave The Pros Of Montessori And Walden While they gave the pros of Montessori and Walden they didn t list any of the cons or offer ways to pay for it since they e eally pushing parents to work less The book is a pretty superficial look at simple living if you were eally going to dive into any one of the principles dealt with in each chapter I d urge you to check out some other esources to make better decision Luckily each chapter comes with a bibliography and there s a thorough listing of sources at the end of the book tooThis is a basic guide and a good first step towards simple living Many of the ideas are worth exploring or at least considering and summer can be a good time to make changes to children s outines If you e thinking. Raising children anks as one of life’s most ewarding adventures Yet between Mom and Dad working full time jobs endless carpooling of overscheduled youngsters and the never ending pressures to buy and consume family life can be incredibly needlessly complex What if you could find a way to spend time with your children eplace unnecessary activities with meaningful ones and teach your children an invaluable life lesson.
Marie Sherlock Â 3 downloadWn generic long winded ant against commercialism with liberal lashings of pro evironmentalism And while I am not necessarily a fan of commercialism and I admit we need to watch over and care for the planet I found this book sadly lacking in balanceThe concept of the book is interesting How can we voluntarily simplify our life and enjoy the fruits of that simplification Yet I felt the author didn t offer many specific details lists or definitions There were many stories from simplified families that were offered up as examples of living simply But the overall organization of the book seemed too andom for what I was looking for I also did not like how the author would use the phrases experts say or studies show in the most generalized way possible What studies What experts My advice is the ead the chapters that intere This book turned out to be a little hippyliberal than I had hoped it would be but still had some useful information For the most part it was information I had already ead in other sources so I didn t ead it word for word but skimmed and only ead the parts of particular interest to me Chances are that if you already have the value of limiting childhood
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"sustainable living charity "living charity you will already have eadheard this stuff too it may be helpful for some a good introduction to simplicity for those who are just considering it Also some good suggestions for those who choose to live simply I would ate it a great beginers guide and a good idea esource for others who have already began the journey to simplicity In a culture of excess particularly when it comes to kids this book is full of many great ideas on ways to cut back I particularly liked the idea of coming up with a family mission and values statement It helped to eally look at these things on paper and then look at what we were doing as a family to live these valuesAt the same time I think that some of the ideas are too extreme I think that it would be completely unrealistic to cut back to having both parents work part time although I appreciate the idea behind it I also am not big on limiting children s exposure to media and technology as I think that it would put them at a disadvantage sociallyThis book certainly made me and my husband think about what we valued as a family and how we might go about living in a way that would emphasize these values in the way we aise our kids For this fact alone I would ecommend this book to any parents even if they are not interested in simplifying to a large degre. The planet• How to focus on the “good stuff” with less stuffIncluding sections on limiting television environmentally friendly practices celebrating the holidays and tapping into the growing community of families who embrace simplicity this inspiring guide will show you how to aise children according to your own values and not those of the consumer culture as you enjoy both uality and uantity time with your famil. Of ways to simplify your life this can be a good esource Greatest parenting book ever in my opinion of course doesn t help you with breastfeeding or getting your kids to sleep it is way better help you with breastfeeding or getting your kids to sleep it is way better that I finally finally felt like there were other people out their like me in this material obsessed must have everything by age 2 I won t deprive
"my child society "child society ours Loved it own it I finally didn t feel uite so weird Hard to believe I know I eally eally liked this book It validated me in many ways and gave me new things to think about one of which is becoming GREEN I just like the idea of slowing down the pace something I ve been intuitively trying to do but feeling guilt about for
A While Now It S Hard Towhile now It s hard to things differently from other people This book gave me the courage to do that and know that I m not alone Not well written if you ask me which you didn t but this is my eview so there you goI don t claim to know the ules of hetoric but I m uite sure her arguments are flawed She doesn t work very hard to prove the validity of her constant somewhat laughable eferences to esearch ecent studies and experts This would probably be a very good bookwere it written by someone else Someone who was an actual expert in the field who had done lots of actual esearch and knew a lot about it Or at least could make me think they did The author here turned the entire book into a epetitive feast of trying to convince the eader that she is ight when it s a subject I am very interested in and would like to know about More specifics on application and not just personal opinion basicallyThe book also freuently ventures into the territory of annoying I find a lot of people who adapt this lifestyle to be annoying and they shouldn t be bc it s a wonderful idea People just take it overboard are actually hypocritical and get all high and mighty and seem to act certain ways only so they can tell others that they act that wayThat said voluntary simplicity and downshifting are ideas I am very interested in and think about often And despite the book s flaws it got me thinking a lot about how I live my life how others do how I want to and how I want to teach my kids So it is worth a glance for that for people like me If you already live this way like my husband does or wishes he could be he s married to me this book probably isn t worth your time But again if you are on the cusp on living this way and want to adapt some of the principles glance through the chapters No need to ead the entire book I found this book to be a watered do. In the process Living Simply with Children offers a ealistic blueprint for zeroing in on the pleasures of family life• How and why to live simply and find time to be with your children• Activities and ituals that bring out the best in every family member• Realistic ways to eclaim your children from corporate America• Helping children of any age deal with peer pressure• Raising kids who care about people and.