Monday, February 20, 2017

How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind

I rarely (and i mean rarely) review a book before I've finished it. Some examples include coloring books (because they take a long time) and bible studies (because there's often no need to finish them to be able to give a proper review). But books? No, I finish them first.

So why is this one an exception? Because I couldn't wait. I've only just started chapter 7 (of 29), and I've been chomping at the bit since page 1 (actually, page 7) to tell you about it.

I love this book. Love it! The author, Dana of A Slob Comes Clean is so funny! And she's real. She shares her struggles with being a slob with raw humor that I find refreshing. Loads of these types of books are all "I used to have this problem, but now I have life all figured out, and everything's super and perfect and roses and peaches and stuff." But Dana's all "I had this problem, but I figured out how to fix it, but I still struggle sometimes and that's ok." I just love that.

And, for real, I totally feel like she's talking about me (or to me) when she describes her struggle with being a slob. And she's real about how people might read her book ("Some of you flipped to this chapter and are starting here. I totally get it. You're desperate." p. 37, and "...I'll explain a little. [But not a lot. That's what the chapters you skipped are for.]" also p. 37). XD She even includes a picture or 2 of her mess. Makes me feel much better knowing I'm not the only one with a pile of dished on the counter.

Again, I'm only on chapter 7, but I can already tell this is going to be one of my favorite books. I'm going to pull it out again and again when I need a reminder or a little encouragement. I'm going to highlight my favorite passages and put sticky tabs on important pages. I am definitely domestically challenged, but for the first time in a long while, I feel like I can overcome that.

So head on over to get your copy of How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind. (Don't worry, it isn't an affiliate link.) I'm off to do the dishes. ;)