In an effort to meet my Goodreads goal this year, I am making it a point to read for at least 10 minutes every day if I can. Having a brand new baby certainly makes that very difficult to accomplish on the best of days but I did manage to finish this one before Alex was born. Maybe it was to psych myself up to bring another child into the world! Thankfully, I’m only on my 2nd!
I do enjoy me some Duggars, as you might have noticed from my Duggar Bread recipe, and this book was no exception. It’s a light and easy read and full of practical tips for organization and saving money for families, small or large. It also highlights how they got to where they are today through various business ventures (both successes and failures) and how they choose to parent their large brood of children.
I particularly enjoyed reading about how they manage homeschooling all of the children through the various stages of their education and I loved seeing their home in greater detail than you ever get to see on the show. We don’t get to see the playroom on TV, but they have a full sized climbing wall! How cool is that?!
While I’m not religious at all, I knew going into the book that I should expect a large focus on their faith. Even though it’s not for me, their dedication and faithfulness is something that I find both intriguing and admirable. Whether you love them or hate them, the undeniable truth is that they deeply love and are devoted to their family. They make time for each child individually and I can’t even begin to imagine the organization that must take to be sure that everyone is heard and each child is treated as a unique individual.
Are you a Duggar fan or do you change the channel when their show comes on?
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