Friday, May 6, 2016

Having a Martha Home the Mary Way

About the book:
Get your home and your heart in order in just 31 days! Sarah Mae wants to let you in on a little secret about being a good homemaker: It’s not about having a clean house. She’d never claim to be a natural, organized cleaner herself―yet, like you, she wants a beautiful space to call home, a place where people feel loved and at peace. Where people can really settle in with good food, comfy pillows, and wide-open hearts.

Is it possible to find a balance? To care for your heart―and your home―at the same time?

Journey with Sarah Mae on this easy, practical 31-day plan to get you moving and have your house looking and feeling fresh. But even more than that, you’ll gain a new vision for the home of your dreams, and how to make it a place of peace, comfort, and community. Originally published as the e-book 31 Days to Clean and now revised and expanded in print for the first time, Having a Martha Home the Mary Way will inspire you to find a happier, healthier . . . cleaner way to live.

My thoughts:
I thought the description of this book sounded interesting and would be helpful for me in this stage of my life.  I liked the layout of this book with short, easy to read chapters followed by a "Mary Challenge" with questions and with space to write your answers and then a "Martha Challenge" which is directions for one thing to clean in your home.

I really wanted to like this book, but it just didn't appeal to me overall.  I liked the short chapters and she does have some good ideas for cleaning.  But it seemed like she just repeated herself.  She kept repeating about getting the kids involved and saying that certain things may not work for everyone so just do what works for you and that bugged me.  It is a nice idea to use a month to get the house clean, but that just does not seem like real life to me. I have not finished to the end of this book because it just does not hold my attention.   I caught myself thinking numerous times why is this even a book?

This book was provided to me through the Tyndale Blog Network reviewers program.  Thank you.

Have a day of blessings!

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