Recently, I came across a great little blog called Pint Sized Treasures and just fell in love!
The author was just days from releasing her book, 25 Days to a Happier Home. From the description, I knew this book would be something my readers would love, so I wrote to her and asked about blogger review opportunities. A few days later I got a reply with all the info I needed to read and review this book, that really made my day!
I did receive an electronic copy of 25 Days to a Happier Home to review and, just like all books and products I review, that does not influence my opinion in any way.
25 Days to a Happier Home is laid out in easy-to-read chapters, each one focusing on a new challenge each day.
It is well-formatted and I did not experience any problems reading it on my Kindle Fire HD. Since I did not purchase the book through Amazon, I had to send it via email to my Kindle before I could read it on my Kindle, but that was fairly easy.
There is also an interactive Table of Contents, making navigation through the book effortless. At the end of the book there is also a Scripture Index that lists the Scriptures used and organized by day. I also found that her writing style is easy to read, gentle, encouraging and down-to-earth.
Day one is “Count Your Blessings” – a great place to start.
First Thessalonians reminds us to give thanks in every circumstance, and Alison stresses the importance of a thankful spirit and the power it has to transform the atmosphere in our homes to make them warm, welcoming and a place of solace for our families. This little nugget of wisdom from 25 Days to a Happier Home really grabbed my attention:
…if we choose to grumble, complain or criticize, the attitude is contagious. Soon, your kids will be snapping at each other, pouting about food, saying they’re bored and eventually desiring to stay outside the home as much as possible. A grumpy complaining mom makes a home cold and uninviting. In fact, it makes the outside world seem much more attractive. The world becomes a solace instead of the home. [emphasis mine]
The following chapters focus on a new challenge each day.
Some of the challenging attitudes or actions include minding your tongue, saying “Yes!” to your children and spouse, add a cozy touch touch to your home, enjoy your family’s interests and don’t compare your family to other families. There are also very practical topics such as rising early each day, avoiding debt and eating meals together. Twenty-five completely do-able challenges that can transform your home!
You may find that you are already doing some of these things, if so feel good about that!
You may also find that you’re definitely lacking in some of these areas, but you will not find her words condemning. On the contrary, all throughout 25 Days to a Happier Home, Alison Wood makes sure to encourage you to start where you are and do what you can. If you fall down, pick yourself up and start again.
For my Messianic readers, this book is not written with a Messianic perspective.
Please don’t let that deter you from adding 25 Days to a Happier Home to your digital library! Alison Wood is a Christian missionary living in a developing country and a SAHM to six children. She speaks from her own experience and comes across as humble and sincere. You will have no trouble reading and adapting these challenges to suit your lifestyle at all.
I know you will find 25 Days to a Happier Home a valuable resource to add to your digital library.
You can purchase this book on Amazon and have it delivered instantly to your Kindle, isn’t that wonderful?
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