Crystal Paine is one of my favorite bloggers. Her blog helps thousands of families save money on everything from groceries to toylettries to going out to eat. That part of her blog isn’t as helpful to me now that I live in South Korea. But I still read her blog every day because she is just a really encouraging Christian mom.
She has written a few books. Last week I read Say Goodbye to Survival Mode. It was really encouraging and practical. I don’t generally feel overwhelmed by housework and things like that, but this book gave me some ideas to streamline and make life easier. I think this book is helpful if you need ideas for goal setting, self care, budgeting, or finding a routine or schedule that works for you and your family. I was actually convicted about how I spend my time and have tried a few new things this week that have helped me to be more productive during naptime.
I read another of her books in December, 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life. That book is set up for about five minutes of reading per day. It helps you to start a new habit or routine and also tackle a big project.