Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Cleaning House | Book Review

I was recently given the opportunity to review “Cleaning House: A Mom’s 12-Month Experiment to Rid Her Home of Youth Entitlement” by Kay Wills Wyma. Having two young children, a seemingly always “messy” home (from the eyes of a prior to parenting PERFECTIONIST), a busy life of homeschooling and home-business owning, I felt that this was a MUST READ for me!

This book is a very easy read – full of humor that any mom could appreciate! But thankfully, it is not only a humorous book to read, it’s full of great ways to incorporate teaching your children responsibility of cleaning, cooking, organizing, and working together to keep a home running smoothly. Though it may be true that “most” moms in essence take care of the house – the cleaning, the laundry, the cooking, the organizing, etc. – it doesn’t have to be, nor should it be placed on her alone. Those sweet children that so quickly feel “entitled” to having those things done for them, will one day be a parent. I love the idea of equipping them now to help, as a part of the family, without feeling entitled to let someone else do it for them.

This book is full of ideas, suggestions, and stories of ways to, as stated by Wyma, “dislodge your kids from the center of their universe.” I love it! We’ll definitely be using some of these fresh ideas in our household!! I think this is a great book for mom’s, regardless of their kids’ ages – if they are still in your home, it’s not too late to try this out!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Multnomah Publishers as part of their blogging for books book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements.Photobucket