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Living Simply with Children: A Voluntary Simplicity Guide for Moms, Dads, and Kids Who Want to Reclaim the Bliss of Childhood and the Joy of Parenting Paperback – 7 January 2003
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- Language: : English
- Paperback : 304 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0609809016
- ISBN-13 : 978-0609809013
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MARIE SHERLOCK writes for a variety of magazines, including Family Circle and Your Money, and United Parenting Publications. She has been living the simple, good life in Oregon with her husband and two children for more than ten years.
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Good25 April 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
Good for a young mother/father. If you've already read books similar to this you may not want to buy. If this is a new concept for you or someone you know it's a good one.
Easy to Read, Helpful Information29 July 2005 - Published on Amazon.com
In addition to purchasing several more philosophical texts on child-rearing, I bought this book hoping to get some basic ideas to promote simplicity in our family's life. This is a quick-read full of excellent ideas to pare down the influence of consumerism for our families. I plan to utilize a lot of the ideas in the book and to contact several of the resources listed. I give this 4 stars because it is VERY basic, but excellently written.
15 people found this helpful
You might want to read Your Money or Your Life instead...27 December 2006 - Published on Amazon.com
after all, it seems to be quoted multiple times in almost every chapter in this book. No wonder the co-author of YMOYL wrote the introduction! Honestly, this is a solid introduction to simplicity; unfortunately, it is hindered by too many references and quotes from Your Money or Your Life. There must be a better way to get across a point other than simply referencing another book (over and over and over). Amazon states that this book cites 72 other books within its pages -- I believe it.
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The only bad thing about this book is that the website is ...30 March 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
The only bad thing about this book is that the website is no longer up and running and some books are hard to find or resources out of date. Otherwise it is a woderful foundation and guide to help you find happiness and balance in your life as a parent. If you find the minimalist lifestyle too severe and stark as I do I would wholly recommend this book as an alternative lifestyle. You still reduce, reuse, recycle and take your health and happiness back and enjoy your children but its ok to have 2 pairs of running shoes.
this book is for your doesn't-get-it-yet partner, not you!1 December 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
We got this book for Christmas from a relative. I read it. The five stars are for the effect it had on my husband. He read it... and he GOT what I had been trying to explain to him since the children's birth... that I need his partnership in filtering the consumer culture for the kids until they are mature enough to be making their own decisions. That we can't just hand off parenting and values and beauty and body image to corporations to instill in our kids. That is OUR job. My husband is now a sensitive, perceptive, strong protector of our family culture. This book improved our marriage because he GETS why it matters and we are together in that. I am so happy. Kids are older now and it's amazing to watch them self-select. Marie Sherlock, you have my heartfelt thanks on behalf of our entire family.
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