If I were to write a book, recommend any book, this would be it. I'll quote from a foreward of this book by Kevin Leman
"First, what vision do you have for your family? What do you want your family life to look like? Second, what attitudes do you need to adopt to successfully live this out? And third, what actions do you need to take as a fmaily to simplify your life? Specifically, are there ways you could live on less money to allow you more time for what's really important?"
This book redefines what MORE in your life is. Less stress, more family connection. It is meant to be read with your spouse or have each other read it separately. They don't give answers, they give suggestions. They ask questions. They made me think.
The short years we have with our children go by so quickly and do we want to spend most of it in a car, hustling from event to event just because everyone else is? Or do we want to pick events that will really grow our children?
Don't let society pressure you into anything that makes your heart ache for simplier times. If you find yourself maxed out on patience and not happy with how your day's have been going. STOP and think...what do you really want? I am still reading this book and talking about it with my hubby at night. We have chosen to live with less money ourselves sometimes just to be available to our children. It is difficult, we are sometimes misunderstood. We don't care, we love our girls and keep thinking "boy, in 11 years we could have no children left at home!"