Just Too Busy is the story of the Kraft family s head on collision with busyness and the 12 month experiment that changed their lives When their children could recite the dollar value meals at McDonald s faster than the times tables, Joanne and Paul Kraft knew something was very wrong So, instead of continuing their busyness habit and fitting into their schedules, tJust Too Busy is the story of the Kraft family s head on collision with busyness and the 12 month experiment that changed their lives When their children could recite the dollar value meals at McDonald s faster than the times tables, Joanne and Paul Kraft knew something was very wrong So, instead of continuing their busyness habit and fitting into their schedules, they took a year off from all extracurricular activities and learned how to be a family again In this book, readers will laugh their way to learning the 10 telltale signs that they re just too busy and find the courage to guard their families from the temptation of constant distraction.
Just Too Busy Taking Your Family on a Radical Sabbatical Just Too Busy is the story of the Kraft family s head on collision with busyness and the month experiment that changed their lives When their children could recite the dollar value meals at McDonal
This is a fabulous little book full of wisdom and humor When Joanne Kraft took her family on a radical break from all things extra curricular, she had no idea she d be influencing so many While reading her story, and that of her family, I knew my soul was chewing on some good stuff Her words strengthened me, they made me cry, and they made me laugh lots And while the meat of her book is robust, it s the approachable voice and care with which she delivers her experience that keeps you turning the [...]
Although the target audience seems to be moms with older kids, I loved every page of this book Joanne Kraft shares about her family s struggles and triumphs centering on their one year radical sabbatical from activity I saw myself in many of her descriptions and am grateful for the perspective before we reach the school,sports, and everything else phase Each chapter had great reflection questions to apply to my life I read it quickly, but can also see myself returning someday to study one chapte [...]
Christian parents this is a must read Especially as moms, we need Joanne Kraft s wisdom I look forward to reading it again before I pass it along to another mom.
Great practical book offering busy families the option of choosing differently than expected I met this author at a retreat and was so inspired by the idea of taking a year off of running around, however I discovered that most of my running is for my special needs children and their medical needs, something from which I am unable to take a sabbatical.
This is a book that I read in one day, it had me laughing and even sometimes wanting to cry but I found it to be wonderfully enlightening on our culture today that says we must go, go, go and do,do, do That being said we are a busy family, thanks to my mom my son takes martial arts twice a week, my oldest is in dance once a week as is my other daughter and all go to Awana and they are all in 4H once a month as well Some would say, whew For us it doesn t feel busy, I guess since we homeschool we [...]
As parents, we tend to want to give our kids the things they want We want to make life easy for them and give them the opportunity to be involved in every activity that is available to them But we have become a society that is mastered by busyness As moms, we ve become zombies driving a mini van shuttle all day and tossing fast food burgers back to our frazzled, tired children And we ve come to believe that this is the accepted way to live it s simply just the way it is While talking with a frie [...]
Wow After reading this book, I think all families might be in need of a radical sabbatical in one form or another, that is I ll be the first to admit that as a mom, my day to day life is just plain chaotic but through the writings and revelations of author, Joanne Kraft, it s easy to see that it doesn t have to be this way In fact, as moms we do have a choice, and rather than shuttle our kids back and forth every day of the week, from one activity to the next, maybe it s time we finally opt to p [...]
Taking a year off of extracurricular activitiesJoanne Kraft tells of her family s radical idea to stop doing so many things and instead spend time together They ate dinner that did not come in a bag and ate at a table rather than in the car Even though her kids missed playing sports, they found that the peace and rest they got was a good trade off My kids were never involved in a lot of activities, but it was a good reminder to me that time is a gift and memories are a precious heirloom I intend [...]
What a great idea to keep busy families devoted to what s really important A must read for all parents