The Family Manager Takes Charge: Getting on the Fast Track to a Happy, Organized Home

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Penguin, 2003 - Family & Relationships - 366 pages
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 Being a mom means more than being a wife and parent-it also means being the household accountant, building manager, cook, gardener, housekeeper, and personal shopper-just to name a few of the roles that come with the territory! As America's "Family Manager," bestselling author Kathy Peel has shown millions of moms that running a household is like operating a business. Like any good C.E.O., every mother must know her goals, determine her strategies, and manage her human resources.

Delegate-Motivate-Organize...Relax!
Every smart manager knows that success depends on teamwork. Kathy shows readers how to get kids and spouses to help around the house-with lots of practical advice and encouragement to get them motivated and keep them going.

Save Time, Money, and Your Sanity

With hundreds of time-saving, money-saving, and stress-reducing ideas, this indispensable handbook also shows readers how to take charge of running the home-without running themselves into the ground.

 

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Peel is already a household name because of her numerous books, Family Circle pieces, and television appearances. In this latest work, she again implements her trademark, businesslike approach to ... Read full review

Contents

PART
1
YOURE THE ALLPURPOSE MAID
22
YOURE THE HOME ORGANIZER
58
YOURE THE BUILDING MANAGER
96
YOURE THE INTERIOR DECORATOR
114
YOURE THE GARDENER
134
YOURE THE SAFETY OFFICER
164
YOURE THE CHAUFFEUR
186
PART
197
YOURE THE HEAD CHEF
212
YOURE THE EVENT PLANNER
234
YOURE THE REAL ESTATE AGENT
309
YOURE THE PERSONAL SHOPPER
326
Closing Thoughts
359
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Kathy Peel is the bestselling author of fifteen books. In addition to being the founder and president of Family Manager, Kathy is a contributing editor to Family Circle magazine and also writes regularly for many other publications. She has appeared numerous times on national television programs, including Oprah, Good Morning America, The Today Show, and CNN's,  Daybreak.

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