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The simpler family : a book of smart choices and small comforts for families who do too much
Klein, Christine, 1958-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Beltsville, Md. : Robins Lane Press, 2001.
Physical Description:
xxi, 186 pages ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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Central Library HQ734 .K616 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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The Simpler Family shows families how to make their dreams come true by making smart choices about the way they spend their time and money. Its proven, real-life strategies help families increase their free time together, reduce stress on parents and children, improve parents' work/life balance, increase healthfulness, and save time and money.

Author Notes

Christine Klein is married and the mother of two. She left a successful marketing career to pursue her dream of living her life on her own terms, by working less and spending more time with her family. Now a marketing consultant and freelance writer with plenty of time for her family and herself, she lives in Cincinnati, Ohio

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. xv
Chapter 1 Organizationp. 1
Chapter 2 Foodp. 23
Chapter 3 Clothingp. 55
Chapter 4 Householdp. 71
Chapter 5 Leisure Time, Vacations and After-School Activitiesp. 87
Chapter 6 Parties, Gifts and Holidaysp. 105
Chapter 7 Healthp. 129
Chapter 8 Major Expensesp. 147
Chapter 9 Goals, Budget and Evaluationp. 163
Chapter 10 Dealing with Common Obstacles and Things to Rememberp. 179

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