In 2015, I want to grow in the most important areas of my life. My husband and I have a great relationship, but I want my relationship with my husband to be better than ever! I want to be a better mom, and especially learn more about homeschooling. I want to learn more about finance, home organization, and time management, because I know those things will enhance my family life, making it more enjoyable for me and my family. I have also become interested in learning more about natural living, from natural cleaning solutions to home remedies.
For me, one of the best ways to grow in a certain area of my life is to read, read, read! As I read, I hold onto the good, and toss out the things that are not especially helpful to me. The books I read simply add to who the woman I am, helping me grow and become a better steward of what God has entrusted to me.
As I am currently still working on finalizing my goals for 2015, I am making a list of books I want to read. These are subject to change as the wind blows :), but I like having a plan in mind when I get started with something. One of my goals is to read 12 books this year. This is one per month. All you moms out there know it’s sometimes hard to find time to do a lot of reading, but I think one book per month is a reasonable goal. So, with that in mind, here are the books I want to read this year.
On Marriage and Love:
1. Love and Respect, by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
2. Sheet Music, by Dr. Kevin Leman
3. Love, Sex, and Lasting Relationships, by Chip Ingram
4. Smart Money, Smart Kids, by Rachel Cruze and Dave Ramsey
5. Complete Guide to Money, by Dave Ramsey
6. Cheerleader for the Tired Mom, by Lisa Jo Baker
7. In This House, We Will Giggle, by Courtney DeFeo
8. Educating the Whole Hearted Child, by Clay Clarkson with Sally Clarkson
9. Volume 1: Home Education, by Charlotte Mason
10. Volume 2: Parents and Children, by Charlotte Mason
11. Say Goodbye to Survival Mode, by Crystal Paine
12. Project Organize Your Entire Life, by Stephanie Morgan
Other books on standby are:
- Clean and Simple, Stephanie Langford
- Boundaries, by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend
- 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen R. Covey
- Tell Your Time: How to Manage Your Schedule So You Can Live Free, by Amy Lynn Andrews
- 28 Days to Timeliness: Tips and Confessions from a Semi-Reformed Late Person, by Davonne Parks
- What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, by Laura Vanderkam
- Abundant Simplicity, by Jan Johnson
- Today Matters, by John C. Maxwell
What books do you recommend? Are there any books that you LOVE? What books have changed your life? Let me know in the comments below! 🙂 I might just add it to my list.