Harvest House Publishers
In Cindy Sigler Dagnan’s newest release, Who Got Peanut Butter on My Daily Planner?, she details the drastic changes in her daily schedule once she decided to step away from teaching high school history and plunge into all the current events of rearing their four children. “Even if I could afford to pay someone to do all the tasks I do,” Dagnan writes, “I could not pay them enough to love and nurture…my children.”
Although the author details good techniques to use time and space wisely, she is quick to add, “[but] don’t ever allow any schedule…to derail you from the real reason you stay home—to be there for your children.” Dagnan tempers this lofty goal with the mantra that moms need to take good care of themselves and stay in close touch with their husbands. Perhaps that is what motivates this writer to devoting time to speak at marriage seminars.
In drawing her book to a close, the author writes, “I want you to…feel affirmed in your chosen life’s work as a wife and mother. The important thing is not to let it get the best of you. Time management, organizing your home, and making space for your own sanity can contribute to a healthy household.”
Perhaps the meat of Dagnan’s message will be more palatable if you pick this book up as a manual to guide you as a stay-at-home mom more than as a book to read on the run. There are lots of helps included, but it takes a while to mentally process them. – Cheryl A. Cecil, Christian Book Previews.com
Seven years ago Cindy Dagnan and her husband made the decision for her to leave a teaching position and stay home with their girls. To this day, she is thankful for the sacrifice they made and is filled with advice and encouragement to help other moms
This gathering of inspiration and practical steps will lead at–home moms—and those considering the decision—to transcend the daily grind and draw closer to the One who shaped the concept of home in their hearts.