The Time-Starved Family

The Time-Starved Family

by DeAnne Flynn

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You’re busy. Your spouse is busy. Your children are busy. So when do you find time to spend together as a family? Is it possible to foster individual interests and talents in your children while still focusing on the things that will bring you the greatest rewards as a family? As a mother of seven children, DeAnne Flynn has experienced firsthand the challenge of staying balanced in a world where jam-packed calendars have taken a huge toll on family time. The sixteen practical ideas in this book will help families break out of the hectic, overscheduled, underconnected way of life that has become the norm for both parents and children. Her sensible and realistic approach will help relieve anxiety, encourage self-reliance in kids, and restore order and simplicity to daily family life. Isn’t it time to refocus your energy on the best choices for your family?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609080983
Publisher: Deseret Book Company
Publication date: 10/08/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 448 KB

About the Author

DeAnne Flynn is the grateful (and tired) mother of seven active children, ranging in age from twenty-one to eight. She graduated with high honors in broadcast journalism from Brigham Young University, served an LDS mission to New England, and worked as a news anchor/reporter in both radio and television before hosting a national business talk show for a private satellite television network. For years she enjoyed being a freelance scriptwriter and has written both lyrics and melody lines for several national jingles. She also worked as the public relations director for an international real estate firm before becoming a mother. Today, as chief executive nose-wiper, schedule-keeper, and bedtime story teller, DeAnne feels she's earned an advanced degree in "Managing Busy Lives." She is the author of The Time-Starved Family: Helping Overloaded Families Focus on What Matters Most, and The Mother's Mite: Why Even Our Smallest Efforts Matter. She and her husband, Craig, reside near Salt Lake City.

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Circe6 More than 1 year ago
As a mother of five active and involved children, I found DeAnne Flynn's book to be exactly the advice I needed to reorganize my priorities. Reading The Time-Starved Family was thoroughly inspiring and entertaining. As a mother, I related to every word and found myself laughing and crying and ultimately feeling joyful and uplifted about my journey as a parent. If I could, I would give a copy to every woman I love and admire, as a guide to creating a wonderful home.
wendyjessen26 More than 1 year ago
While I went into reading this book thinking it wasn't for me (because we are not currently over-scheduled with extra-curricular activities), I found MANY truths that apply to all families regardless of size and circumstance. As a mother of 6 kids, I often feel overwhelmed, but as DeAnne Flynn suggests, we need to focus on the things that matter most--preparing to meet God. I think we do need to simplify and get back to the basics of scriptures, prayers, family home evening, spending time together as a family, as Flynn states. By doing these things, it will ultimately prepare us and our children for life and the eternities. From over-scheduling to homework to organizing our lives and our homes, Flynn covers it all. Summing it up--you need to find what works for your family, and if it isn't working, you need to simplify and eliminate. Great book for families!
SuperMomof4 More than 1 year ago
As a mom of four highly driven children who have jam-packed schedules, I picked up this book hoping for some guidance on how to regain control of our family time. This book was filled with a lot of thought-provoking discussions on why we over schedule our lives, why our families need time together, and ideas on how to reassert control over our lives. I appreciated DeAnne Flynn's candor about her own mistakes. My husband and I have discussed much of the book and we are starting to reassess our priorities so that we can take the time with our children that we all need. Although this book is written with a decidedly LDS slant, the principles are applicable for all parents who desire quality family time. Definitely a book I will revisit periodically to keep us more on track with what is truly important.
SalBal More than 1 year ago
DeAnne can really turn a phrase. Her personal stories are wonderful & give a glimpse into her life. DeAnne's words inspired me to be and do better and I found myself reading with a high-lighter in hand. Awesome!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago