Fed Up with Frenzy Slow Parenting in a Fast-Moving World

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My son started kindergarten this year, my daughter started home based preschool, my husband coaches just about every sport out there for high school/ junior-high students to do, and lastly my youngest started walking.  My son is in football and my oldest daughter is in tumbling.  Can you imagine how hectic my life is? Sometimes I have to wonder how I can keep up with it. I am always wondering how I can spend a little one-on-one time with my children in this hectic life of ours.

That’s why I am very excited to share with you, Fed Up with Frenzy by Susan Sachs Lipman.

I can’t explain it in any other way, but this book is the guide for any non-creative parent that wants to slow down and spend some quality, non-stressful time with their children. Before I even sat down and read this book I knew I was going to love it by just flipping through the pages. It is page after page of ideas and instruction on craft projects. There are projects for both indoors and outdoors.

She has 11 chapters full of slow activities in different areas of our life:

Chapter 1: Slow Activities – One example is blowing bubbles, my daughters all time favorite thing! Well, I think she loves popping them.

Chapter 2: Slow Games– My daughter is all about music, so she really loved the Hand-Clap games!

Chapter 3: Slow Crafts – My son loved the slumber-party crafts.

Chapter 4: Slow Kitchen – Both of my older kids loved the Chef Time. They always love helping me in the kitchen, so these were great suggestions for me. I am always nervous on letting them help me.

Chapter 5: Slow Garden – It has been raining since I got this book so I haven’t had a chance to do one of these yet, but there are several great ideas!! My daughter will love these!

Chapter 6: Slow Nature – Make Nature Crafts. Both of my kids really love doing some of these. They love crafts and being outside, so it was fun seeing the two come together.

Chapter 7: Slow Seasons – We are messing with the Embrace Fall section. I love the Fall season!

Chapter 8: Slow Celebrations – I haven’t done one of these yet, but thanks to her I am very excited about my daughters birthday.

Chapter 9: Slow Travel – We are always on the road, so several of the travel games are great! My kids like the bingo one.

Chapter 10: Everyday Slow

Chapter 11: Slow Parenting – I am picking up several pointers from the manage time section. I need to learn how to do that more!

I don’t know who liked this book more – me or my kids! If you are like me and want to spend more quality time with your kids but not sure where to start then this book is for you.

So I ask, are you fed up with frenzy?

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  1. says

    I need to put this book on my NECESSARY READS list. Not that we’re insanely busy, I Just always feel like we’re not busy enough and I need to do more for and with my kids. Maybe this will put my restless spirit to rest. :)

  2. says

    Love this. I agree – It seems like you’re not really a “good mom” unless your pushing your family to do more, more, more. To go bigger, faster, better.

    But life is about enjoying the moment. I have to read this book!

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