After the philosophy books are put back on the shelf and the science experiments are locked away in the lab, after the novel is written and the masterpiece painted, the dog hair collecting under the bed and the dishes in the sink are still waiting for you. Can we have it all? Yes, but not all at once. It has taken a lifetime to work out what works for me and my family – and so here are a few things I’ve learned along the way.
Introduction Dog Hair and Dishes: A Practical Guide for Everyday Living The Basics Maslow Chart – what it explains and what it leaves out Class Issues Family Needs – age, sex, health, special needs Money Dictates Options Setbacks – the regular ones and the unexpected ones Lifestyle Work Home Play Seasons Education Obligations The Stuff Time Management Organizing Your Space Food Clothing Extras Housekeeping (to be updated) Don’t lose your mind 1 Don’t lose your mind 2 Private and Public Information Emergency Preparedness Communication: Friends and Family A Tale of 2 brains – Men and Women (to be updated) Children Extended Family Stages of Life Expectations Starting Over The Finish Line Maxims Avoid Envy, Embrace Life’s Gifts