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Free: Time Management 101 by Crystal Paine

We all have the same amount of time available. So why do some people seem to be able to “do it all” and the rest of us just struggle along?

I was thrilled to discover some of the answers in the free ebook Time Management 101 by Crystal Paine.

Many women have emailed super-productive Crystal of Money Saving Mom begging her to share her time managements “secrets”. Here’s her response:

Every time I get an email like that, I wish I could invite the woman to my home. Because seriously, I think it’s easy to make bloggers out to be someone they are not when you’re basing all your conclusions of them upon the little sliver of their life that they share on their blog.

I know, because I’ve been guilty of it myself. I’ll read a woman’s blog, see the pictures and ideas she shares and begin to wonder if really and truly she might be superwoman’s clone. And I feel badly because I don’t measure up in any stretch of the imagination to this blogger. When in reality, I know good and well that every single woman has their strengths and weaknesses and no one has it all together.

-from the first chapter

Crystal points out that she’s just an ordinary person, serving an extraordinary God. She shares her secret to successful prioritizing…and it lies in understanding one’s own uniqueness.

After a guest chapter from Amy Lynn Andrews (Tell Your Time) about time budgets, Crystal discusses how this concept was a breakthrough in her own life.

Then she tells about her daily plan and homemaking. She even offers all her homemaking binder pages as free downloads!

I love the chapter “How to Get More Done in Less Time as a Blogger,” and I suspect many of you will, too.

Crystal also encourages and inspires moms of little ones to make their hectic lives run more smoothly with a few simple tips.

If you need a little boost or some encouragement, I suggest you download this ebook and settle back to be inspired. I’m sure you’ll find at least a few helpful tips, and you may even discover a whole new way of thinking about time.

Being a Money Saving Mom, Crystal understands that toner costs money. For those who like to read on the computer, she’s got a pretty full-color version ; for those who want to print the book, there’s a printable version.

Disclosure: I learned about this free book from Homeschool Freebie of the Day. I receive no compensation for this review and my opinions are my own.

This post is linked to Works for Me Wednesday and to Frugal Friday .


  1. Jenn4him says:

    Oh, thanks. I wonder if I can upload it to my Nook. Only one way to find out!

  2. Sarah says:

    I can always use time management teachings. Thanks for sharing! I can’t wait to read it.

  3. Jenn4him says:

    Hello again! No, I could not get it to work, yet. I will have to ask my tech support son with that. I have a brain glitch when it comes to some things like this. 🙂

  4. Stacy's Page says:

    Sounds like a good one. With our old, outdated, and very slow computer, I think perhaps I’d better pass on this one.

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