Child, It’s Time to Get Off Your Butt by Angela Davis: A Book Review

By Melissa Batai

Do you work full-time? Do you work from home and homeschool? Is your spouse frequently away for business or military deployment? Is your time so consumed with getting your own work and child raising responsibilities done that you feel you have little time for anything else? Is the cleanliness (or messiness) of your home driving you crazy? If so, Angela Davis’ ebook, Child, It’s Time to Get Off Your Butt , may be just what you need.

About Child, It’s Time to Get Off Your Butt

Angela Davis is the blogger behind Frugal Living NW, and mother to five children. She is not a Type-A personality, but she did realize a few years ago that she and her children needed a bit more structure in their days. She created this handy little e-book especially to help parents when their kids were on summer break. However, the strategies can be used all year long.

This e-book is only 25 pages long, so it’s a very quick read. However, the impact it can have on your family, your routine, and the cleanliness of your house is powerful.

The basic premise is that you create a Morning High Five, five things your child has to do in the morning before leaving for school or starting their day at home.

However, Davis also encourages readers to create a breakfast plan, so you have one less thing to worry about in the rush of getting ready in the morning

Extras in Child, It’s Time to Get Off Your Butt

What I love about this ebook is that Davis doesn’t just share the strategies for getting more things done in the morning and making morning time smoother. She also gives you all of the resources you need to implement this system right now.

She gives you a printable for the Morning High Five, which includes one that is blank as well as one that is filled in, if you’d like to use that instead.

She gives you a suggested list of chores for the Morning High Five, breaking them down by age.

She includes a blank chore chart so you can create your own schedule for morning chores for each child.

And she gives a list of, and recipes for, many easy or freezer-friendly breakfast ideas to help you create your breakfasts plan.

Final Thoughts

While this book won’t help you organize your entire day, it will help you and your children be more productive in the morning. This e-book is a complete package because it gives you not only the method, but every single tool you need to implement this program today.

If you’re struggling to get things done in the morning, or your kids are lazing about while you’re working hard, I recommend this system.