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Publisher's Summary

Do you want to simplify the demands on your time, energy, and resources? Do you have complicated responsibilities, overwhelming to-do lists, and endless clutter leaving you feeling overwhelmed? What if you could clear the clutter once and for all?

Best-selling author and entrepreneur Emily Ley can help you make space for what matters most. In A Simplified Life, you'll find:

  • Emily's realistic strategies, achievable systems, and methods for permanently clearing the clutter, organizing your priorities, and living intentionally
  • Ten key focus areas - from your home and meal planning, to style and finances, parenting, faith life, and more
  • Tactical tools to help you with your family, increased work demands, and daily household routines

A Simplified Life is for:

  • Mothers wanting to create a more intentional lifestyle by reducing clutter
  • Anyone struggling with organizing schedules and keeping up with multiple to-do lists
  • Mother's Day, National Best Friend Day, birthdays, and holiday gifts 

Organizational planning tools and recipes included in the audiobook companion PDF download.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2017 Emily Ley (P)2017 Thomas Nelson

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Nothing really original or inspiring. Sorry

I was really hoping for a better review as a friend of mine said 'you must read this book' and she really enjoyed it. I, on the other hand , did not find it inspiring at all. As a matter of fact, I do a lot of these things and understand these concepts. The woman who wrote it seems very nice, however I wish I could get a refund.

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Let go of your mom guilt of not doing enough!

I️ can’t say enough about this book! Emily leans in and gives us a hug in our mess and offers all sorts of wisdom in this four hours of listening. This isn’t a quick fix for a perfect life, but a slow and steady guide to letting go of the mom guilt of not doing better or enough, and holding on to those moments that matter most. Learning little helpful things that make room for the big things. I’m thankful for this book and all the things Emily has so eloquently shared.

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Much needed in this time of transition

I chose this book during a rough time of transition for our family. One kiddo started school and another started daycare, and my house is insane! It feels like constantly rushing from one thing to the next with no breathing room. I enjoyed this book and look forward to implementing a lot of the tips Emily suggests. This book was very relatable for me, partially because Emily and I are very similar, same age, same background, children of the same age, middle class, Christian faith and similar goals.

I was a little bummed this book was not narrated by Emily because I feel that it would have come across more genuine. The narrator doesn't do a bad job but I think of book with so many personal references is best narrated by the author.

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Pretty simple stuff

Appropriately this is filled with some simple advice. It’s a good reminder of where you can cut out some of what may bog you down and get in the way of enjoying a simpler life. I do have to chuckle a little at some of the parenting advice. It’s hard to hear from someone whose oldest is in kindergarten. I’m sure many new moms may benefit - but there’s a lot of grit that goes with parenting once you have school-age, or teenage or adult children. So I’d have been happier if that part was left out. Because it may have made me cringe more than a little. Overall I enjoyed the book. It’s a good companion to Emily’s planner and Lara Casey’s intentional living books and PowerSheets system.

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Narrow view of life

A narrow perspective on the “right” way to live. I’m a busy professional with a family and was looking for ways to simplify my life, but what I read just doesn’t work for us or for me. Her lens is that of a very privileged Southern, Christian white woman and she doesn’t give perspectives on how to simplify that would fit a life outside of one like her own. Also her teaching her son that the way the world works is something to the effect of you give good and you get good in return... That’s simply not the rule for a lot of people. A lot of people “do good” and “give good” and don’t get good because of their positionality to domination and oppression.

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Changed My Life

This book was AMAZINGLY inspirational, motivational, inspiring and simple! It has changed my life the way I view my days and my thought process. THANK YOU!

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same as the others

I was hoping for more, the last chapter is on faith and it's brief. disappointed.

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fun, easy listening,

common sense things told with heart. I'm recommending to all the women I know, mother or not. nice job.

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Motivating

I loved this book and would buy it all over again. I appreciate the tips Emily shares spanning over different areas of our lives. The narrators voice is great as well. You will not regret the purchase.

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Practical Ideas to Start You on a More Intentional Path

I wish I would have had this book in my early days of marriage and motherhood. I was hoping it would dig a little deeper, but it is a great list with practical ideas to get you thinkIng about a simplified, organized, and intentional lifestyle. Would make a great bridal shower or baby shower gift.

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almost there

narration was pleasant however this book did not have anything new or anything that stood out from other similar books. It did however inspire me to simplify some of the areas in my home so that is how it earned 3 stars.
The last chapter was painful to listen to. I am all for people expressing their faith however this book focused on one specific faith with numerous bible verses and references. I think this would alienate many listeners and having it at the end of the book leaves the impression that the whole book was rubbish which really was not the case.