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My 2009 Home Management Binder ( Agenda Ibu Rumah Tangga 2009)  

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I finished updating my Home Management Binder for the year 2009!! Click here to read an Indonesian version of this post!

This is the cover page of my Home Management Binder:

These are the contents of my current Home Management Binder
My Philosophy section (Filosofiku)

  • Time Management Section (Manajemen Waktu)
  • Money Management Section (Manajemen Kas)
  • Food Management Section (Manajemen Makanan)
  • House & Home Management section (Manajemen Rumah)
  • Clothing management section (Manajemen Pakaian)
  • Self Development Section (Pengembangan Diri)
  • I decided to write down the whole sections in one post..

    My Philosophy Section (Filosofiku)

    This is a place for the rules and principles of our family, my philosophy to manage our ‘home sweet home’.

    I use the verse Titus 2:4b-5 for this section:

    …women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,

    To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

    I also use this quote for this section:

    Home is the true wife's kingdom. There, first of all places, she must be strong and beautiful."

    ~ J.R. Miller, Secrets of Happy Home Life*

    Note: *) This quote is taken from my favorite James Russel Miller’s sermon. You can read a complete copy of the sermon here.

    Here are pages of “My Philosophy” section:

    Page 1: A Declaration of Dependence by Helen Andelin---read the declaration here

    Page 2: Prairie Muffin Manifesto—read the manifesto here

    Page 3: True woman Manifesto---read and sign the manifesto!!! pdf format of the manifesto

    Page 4: A Wife’s Ten Commandments

    Page 5: Homemaker’s Creed (from ‘’)

    Page 6:The Family Manager Creed (from ‘’)

    Page 7-10: A Woman’s Rules to live by (from ‘my blessed home’ blog)

    Page 11: Don’ts for the Feminine Manner

    Page 12-13: Fascinating Womanhood Evaluation Chart (this is my report card from my husband, LOL), you can freely print out the evaluation chart from page 218-219 of this e-book

    page 14 **new** The Homemaker's value

    Time Management Section (Manajemen Waktu)

    I use the verse Ecc 3:1 for this section:

    To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.

    (King James Version)

    I use this quote to inspire me throughout my time managing tasks:

    "Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein."-- H. Jackson Brown

    Page1: My master schedule
    Page 2: before bedtime routine & morning routine

    Page 3: our start packing list

    Page 4: Basic weekly plan

    Page 5: yearly calendar 2009 (from donnayoung’s site)

    Page 6: our yearly verse for 2009

    Next part of my time management section is the January-December divider.

    I break our time planning into monthly basis. Inside each month’s section I give pages for our monthly goals, monthly cash flow synchronization, our prayer list and thanksgiving list.

    Money Management Section (Manajemen Kas)

    This is the verse that my DH use in our financial management:

    Mathew 6:19-21 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

    These are the quotes that I use:

    Money will buy a bed but not sleep;

    books but not brains;

    food but not appetite;

    finery but not beauty;

    a house but not a home;

    medicine but not health;

    luxuries but but not culture;

    amusements but not happiness;

    religion but not salvation;

    a passport to everywhere but heaven.

    Money can’t buy real friendship-friendship must be earned.

    Money can’t buy a clear conscience-square dealing is the price tag

    Money can’t buy the glow of good health-right living is the secret

    Money can’t buy happiness-happiness is a mental condition and one may be as happy in a cottage as in a mansion

    Money can’t buy sunsets, songs of wild birds and the music of the wind in the trees-these are as free as the air we breathe

    Money can’t buy inward peace-peace is the result of a constructive philosophy in life

    Money can’t buy a good character-good character is achieved through decent habits of private living and wholesome dealings in our open contacts with our fellow men

    Author: Anonymous

    Page 1: Your Life’s Account

    Your Happiness is your Profit

    Your Sorrows is your Lost

    Your Soul is your Goodwill

    Your Heart is your Fixed Asset

    Your Duties are your outstanding expense

    Your Friendship is your Hidden Adjustment

    Your Character is your Capital

    Your Knowledge is your Investment

    Your patience is your Interest

    Your mind is your bank balance

    Your bad thinking is your Depreciation

    Your behavior is your journal entry

    Your wife is your partner

    Your Child is your long term goal

    Your death is your closing stock

    Page 2: Ten commandments of Personal finance

    Page 3: Master Grocery List

    Page 4: Meditations on prosperity

    Page 5: wish list

    Page 6: Monthly Summary of Cashflows

    Page 7: Monthly income statement & tithes calculation

    Page 8: Price Comparative survey

    Page 9: Master Supplies List

    Food Management Section (Manajemen Makanan)

    The Bible verse that guides me in food management:

    1Co 6:19-20 What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

    For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's. (King James Version)

    I use these quotes for this section:

    Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper” Adelle Davis (1904-1974)

    Thou shouldst eat to live; not live to eat.

    Greek philosopher in Athens (469 BC - 399 BC)

    One should eat to live, not live to eat

    Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

    Principles regarding food: this is taken from my summary of reading “Rahasia Umur panjang”(The Secret of Living Long) by Dr.Elizabeth Subrata

    1. Makanlah hanya zat-zat yang Allah ciptakan sebagai makanan.

    Eat only those substances that God created as food

    1. Makanlah makanan sebagaimana makanan itu diciptakan, sebelum diolah/dikembangkan oleh manusia.

    Eat food as it is created, before any process takes place

    1. Hindarilah kecanduan makanan. Jangan biarkan satupun makanan ataupun minuman menjadi Allahmu.

    Avoid food addiction. Don’t let any food or beverage be your god.

    Part of this section that I update continually is the menu planning schedules and grocery list that will afterwards be added to our master grocery list (page 8-9).

    Pages in this section (Just click to the titles of each pages to view it online)

    Page 1 :Body Clutter Release Contract

    Page 2:Five qualities of Healthy Woman

    Page 3-4: Actions taken to practice Radiant Health

    Page 5: Meditations of Youthfulness

    Page 6: Body Mass Index Chart

    Page 7: Blood Type B List of recommended food

    Page 8: Clean & Unclean Food based on the Bible

    Page 9: My pyramid worksheet for 2000 calories scheme (click to the link and visit a site where you can count the amount of each food group you need daily, just enter your height/weight data, also the amount of physical activities that you're involved, plus gender to get an assessment and guidance for your calories scheme in pdf format.)

    Page 10: Conversion table

    Page 11: Calorie table of popular food

    Page 12: Calorie calculation worksheet

    Page 13: Menu planning schedule (week 1) & grocery list

    Page 14: Menu planning schedule (week2) & grocery list

    Page 15: meals my family enjoys

    I also noted down our favorite recipes in a special notebook. I don’t write all favorite recipes in this section, otherwise it’ll be an extra thick section! But the recipe index of our recipe notebook is summarized in page 15 (meals that my family enjoy).

    House & Home Management section (Manajemen Rumah)

    I use this verse as a key verse to this section:

    Proverbs 24 verse 3-4 “Through wisdom is a house built; and by understanding it is established: And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.”(King James Version)

    I use these quotes for this section:

    A house is a home when it shelters the body and comforts the soul”(Philip Moffitt)

    The House a woman creates is a Utopia. She can’t help it—can’t help trying to interest her nearest and dearest not in happiness itself but in search for it.” (Marguerite Duras)

    These are the pages in House & Home Management section, just click the title to see the pages:

    Page 1: Meditation on God’s protection (from psalm 91)

    Page 2: The Little Home by Edgar A Guest

    Page 3: Stain Removal Guide, download the pdf from

    Page 4-5: The Elements of Clean, download the pdf from

    Page 6: Flylady’s eleven commandments

    Page 7: Make your own cleaning solutions from

    Page 8-9: print-outs from “What to Expect Guide to Healthy Home” , you can freely download this helpful booklet here.

    Page 10-11:a copy of Chapter XV-HOUSEHOLD RECIPES from Marion Mills Miller’s book “Practical Suggestions for Mother and Housewife”.

    Page 12-13: my Master Cleaning Lists and Schedule—I recently use the Sidetracked Home Executives card system (Those cards are really helpful!!!)

    Page 14: Master Inventory List

    Clothing Management Section (Manajemen Pakaian)

    Key verses to this section are:

    1Timothy 2:9 “In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety: not with braided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array” (King James version)

    Matthew 6: 29-30 “And yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall He not much more clothe you, o ye of little faith?” (King James version)

    Page 1: Clothing Resolution

    Page 2: comparative bata size chart for shoes, get the chart here

    Page 3 : ladies’ size chart

    Page 4: clothing inventory list

    Self Development section (Pengembangan Diri)

    Page 1 : 2009 Reading List

    Page 2: 2009 Devotionals

    Page 3: 2009 Bible reading plan & Scripture memorization

    Page 4: 2009 personal goals-These are the skills that I’d like to develop and upgrade in the year 2009: sewing, scrap booking, home schooling (hopefully I'll start with Joshua next year..), writing, cooking, baking, learn Chinese, and learn Greek

    Page 5: my dream book-its a tool for visualizing in the spirit

    page 6: prayer list

    This post is a temporary condition of my Home Management Binder, the big book keeps on changing its form to suits me..

    Click here to read an Indonesian version of this post!

    Five Qualities of Healthy Women  

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    1) A healthy woman is AWARE. Her mouth is a treasure, not a trash can.
    When it is time to fuel up, she chooses food that will nourish her
    body so she can nourish herself first, THEN the people in her life.
    Her nutritional needs are NOT on the bottom of the list!

    2) A healthy woman TAKES THE TIME. Contrary to what we think (that we
    don't have time), we all have the same 24 hours in the day. Taking 5
    minutes to make a nutrient packed salad or waiting 5 minutes in the
    drive thru amounts to the same amount of time—one of those choices has
    huge dividends, the other one just offers a huge backend!

    3) A healthy woman is CONSISTENT. It's not about being on a diet to
    lose weight to get into your smallest pair of jeans! Consistently
    eating well means you are consistently doing something proactive to
    affect your bottom line health. Nutrients feed your body's cells,
    giving them LIFE and giving you vitality and energy!

    4) A healthy woman is APPRECIATIVE. Good, healthy food eaten with a
    happy, grateful heart makes all the difference! When you eat badly,
    you feel guilty. We all do! We vow to better next time, but next time
    doesn't come. Appreciating what YOU DO FOR YOURSELF (thru healthy
    eating) will change EVERYTHING! Your energy levels, the sparkle in
    your eyes, the constant smile on your face…people will wonder what
    you're up to!

    5) A healthy woman MOVES her body! We need this! It is nature's best
    anti-depressant! Endorphins ladies, endorphins! You feel GREAT after
    an invigorating walk! You can give yourself hearty congratulations and
    high five yourself—yes you can! Doing something and moving is like the
    frosting on the healthy woman's cake. Yes, you can do this. Yes, you
    DO have time!

    Being a healthy woman starts with your attitude, regardless of WHERE
    you are health-wise. It's possible to have a bright and shining
    attitude and have a lot of health issues. I've been with women with
    chronic health conditions that I never knew existed because their
    bright and cheerful attitudes OUTSHONE their health issues. Likewise,
    I've also been with women whose health problems were the focal points
    of their lives and conversation. Guess who I'd rather spend my time with?

    I believe with my whole heart that our attitudes can affect our health
    and either make things better or worse. Our attitudes are like the
    emotional compasses for our bodies—they determine our direction.

    I want you ALL to be healthy women! Being a healthy woman starts with
    the food you eat. Look at those five qualities again and choose to be
    an empowered and healthy woman!

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