Didn't I feed you yesterday? : a mother's guide to sanity in stilettos
New York : Ballantine Books, c2010.
Bennett gives her irreverent take on modern motherhood and proves that a strong sense of humor and an even stronger sense of self are the mother's milk of sanity. Brutally honest, outrageous, and sure to raise a few eyebrows, this is a riotously funny read.
Glass ceilings and 100-hour couples : what the opt-out phenomenon can teach us about work and family
Karine Moe and Dianna Shandy.
Athens : University of Georgia Press, c2010.
When significant numbers of college-educated American women began, in the early twenty-first century, to leave paid work to become stay-at-home mothers, an emotionally charged national debate erupted. Karine Moe and Dianna Shandy, a professional economist and an anthropologist, respectively, decided to step back from the sometimes overheated rhetoric around the so-called mommy wars. They wondered what really inspired women to opt out, and they wanted to gauge the phenomenon’s genuine repercussions. Glass Ceilings and 100-Hour Couples is the fruit of their investigation—a rigorous, accessible, and sympathetic reckoning with this hot-button issue in contemporary life.Drawing on hundreds of interviews from around the country, original survey research, and national labor force data, Moe and Shandy refocus the discussion of women who opt out from one where they are the object of scrutiny to one where their aspirations and struggles tell us about the far broader swath of American women who continue to juggle paid work and family. Moe and Shandy examine the many pressures that influence a woman’s decision to resign, reduce, or reorient her career. These include the mismatch between child-care options and workplace demands, the fact that these women married men with demanding careers, the professionalization of stay-at-home motherhood, and broad failures in public policy. But Moe and Shandy are equally attentive to the resilience of women in the face of life decisions that might otherwise threaten their sense of self-worth. Moe and Shandy find, for instance, that women who have downsized their careers stress the value of social networks—of “running with a pack of smart women” who’ve also chosen to emphasize motherhood over paid work.
From the MSNBC "Morning Joe" co-host comes a candid and inspiring motivational book that can help women of all ages to confront the unique professional and personal challenges they face in the key moments in their lives.
So you want to be a work-at-home mom : a Christian's guide to starting a home-based business
Jill Hart & Diana Ennen.
Kansas City, Mo. : Beacon Hill Press, c2009.
Home-based businesses are estimated to be a $427 billion-a-year industry. In recent studies it was found that as many as 105 million people in North America alone were working at home. Considering this information, it is obvious that home-based businesses can be successful-and authors Jill Hart and Diana Ennen will help you succeed with your own. So You Want to Be a Work-at-Home Mom details all the basics of starting a business in a spiritual, motivational, and comprehensive manner. From deciding what type of business to start to keeping your family and faith first, this helpful tool details every aspect of establishing a business. With proven success tips utilized by the authors and others who own work-at-home businesses, this inspiration approach will provide you with the resources you need to start your own home-based business. So You Want to Be a Work-at-Home Mom includes: Detailed information on types of businesses to start Ideas and assistance for setting up, operating, and marketing your business Definitions and descriptions of work-at-home terminology and processes Help for developing your Web site Explanations of the business 'nuts and bolts,' including bookkeeping, taxes, and more
At home, you play the important role of "Mom," nurturing and caring for your child. At your job, you work hard to gain recognition and earn respect. While focusing on your child and your career can seem overwhelming, it is possible to do both well and not lose your mind.
Making work at home work : successfully growing a business and a family under one roof
Mary M. Byers.
Grand Rapids, MI : Revell, c2009.
As of 2004 nearly three million self-employed women worked at home, and women continue to start home-based businesses at twice the rate of men. Many of these women left the workplace by choice in order to stay home and raise their children. And though their numbers increase each day, resources for this growing market of entrepreneurs are scarce.Making Work at Home Work shows moms how to develop an entrepreneurial mind-set without sacrificing their families. It covers important topics such as developing a successful business philosophy, balancing time between work and family, setting realistic goals, and handling the challenges of being both "Mommy" and "CEO" while running a profitable home-based business. In addition to including her own experiences, author Mary Byers profiles real moms with home-based businesses who offer their hard-won advice.