Saturday, May 09, 2009

Making Work At Home Work - Book Review

While I have yet to cross that line and consider myself an official Work At Home Mom, there are definitely days when blogging seems like a work at home job of the most pleasant kind. I've toyed with the thought of investing more time into this whole blogging thing and some other things. I could definitely do it, and I do have the passion for it. As the kids get older, it is becoming more and more of an option. Reading Mary Byers' book, Making Work at Home Work, has really cemented this notion for me. Her book is filled with so much wisdom and I truly see working at home as an option for anyone interested. If you've ever considered working from home, or if you already do, I definitely recommend this book. The tips and ideas are invaluable. This is one book that I will be going back to over and over again as a reference source and as a source of encouragement.

About the book: 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.

About Mary: Mary M. Byers successfully juggles both a freelance corporate writing and speaking business and her responsibilities as a wife and mother of two school-aged children. She is the author of The Mother Load: How to Meet Your Own Needs While Caring for Your Family and How to Say No . . . And Live to Tell about It.

Visit her website or her blog to learn more.
Contest: Contest! Win a copy of Making Work at Home Work (or another one of Mary’s books--your choice) AND a $25 Amazon gift certificate (for some WAHM essentials – Day Planner, bubble bath, funky file-folders, toddler DVDs)! There are three ways to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post
  • Sign up for Mary’s quarterly newsletter where she offer tips and advice about all facets of a women's life: WAHM, mothering, women's issues. More info here!
  • Join the Work at Home Blog Ring. More info here.

You can purchase the book here.

And make sure to visit the rest of the stops on the blog tour. You can find them all here.


Tracey 8:32 AM  

This book sounds like a great resource! I'd love to win. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Gina 1:00 PM  

This sounds great. Thanks for the chance to win it!

Anne 1:23 PM  

What a cool giveaway. Thanks. This is definately an Idea I've been toying with.

ThereO 10:24 PM  

Definitely sounds like something I need to read. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Judy 10:39 PM  

what a great for a book....i have been wanting to stay an at home business and also my sister is a wahm would be a great gift for her.

Angie 1:03 PM  

This sounds like a great book -- I would love to read it!

Courtney 7:26 PM  

This book definitely sound like a great resource. working part-time from home< I would love to win it!

thank you for the giveaway

Trina,  7:34 AM  

I'm a WAHM and a homeschooler to 3 little ones, and I'm finding it tough to find the right balance. This book sounds like something that could bring some sanity back into my life...!

I discovered your blog a week or so ago, and I'm really enjoying it!


sydlovesfrisbee 8:57 AM  

As a former work-from-home consultant who is working outside the home with a 2YO in daycare - thanks for the resource tip! Other insurance options permitting - I'd love to work from home again!

Carrie @ 1:31 PM  

Thanks so much for offering this great book.

It is definitely something I could use.

Keeping my fingers crossed that I win! :-)

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