I received my copy, began to digest what I was reading and realized that there are many many of us out there who are truly struggling every day to balance our homes and our businesses. With blogging and all things related becoming a viable starting point for working at home, the numbers of people needing help in this area will only continue to grow.
Without some sort of assistance or mentoring from others who have lived it, most of us would surely lose our minds trying to balance it all. Either that, or we’d end up just giving it all up altogether.
Enter Making Work at Home Work. Inside the book you will find practical tips and useful advice. The information is easy to follow and realistic.
For instance: one of the points in the book that hit home for me is the need to acknowledge the difference between “At Home” and “Work at Home.” This is huge for me, because up until I read Mary’s book, I was still referring to myself as a stay-at-home mom. While to a degree this is true, – I’m a mom and I’m at home, I work at home in a business as well. I am a “work at home mom”.
If you haven’t already acknowledged that, take a moment, say it out loud and let it sink in.
This is a fabulous book for any mom already working from home – whether you are just starting out or have been doing it for years. It covers everything from:
- How to fit your business into your family life
- How much income is enough?
- What are your priorities?
- How to schedule your time effectively
- Manage your business expenses
- Know when and how to take a break
- Avoid strain on your relationships
- How to arrange effective child care when needed
- Plan for the future and retirement
- Work smarter and make more
This is definitely a book that should be kept on your work space desk and referred to often. It is that practical and useful.
I am excited to be able to offer a copy of this book to four lucky winners. To enter, please subscribe to this site (if you don’t already) and also, leave a comment telling me what work at home issue you need the most help with: organizing? prioritizing? the kids? Let ‘er fly.
Winners will be chosen using random number generator and will be announced Saturday May 16th by 5 pm
Also, If you’d like to win a copy of this book AND a $25 Amazon Gift Card, visit the blog tour post at Mary’s Blog and leave a comment.
About Mary Byers: 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 to learn more: www.marybyers.com or her blog www.makingworkathomework.com. Follow Mary on Twitter at @marybyers