I’m here to tell you, being a mother is no easy job. It’s the hardest job you’ll ever have. At the same time, it’s the most fun and rewarding. As I’ve made the transition from work from home entrepreneur to work from home mother, there are a few guidebooks I’ve read that have allowed me to make the transition as smooth as possible. Every day isn’t easy, and there are some days where I want to hide under the bed. However, having a plan, filling myself with knowledge, and putting one foot in front of the other all help. Here are some of the books I loved.
Please note, I did receive review copies of these books. I am only bringing you the books I loved personally/professionally and believe will make a difference in your life positively.
Here’s The Plan
Here’s The Plan hit book stores at the perfect time for me. I had just found out I was pregnant and I was making some business changes. SO, I HAD to read it. I will say, it’s just what you need to read, just when you need to read it. The book covers some of those tough questions we’ll surely be asked by employers and friends. While these questions aren’t always appropriate or applicable, preparing for them will help you feel empowered and ready to tackle anything. The book also asks you questions about things you may not have already considered. There are a lot of feelings that go along with being pregnant, and when you start mixing those with your professional life, things can get hairy. This book helps you sort things out and make a plan that you’ll be able to stick with, even after baby’s arrival.
The Minimalist Mom
While this book focuses on being a minimalist, the message is so much deeper than the amount of stuff in your home. We all tend to focus on things that aren’t critical from time to time. We get off track from our goals, our objectives, and our dreams. In a lot of cases, stuff is to blame for that.
You can buy the book on Amazon here.
While every single mother works a full time job, some chose to work from home. Mom, Inc. gives mothers the advice they need to allow them to start a business and run it from their home. With tips on blogging, website design, and even writing a business plan, this book is a great place to start your research and find inspiration. They have even included Q&A sessions from famed business women like Cynthia Rowley. I love that the book is easy to read so you can digest it during nap time, or anytime you may have a “free” second in between making sandwiches, cleaning up messes, or doing laundry. I’ve read other books by these authors and I’ve never been disappointed.