Working Families: Navigating the Demands and Delights of Marriage, Parenting, and Career

Overview

Who hasn’t heard a lot about juggling, balancing, and surviving? Navigating parenthood and professional life is all those things. But amidst the struggle, a life of kids, careers, and busy-craziness can be a privilege–and a tremendous reward.

Working Families shows you how.

Joy Jordan-Lake, a woman passionate about her kids and career, gives you examples from the lives of real people, some famous and some you’ll meet for the first time in these...

See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (25) from $1.99   
  • New (8) from $1.99   
  • Used (17) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 2 of 2
Showing 11 – 17 of 17 (2 pages)
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$1.99
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(18926)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Acceptable
Buy from the best: 4,000,000 items shipped to delighted customers. We have 1,000,000 unique items ready to ship today!

Ships from: Toledo, OH

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$3.75
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(49233)

Condition: Very Good
Ships same day or next business day via UPS (Priority Mail for AK/HI/APO/PO Boxes)! Used sticker and some writing and/or highlighting. Used books may not include working access ... code or dust jacket. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Columbia, MO

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$7.95
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(6)

Condition: Very Good
Text clean, pages are lightly toned; binding is tight. One edge nick; otherwise, no noted issues. Text includes discussion guide for individuals or groups Signed by author on ... title page. . 226 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Family & Relationships; Parenting & Childcare. ISBN: 0877881995. ISBN/EAN: 9780877881995. Inventory No: 1561010577. First Edition. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Burgin, KY

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$7.95
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(368)

Condition: Very Good
Colorado Springs, CO 2007 Softcover First Edition Very Good Condition Text clean, pages are lightly toned; binding is tight. One edge nick; otherwise, no noted issues. Text ... includes discussion guide for individuals or groups Signed by author on title page. 226 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Family & Relationships; Parenting & Childcare. ISBN: 0877881995. ISBN/EAN: 9780877881995. Inventory No: 1561010577. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Burgin, KY

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$7.95
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(47)

Condition: Very Good
Very good Great condition paperback book, some edge wear to corners.

Ships from: Goodrich, MI

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$9.55
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(856)

Condition: Like New
0877881995 *LIKE NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!

Ships from: Springfield, VA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$10.99
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(35)

Condition: Good
Buy with Confidence. Excellent Customer Support. We ship from multiple US locations. No CD, DVD or Access Code Included.

Ships from: Fort Mill, SC

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
Page 2 of 2
Showing 11 – 17 of 17 (2 pages)
Close
Sort by
Working Families: Navigating the Demands and Delights of Marriage, Parenting, and Career

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$13.99
BN.com price

Overview

Who hasn’t heard a lot about juggling, balancing, and surviving? Navigating parenthood and professional life is all those things. But amidst the struggle, a life of kids, careers, and busy-craziness can be a privilege–and a tremendous reward.

Working Families shows you how.

Joy Jordan-Lake, a woman passionate about her kids and career, gives you examples from the lives of real people, some famous and some you’ll meet for the first time in these pages. Drawing upon her background as a college professor, writer, mom, and wife, she helps couples and families navigate life together for joy and purpose. Along the way, the insight, gentle humor, creative ideas, and encouragement of Working Families will help you sail through oceans of demands with confidence because you can change the world–and not in spite of your children but because of them.

Includes discussion guide for individuals or groups.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
After penning three books and having three children, Jordan-Lake writes of juggling the demands of two holy callings-hers as a writer, her husband's as a pastor-with raising kids. What distinguishes this book from the other Christian family-balancing guides that crowd the shelves is its emphasis on the fundamental equality of husband and wife, even while it recognizes that women often bear a greater psychological burden than men when they try to follow their bliss careerwise. The book is also refreshing for its social conscience; Jordan-Lake, who has worked with the urban poor and is an advocate for micro-enterprise loans, is all too aware that merely asking these questions about family and work is a luxury that few women in the world will ever afford. Writing with sharp humor and snappy prose, she draws heavily on her own experiences as well as interviews with other women about how they manage the competing expectations of career and family. Although the book's repeated sailboat metaphors grow tiresome, this stands out as one of the more thoughtful guides to Christian family life for the 21st century. (Mar. 20) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal

How writer Jordan-Lake and her pastor husband keep things going--and keep things equal.


—Graham Christian
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780877881995
  • Publisher: The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/20/2007
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Joy Jordan-Lake, adjunct professor at Belmont University in Nashville, is the author of three books, including Grit & Grace: Portraits of a Woman’s Life. She served as a Baptist chaplain at Harvard University and has taught writing and literature at Tufts University and Baylor University. An enthusiastic advocate for micro-enterprise loans, she helps the impoverished begin their own businesses to support their families. Joy and her husband are the parents of three children.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction: Mistakes under Sail     1
Sailing and the Three-Career Marriage: Two High-Energy Sports     9
Against Wind and Tide: Changing the World, the Diapers, and the Printer Cartridge     15
Launching Out: Finding a Sense of Calling and Purpose     29
Spectators on Shore: Dealing with Others' Opinions of Your Work and Family Decisions     43
Charting the Course as You Go: Navigating by Grace     55
Loving the Big Wind: Learning to Live with Peace When It's Never Calm     69
Avoiding the Shallows: Creating a Family Culture of Compassion and Service     81
Man-and Woman-Overboard: When the Marriage Capsizes     97
A Slowing-Down Season: When the Time Comes to Step Back Together     113
Taking Turns at the Tiller: Relocating for Your Spouse's Work-and It Hurts     129
When Work Is Away from Home Port: The Four Universal Laws of the Traveling Spouse     145
Letting Go That Whale of a Goal: You Can't Do It All at the Same Time     153
All Hands on Deck: Supporting and Celebrating One Another     169
Help for the Hopelessly Seasick: Some Tools for Survival     185
Conclusion: Well Worth the Bide     209
Questions for Discussion     213
Notes     221
List of Personal Interviews     225
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)