Staying Home Instead: How to Balance Your Family Life (and Your Checkbook)

Staying Home Instead: How to Balance Your Family Life (and Your Checkbook)

by Christine Davidson, Davidson Christine


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Can You Really Do It All?

A sensible, practical guide for every mother who wants to be home with and for her children.
—Arlene Rosen Cardozo, author of Sequencing and Women at Home

Staying Home Instead is a key resource for all parents who have wondered if one of them—usually the mother—can stay home and care for the children while maintaining both sanity and a decent family bank balance.

The author, a former beleaguered working mother, urges parents to attAnd to their personal needs and reasserts the value, excitement, and joy of caring for their children. This book will be invaluable for parents, particularly women, who feel pressured to continue working, but want to understand its effect on their children. The author encourages readers to explore alternatives that make good financial and personal sense. This revised edition also offers concrete information on writing a resume, running a home business, using flex-time professional work, and telecommuting.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780787939403
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/01/1998
Pages: 249
Product dimensions: 5.97(w) x 8.86(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

CHRISTINE DAVIDSON is coordinator of English as a Second Language for the New Hampshire Department of Education.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Is This Liberation?
2. The Working-Mom Rat Race
3. Anxiety Attacks at the Babysitter's Door
4. Can You Really Afford to Quit?
5. Saving Money Instead of Making It
6. How to Avoid Being Chief Bottle Washer
7. Building Bridges
8. Making Money at Home: Nap Time, Nighttime, Anytime You Can
9. Do Try This at Home: Computer-Based Businesses
10. Nurturing Ourselves and Others: Moving Beyond the Traditional
Appendix A: Resources
Appendix B: Alternatives to 9-to-5 Jobs

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