This book is targeted to moms who are thinking about starting a business or have less than a year under their belt and need a bit more structure. It’s about making it work professionally, so getting your work done while maintaining a home and caring for your children.
I quite enjoyed Mrs. Malik’s book even if it was just to remind myself of the fundamentals of being a work-at-home mom. Although, she went beyond covering all bases, giving the readers loads of resources to pull from as you turn the pages. We have all already read what she has to say, but we don’t apply it because we’ve forgotten about it. The book allows you to get reacquainted with the ideas and to keep them in an easy-to-store format. I like that that the book is quick to read and comes in a pdf.
I particularly enjoyed her written interviews with other successful work-at-home-moms (WAHM) and their insights on making it work for them. We are all aware that our success also depends on who we surround ourselves with and Mrs. Malik refers to them as ‘Cheerleaders’. Your ‘Cheerleaders’ will follow you and support you during your journey and you might just want to get them some pom-poms!
I must say that some of her comments were a bit too traditional; for example she talks about doing little things your husband would enjoy like ironing his shirts and keeping them in a neat pile. I would rather advise to teach your husband to iron his own shirts just like we teach a child to make his own bed. She also refers to prayers and meditations, which wasn’t my cup of tea, but I admire the fact that Mrs. Malik stays true to her beliefs and make them part of her book.
Overall I think it is a great resource to have handy when you don’t have the dollars to spend on hiring someone else to do your work! I give it a 3.5/5.
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Nadia Frost is the mother of three boys living in Toronto, but originally from a small town outside of Quebec city. She also spent 15 years in Vancouver where she met her husband at the University of Victoria. She has recently left her job and became the Toronto City Manager for mom inc. movement. Her blog reveals her trials and triumphs of working at home! Follow her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MomIncMovementToronto.