Mom, Inc.

Mom, Inc.

Taking Your Work Skills Home

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BE THE CEO OF YOUR LIFE
At work, you can run through your "to do" list efficiently; at home, you struggle to find the time to make the grocery list. At work, you can organize and lead meetings with power and panache; at home, it's one battle after another before you can get the kids to get ready for school, sit down for dinner, or prepare for bed. As a working mother, you face this dilemma on a daily basis, not realizing that the career skills you use so effectively can be just as valuable when managing your home and family.
In Mom, Inc., trusted financial expert and working mother Neale S. Godfrey explains how to turn practical business concepts and procedures into more effective methods of running a household. In a light-hearted, no-nonsense spirit, Godfrey offers simple and creative ways to help your kids become "team players":
* Create a family mission statement
* Turn perennial household issues, such as chores and mealtimes, into manageable projects that the whole family can work on
* Use quizzes, self-tests, and worksheets to set realistic priorities and goals for each family member
* Extend your professional time-management skills to after-school activities and family trips
* Develop a flexible budget that will both meet your daily needs and allow you to fund special projects, such as preparing for the holidays and saving for college

Taking a fun and innovative approach to parenting, Mom, Inc. shows that motherhood can be the most rewarding and successful job you'll ever have.
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  • Touchstone | 
  • 240 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780684865508 | 
  • May 2000
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Chapter 1

Home, Office, and Stress

Imagine two women sitting across from each other at a desk. The first one is Alison. At forty-two, Alison is the vice president of a successful manufacturing company. Today she has to make a decision on major capital improvements, including deciding whether to buy $20 million worth of new machinery; she has to review the résumés of several applicants for a new plant manager's position; she has to talk to lawyers and prepare a strategy fora zoning easement that will enable the company to expand an existing plant; and she has to speak to a civic club luncheon for which she has no... see more

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