Item description for Professionalizing Motherhood: Encouraging, Educating, and Equipping Mothers at Home by Jill Savage...
Overview The founder of Hearts at Home, Inc. provides sound advice that equips mothers to professionally grow and excel in their chosen, stay-at-home career of motherhood. Original.
Publishers Description EXPANDED NOW WITH LEADER S GUIDE AND DISCUSSION QUESTIONS. Just a mom? There s no such thing. Motherhood isn t a second-rate occupation. It is a career that can maximize your talents and strengths to their fullest. Look past the surface of mothering---the endless tasks and frantic pace---to the incredible skills required to raise your children while nurturing your marriage. The truth is clear: You re a professional in one of the most dignified, demanding, and rewarding fields any woman can find. Upbeat, candid, and engaging, Professionalizing Motherhood will do more than help you radically redefine how you see yourself. It will guide you toward practical development as a career woman who specializes in the home. Jill Savage helps you determine a strategy and set goals for professional training and growth. From the foundational to the practical, you ll learn about Establishing your mission Developing a network of coworkers Discovering your value in Christ How marriage and mothering work together Organizational and homemaking basics Taking care of your personal needs Professionalizing Motherhood casts a fresh and meaningful vision for mothering as a worthy career choice for this season of your life."
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.78 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2002
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310248175 ISBN13 9780310248170 UPC 025986248178
Availability 0 units.
More About Jill Savage
JILL SAVAGE is an author and speaker who is passionate about encouraging families. She is the author of nine books including Professionalizing Motherhood, My Hearts At Home, Real Moms...Real Jesus, Living With Less So Your Family Has More, and her most recent bestselling release No More Perfect Moms. Featured on Focus on the Family, Crosswalk.com, and as the host of the Heartbeat radio program, Jill is the founder of Hearts at Home, an organization that encourages moms. Jill and her husband, Mark, have five children, two who are married, two granddaughters, and one grandson. They make their home in Normal, Illinois.
Reviews - What do customers think about Professionalizing Motherhood (Hearts At Home Work)?
Uplifting and motivating! Feb 6, 2007
This book is full of inspiration. One does not go to college to get a special degree in mothering, nor can one add important letters to the ends of their title. Sadly, the title of "mom" often doesn't feel like enough. That's why this book is so great! The everyday tasks that never end--such as cleaning the kitchen and doing the laundry--suddenly take on a new light when one thinks about their eternal implications. I made the transition from career to stay at home mom about 2 years ago, and this book has helped me to take pride in my endeavor (I used to fear the question: "what do you do?"). The questions at the end of each chapter have helped me to become more organized as a mom. I will never look at laundry the same way again! Staying home with my son is a gift, and I want to be the best at my profession as his mom--and this book has been an invaluable resource for me. My family is better for it!
Great book for personal study or for a moms group Oct 26, 2005
I purchased this book this past spring while searching for something to use as a tool for a book discussion in our moms group at church. I loved reading it from the minute I started the book and now our moms group is having a great time reading it and having discussions. Her perspective is so refreshing. I greatly appreciate her encouragement from a Christian perspective. It has been a true blessing to see how our moms group has responded to it!
This is an amazing book! Sep 29, 2005
I was totally losing my motivation with being home, and this book helped turn that around. It introduces such practical ways to make your staying home more of a job and therefore gives you more confidence and pride in what you do. I was losing that and feeling worthless at times, but now I know what I do is extremely important and valuable, and it feels like that too. From planning meals for the week to organizing your days, etc., this book helps you feel more in control of a job that can sometimes feel out of control! :) Enjoy!!
THIS BOOK CHANGED MY LIFE !!! Mar 23, 2005
I stumbled upon this book in the library 2 years ago, after the birth of my first child. I was drowning in my tears, frustrated because I had left my teaching position to be a "stay-at-home-mom" and didn't have a clue about how to do it. The title caught my eye and I began to read the introduction. I was HOOKED! A quick glance at the table of contents only added to my eagerness to begin reading. The chapters "So what did you do today?" and "Where are my coworkers" really hit home with my recent "career shift". With the recent birth of my second child, I have continued to turn to this book and the "Hearts-at-Home" website for encouragement.
Not for non-Christians Aug 4, 2003
Nowhere in the description or in any of the reviews did I find any mention of the emphasis on faith and religion that this book has. I was a little disappointed upon first skimming the book, but even after reading here and there, it didn't seem like it had much value, even for what I wanted. I don't have any particular qualms about staying at home, and a good portion of the book seemed to be devoted to making SAHMs try to feel better about their decision. Then there were the sections about how to use prayer and how to bring up godly children. Um? How exactly is this going to help me treat my daily life like a profession, and not just a mind-numbing time-waste that others think it is?
I'm not a particularly religious person, and I found this book to be pretty much unreadable. I am sure that there is good advice in there somewhere, but I just couldn't get past the very religious underpinings of this book.
Are there any books devoted to advice about adjusting to SAHM life that are not written from an annoyingly Christian perspective?