The first post on a brand spankin’ new blog is always super intimidating, even for someone who’s been at it for a decade like myself. Technically, this blog isn’t “new”, since it’s been here for several years. But I haven’t posted in over 2 years, and I recently renamed it and had it redesigned with a new domain name. Though I blog every day elsewhere, I’ve been procrastinating writing this first post here for months!
When friend and fellow blogging mom Anne Bogel of Modern Mrs. Darcy contacted me about sharing my story for her new ebook, Work Shift, I immediately said yes. I am a big fan of Anne’s blog and am happy to help get the word out about this wonderful ebook.
And, I thought, what better first post to write here, on a blog that used to document my experience as a work at home mom of several kids, than a review of this particular book? In a sense this blog has always illustrated exactly what Anne is talking about!
That’s enough of an introduction. Let’s talk about the ebook.
Work Shift is about the creative ways parents are creating the life they want.
A life that includes meaningful paid work and shared child care. A life in which both partners are pursuing personally fulfilling goals while meeting the needs of their families. A life that includes time for happy relationships and one that minimizes burnout, guilt and stress.
While the typical scenario in previous decades has included a choice between a woman working full time outside the home OR staying home full time to raise kids, there are many more options these days. Technology has made possible valid work from home opportunities and traditional employers are more likely to employ people remotely or consider alternative arrangements like job sharing and flex time. This dovetailing of technology and a shift in people’s thinking and priorities has created some neat new options for parents.
I feel fortunate to have been able to create this kind of lifestyle for myself. While I no longer earn a full time income from my websites, my earnings do make up an important part of the family’s income. And at one time, I supported my family (which included myself and 4 kids as a single parent) with my online business.
What will you find in the book? Encouragement and practical examples of how to make it work. At $8, it’s a steal and there’s no fluff, which I love. Go here to check out Work Shift.