Judy Bartkowiak has combined working in a wide variety of jobs with bringing up four children and believes that the most important attributes mums need are:
- Self belief
- Outcome thinking
- The ability to prioritise
These skills are covered in this book along with plenty of different ideas of paid work that you can combine with having a familu and having the time to enjoy them.
"I have been back in part time work for 4 years since my twins were born. My approach and perspective has had to be entirely different and much more flexible than before kids. Now my kids have started at school I am more focussed on my career.Judy's book is an extremely logical, practical approach to work - it really makes you think about what your personality type is (visual, auditory, kinaesthetic) and what your skills really are NOW (not always what they used to be), how they can be adapted, what types of roles may suit you, how to manage and approach people who have different ways they think, how to improve time management - with simple, yet thought provoking practical excercises to help you come up with the answers.I would recommend this to anyone either returning to work, or needing to refresh their approach to work."
"I can completely relate to the issues Judy covers in the book. Had my first baby this year and going back to work was challenging. What I really like about Judy's book is that it is very simple and easy to apply. Too many books are so heavy and complex that its easy to give up on the exercises but this is very accessible."
If you are a mom looking to go back to work after the birth of a baby or after raising your kids, I would highly recommend this book. It is full of helpful information to help you rethink the way that you are considering working, as well as helping you with practical skills that you will need, including juggling your life, interviewing, and more. I found that it was an excellent book about communicating as well, including communicating with your children, your spouse, and your friends. It reminds us that doing what we have always done will just give us what we have always had, which is important to really internalize. I think that this book is excellent for any age of mom who is looking to return to the work force either full or part time to allow her to really reconsider the way that she is going about the process and maybe even the job that she is considering. Easy to read and light read, but full of practical and deep information."