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{Book Review} Work Women Want by Jennifer Forest

Work Women Want Book cover
Work Women Want Book cover

Work Women Want Work at Home or Go Part-Time by Jennifer Forest is  a book which compiles the experiences of  12 mothers. Each of them were interviewed about their  journey from being a full time work outside the house mom to a work at home or part time working mom.

It isn’t easy to make the conversion from FTWM to WAHM or even PTWM. There are a lot of decisions which have to be made and not many opportunities available for women who wish to work from home or to work part time.  Sometimes one has to create their own opportunities and become an entrepreneur to set the ground work for flexibility needed in their chosen field.

Jennifer interviewed moms who were doing MLM Marketing and Party Planning, crafts and bakes and offering a whole range of services. Some of them were able to create jobs which worked around their kids schedules and flexible enough so that the moms were able to handle both family and job commitments without having to compromise one for the other.

Before you decide on which type of job is suitable for you there are seven key questions which you should ask yourself.

  1. What kind of person are you?
  2. How much time do you have?
  3. How much money do you have?
  4. What skills do you have?
  5. Do you have the Mindset to do this?
  6. Can you be true to yourself?
  7. Are you prepared to learn?

Through answering these questions one will have a clear idea about which type of job would be the most suitable given the current situation one is in.  After assessing the situation and knowing what secondary support system there is available would one be able to decide whether to work from home or to go part time.

My thoughts

I found this book an extremely refreshing read as there was even a section about the beauty of blogging and making money online. A lot of hard work is required irregardless of which type of job one chooses to pursue. There is a lot of ground work needed to be done to set up your own network or to grow it to a size where it can be self sustaining.

I love how honest the women who were interviewed were in their responses and there is no doubt that not all careers are suitable for everyone. One needs to find out what they are passionate in and actively pursue it if they are to be able to get the work they want.

Grab your copy of Work Women Want Work at Home or Go Part-Time today.

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The Veil by Cory Putman Oakes

 

The Veil by Cory Putman Oakes was a really refreshing read for me. There is a mixture of fantasy and reality for the lead character Addy Russel. She lives in a realm of two overlaping worlds- the world as we see it and Annorasi. After her 17th birthday the world as she knew around her changed. It felt that the veil that she had around her was lifted and she gained full access to the alternate universe that she was living in.

 

Her life takes a 180 degrees turn as she realizes that the cats who she lived with for the most of her life were actually men employed by her grandmother to protect her. Addy had difficulties adjusting to her new found identity and knowing that her life was being threatened by the “Others”. However with the help of her grandmothers and those sworn to protect her she is able to live a normal life in the human world.

Addy learned that the hallucinations which she thought she was having were actually real.  Through the help of Lucas Stratton her guardian she learned about her  actual parentage and how she fits into the parallel  universe. It does help that she has a crush on Lucas and that he just “happens” to be assigned to protect her. It seems a bit predicable that they both end up as a couple and are able to disclose their true feelings to each other.

I found the pace of the story moving rather slowly and the development of the plot and romance between the lead characters lack a bit of punch. I did love the way Lucas Stratton acted as the gallant knight in white armor who would risk everything to protect his beloved. The the meet up between Addy and the council was a real disappointment to read as it lacks the intensity of a proper debate between the two different factions. It was a real anti-climax and sounded more like a toddler disagreement then a life and death issue.

Overall there could be better development of the  plot and more  dwelling into the paranormal world instead of brief  views of the alternate universe through the eyes of Addy.

Disclosure:  I received a  copy of  The veil for review purpose. All opinions are 100% my own. This post has a compensation level of 1 .