Thanks so much for your enthusiasm for the launch of my ebook yesterday!
Here’s a roundup of the reviews that went up yesterday about the book. If you’re interested in winning a copy, I’ll share the links to the blogs running giveaways on the MMD facebook page and on twitter. (Giveaways are already up at Malisa Price, Teri Lynne Underwood, and My Home Tableau.)
“I found the book fascinating partly because I think Anne approaches questions of work and life a little differently than I do, though she has come to some similar conclusions. Reading the comments on her blog, it seems that many of her core readers lean more naturally toward traditional views of motherhood and marriage — that mothers should naturally want to stay home with their children, that full-time work is incompatible with a cozy notion of home, etc. Work Shift makes the point that, actually, you can work and earn an income and still spend a lot of time with your family.”
“I wish I’d been able to read this book when I was in college, so I could plan ahead a little better for a career that would give more flexibility and the potential to take advantage of the different seasons and options for work. Even if you are single or childless, I think the book has something to offer. It’s not just about “how do we juggle work and childcare.” It’s about creating a life that blends all aspects of your life in a way that works.”
“Anne from Modern Mrs Darcy is an incredibly gifted writer, and she’s sharing her thoughts on blending work, life and family. I love it that she understands that it looks differently for all of us … right now, I work weekends, teach the children during the week, and try to hold it all together while my husband works from home and goes to school. Phew! It ebbs and flows from season to season, and it looks different for all of us. Anne shares her story and takes a look at other mothers ideas of what a work shift looks like for them. I’m striving to be the best wife and mother I can be – I love it that Anne shines the spotlight on those of us working toward the same goal.”
“I loved Work Shift because of how well-educated Anne is on this topic. She used quotes when appropriate and personal stories to validate the statements she makes. As you might know, Anthony and I don’t have any kids and we both work full time. Even without kids, this book had applications for me!”
“This book is a valuable resource for anyone who is overwhelmed, frustrated, and ready to explore a new way of doing life. I highly recommend it, especially for women in their late 20s and early 30s who are just beginning the task of managing marriage, children, job, and home … you just might find the answer you’ve been waiting for in Work Shift.”
From the farms of yesteryear, to the industrial revolution, to the feminist movement–>today’s women have come full circle and have no axe to grind. We don’t want to choose family or work, we are seeking to blend it. And this is what Anne’s book is all about. How to go about doing this. She interviews numerous women to see how this all works. You’ll be fascinated and inspired to read how many blend home, work and life in today’s current situation.
“As a mother who is semi-retiring from the hands-on stage of parenting our children, I find myself transitioning from one season to another, and I am experiencing the challenge of re-ordering my routines and figuring out how to best handle my time productively. Work Shift gave me encouragement to consider several possibilities in ways that might not have occurred to me otherwise.”
“[Work Shift] is full of practical examples, resources and tips. No unsubstantiated theories and ideals. It’s also not too long so I managed to finish it within a few days (something I hadn’t done in months). This is one book I’ll be referring back to again and again, I’m sure.”
“Work Shift is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to learn about blending work and family life. It’s well-written, contains practical information, and profiles some very dynamic women.”
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Thanks again for your support–and for sharing Work Shift with your friends!