Professionalizing Motherhood: Encouraging, Educating, and Equipping Mothers at Home by Jill SavageProfessionalizing Motherhood: Encouraging, Educating, and Equipping Mothers at Home by Jill Savage

Professionalizing Motherhood: Encouraging, Educating, and Equipping Mothers at Home

byJill Savage

Paperback | July 28, 2002

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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.

Jill Savage is a writer, speaker and the founder of Hearts at Home. Author of Professionalizing Motherhood and Is There Really Sex After Kids?, she leads the Hearts at Home organization in its mission to exalt God while encouraging, educating, and equipping mothers in their personal and family lives. She and her husband, Mark, live i...
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Title:Professionalizing Motherhood: Encouraging, Educating, and Equipping Mothers at HomeFormat:PaperbackPublished:July 28, 2002Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0310248175

ISBN - 13:9780310248170

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Encouragement This book was an awesome encouragement to me as a Christian stay-at-home mom. It also offered practical advice that I plan on using! I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who takes their job as a mother seriously!! This book will give you guidance in many areas and give you the renewed encouragement to be the best mom, wife and home manager you can be. In a society that seems to worry more about the kind of world we are leaving for our children instead of the kind of children we are leaving for this world, this book is a breath of fresh air!
Date published: 2006-07-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good, but not what I was expecting from title I bought this book because frankly I lack the knowledge and knowhow to be a functionnal mother (i am expecting), and I was expecting more hints and knowledge from this book. Im not saying that it didnt have any, because it still had a lot of good advice and councelling on a more spiritual and psychological point of view of motherhood, but I wasent expecting it to be about 50% on how to developp a relationship with god. Dont get me wrong, I understand the importance of the big guy in mothering, but still I could've grasped it in the first five pages she wrote about it. If youre looking for spiritual guidance in motherhood, then this book is for you, but if youre looking for a more hands on, housekeeping or otherwise more technical book, I'd probably suggest another read, like A confession from an organized housekeeper .
Date published: 2005-07-20

Table of Contents

Foreword..7Acknowledgments ...9Introduction .11PART 1:SHIFT YOUR THINKING1. Professionalizing Motherhood ...172. So What Did You Do Today? 313. Take Care of the Caregiver ....47PART 2:DETERMINE YOUR STRATEGY4. Do You Know Your True Value?.675. Is Your Family Marriage-Centered? ...796. Where Are My Coworkers? ..91PART 3:TOOLS OF THE TRADE7. Fun: You've Got to Have a Good Time! ..1058. Prayer: An Indispensable Tool .1199. Creativity: Let the Creative Juices Flow! 13710. Grace: It Has a Place in Your Home ...15511. Humor: Let's Laugh a Bit! ..17312. Organization: I Can't Go Anywherewithout My Planner! 187PART 4:ESTABLISH YOUR CAREER TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT13. Develop Your Partnership with God .19914. Parent with Purpose ..211