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

Paperback | July 28, 2002

byJill Savage

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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.

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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 c...

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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 you...

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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Format:PaperbackPublished:July 28, 2002Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0310248175

ISBN - 13:9780310248170

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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