Book Review - So You Want to be a Work-at-Home Mom

Though my children have grown up and flown the coop, I have a heart for work-at-home moms. Anyone who has read Age before Beauty knows that. For that reason, I’m always interested in books that help moms accomplish their goal to stay home with their kids and contribute to their families’ financial obligations at the same time. In So You Want to be a Work-at-Home Mom, Jill Hart and Diana Ennen provide a realistic guide to setting up and managing an at-home business. This book is full of practical advice for anyone – not just moms – who wants to be successful working from home. The authors have covered all the bases, from the initial choice of leaving the workplace, to setting up the business, to marketing, to business basics. There are lists and checklists galore to assist anyone in establishing and maintaining an at-home business. Also included are profiles of successful businesses, including Jill Hart’s Christian Work at Home Moms (

One thing I particularly liked about this book was the focus on Christian values. The authors urge readers to seek the Lord’s will for their lives, their families, and their business ventures. They stress the importance of maintaining a strong daily commitment to Bible study and prayer, and on establishing the proper balance between family and business responsibilities. As someone who leans toward workaholic tendencies, I really appreciated that, and their advice hit its target in me.

If you’re considering an at-home business, or even if you’ve already got one, this book will help you make it a success.

On a related topic, you may be interested in a series of four teleseminars beginning October 12thon the subject. The Work at Home Girls, Jill Hart (co-author of So You Want to be a Work-at-Home Mom) and Mary Byers (author of Making Work at Home Work) will share their wisdom on starting, running, and growing a successful home-based business. You can sign up for each week individually, or for all four seminars at a discount. Check out the Work at Home Girls website for more information.

Thanks go to Beacon Hill Press for providing a review copy of So You Want to be a Work-at-Home Mom.