Book Reviews

There are masses of books out there looking at career changes, parenting, work-life balance etc. Here are a few reviews of some of my favourites…

Half a Wife, by Gaby Hinsliff
Gaby worked out that every couple needs around ‘half a wife’ each week to maintain a happy household. Needless to say, it doesn’t necessarily need to be the ‘wife’ that takes on these responsibilities. This book actively encourages couples to reconsider the traditional roles, and look to share the household tasks and childcare so that both partners have the opportunity to work, and the opportunity to play a meaningful role in their children’s (and each other’s) lives.

Work from Home, by Judy Heminsley
This is a great book for those who are considering starting to work from home, or for those who are doing it already and struggling a bit. Sound, practical advice from years of experience. Judy has also been instrumental in getting the Jelly co-working days off the ground in the UK, so she has a fabulous understanding about the needs of those of us who choose not to go to the office every day…

MOB Rule, by Hannah Evans
As a mum of three boys, I’m afraid I had to put this in. Not specifically (or indeed at all) to do with managing careers, it is a fabulous book for those of us ‘blessed’ with any number of fellas. It makes you realise that you are not alone in your frustrations and delights of bringing up boys, and will give any visitors to my house an immediate explanation about why there is ALWAYS a pile of sticks outside my front door (and a box of stones in the hall)…

Do let me know of any recommendations. Always looking for another good read…

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