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Today I am really happy to share an e-book written by my best friend, Jill Wilson. She blogs in Calledtobeamom about frugal life, DIY, homemaking, and culture. I was very surprised to know that she has published her book in Amazon very soon. Her book show the real image of her thought, life, and skills.
The title of the book, One Income Mystery give a sense that being one income family is something mysterious or uncommon happens.
In the modern days, as the role of women in any field of work more and more dominant and prominent, it is very weird to have stay at home mom in most of the developed countries. The tendency working mom status is also increased in more developing countries as the economic life is getting harder and harder while the need of wives supporting the family economic looks so demanding.
However, some moms have made a very difficult decision of their status. Jill Wilson gives some consideration of 3 kinds of status of Moms recently (working mom, stay at home mom, and work at home mom) and some points to consider choosing the status track for moms. Each status has some objective points to consider the best status for moms is.
However, behind those choices, everyone needs to have goals they want to achieve and prioritise in her life. In chapter 2, Jill Wilson gives some tips how to set the goals and priorities clearly. The SMART way is explained in a very factual and practical way.
Chapter 3 will focus on how frugal living can make the SAHM and WAHM status happens. Before some tips of frugal life are explained, Jill clarify the meaning of being fugal. Then, some great ways of being frugal are explained from some aspects of homemaking areas. One important thing that I get from the book is that being frugal doesn't mean being stingy. Jill Wilson explains how a mom can use some different way to cut off the kitchen expense without “fasting” in chapter 4
As a SAHM or stay at home mom and WAHM or work at home mom doesn't mean cannot have any passion to fulfil. People might thing that a SAHM or WAHM has less dream or things to achieve than working mom. In chapter 5 and 6 there are some alternatives or things that a mom can do other than homemaking routines.
In the last chapter, there are some tips for mom who just starts to be a SAHM or WAHM. Working mom usually gets confused about what to do at home to be more relax without loosing the meaning.
Here is the table of content:
Chapter 1 What Is Your Inspiration?
Chapter 2 Setting Goals
Chapter 3 Financially Making It
Chapter 4 Savings In The Kitchen
Chapter 5 Dream Your Life Into Action
Chapter 6 Options For Work At Home Moms
Chapter 7 Daily Life Changes
This book is really recommended for all mom, especially those who are deciding which way to go regarding their working status. It must be very hard to shift from one status to another one. One Income Mystery will be definitely a great deal of help.