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Thursday
Sep132012

Work Shift: Review and Giveaway

This past weekend I read Anne Bogel's (aka Modern Mrs. Darcy) new ebook, Work Shift: How to Create a better blend of work, life, and family.

There are many things I enjoyed about the book. It was easy to read. I finished the book in a few hours and am already finding myself wanting to go back and re-read some sections. They were THAT good.

I loved Work Shift because of how well-educated Anne is on this topic. She used quotes when appropriate and personal stories to validate the statements she makes. As you might know, Anthony and I don't have any kids and we both work full time. Even without kids, this book had applications for me!

I appreciated that Anne addressed nearly every scenario a person might be in (married with kids, families with breastfeeding babies, single moms/dads, couples, both parents working full time, etc) and how to blend work and family life.

Have you ever heard of "share care?" I learned about this term through Work Shift. Share care is where parents share the care of raising their children. It has long been a pet peeve of mine when a mom says their husband is babysitting the kids. I don't think of a parent watching their kids as baby sitting. Sharing the care is a much better description of what is happening! 

I needed to put my thinking cap on as Anne discussed the cultural shift "work" has gone through over the years. She discusses farm life, the industrial revolution, factory work, and how the Dot Com boom enabled the internet. I loved the history and economics she walked me through with Work Shift.

Bottom line: buy the book. I'm sure you'll learn something from it.


Anne is giving away one copy of Work Shift (the ebook) to one of you! To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment letting me know you'd like to win. The giveaway will be open until Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 8:00pm PST. 

I was given a review copy of Work Shift by Anne Bogel. However, all opinions are my own. This post contains my affiliate links. The giveaway winner must be over 18 years old. The winner will be chosen randomly and notified via email. 

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Reader Comments (11)

This was a very helpful review as I was wondering if Work Shift would be applicable as a working women who is married but without kids. I look forward to reading it and learning an alternative to "balance," which I never felt was an achievable goal or a particularly good one!

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSteph Shackelford

Sounds interesting! My husband and I are working full-time with a baby on the way.

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Our house is so crazy right now, and with T-5 mo. until baby shows up, this is timely!

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMariah

I really like her blog so I'd like to give the ebook a try the topic sounds interesting
please enter me into the giveaway

September 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaria

I don't work, but I serve in various ministries, and it is tricky to make it all balance out. And yes, even without kids, you do still need to figure out how to blend working and family. I'm not a big fan of the "Daddy's babysitting" phrase either.

September 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoyce

I just sent my two youngests off to full-day school, and I am in a transition year. Would love to win and get some perspective!

September 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterstacie

I'd love to win this book - it looks like a great read that covers in issue that so many of us moms struggle with.

September 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDeanna

Leslie (barefooton45th) just wrote about this book as well

September 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPC

I want to read this book!!!

September 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmy Rose

I would love to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway

September 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjamiej

I would like to win.

September 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMonica L.
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