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Time Management Mama: Making Use of the Margins to Pursue Your Passions Audiobook

Time Management Mama: Making Use of the Margins to Pursue Your Passions

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Publisher's Summary

Productivity is hard. Accomplishing big goals is even harder, and trying to grow a business or pursue a great big goal while raising kids feels almost impossible!

This book is for those of us who are mixing motherhood with other passions. We are raising babies while working tirelessly at enormous goals. We are playing with preschoolers while pursuing our passions. It is difficult enough to manage a home and love on our children without adding impossible dreams to the mix. But we know you can do it, and this book can help!

As a mamapreneur, being productive in the home is just as important as being productive with your business. The two go hand in hand because we juggle the kids, the home, and the business all day long. Using our time wisely in one area inevitably helps the other areas as well.

We don't have the luxury of a nine-to-five schedule where we can work exclusively on our business or big dream. Many of us are choosing to stay home with our kids and build our dream businesses in the snatches of time we find between carpools, bottles, and Play-Doh.

Others of us still work traditional nine-to-five jobs, so our margins in the hours off must be balanced wisely to have time for our families as well as time to pursue other passions. The exhaustion of a nine-to-five job fuels the fire for building a business where we can be our own boss.

As moms, it's not possible to simply cross the home front off the list and move on. Meals, laundry, and cleaning can't be put off indefinitely. Our families are more pleasant when they are fed, clean, and not living in filth. We get it. We live there.

We've drawn from our own experiences, trials, and errors when writing this book. We type not from corner offices and conference rooms but from crusty couches and crumb-filled kitchens. We've gathered the best tips from other moms in the trenches, too. So you'll hear not only what works for us but also what works for them.

©2015 The Amateur Naturalist (P)2015 The Amateur Naturalist

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    "Supremely helpful at any "Moma" stage."

    Since my only child is an adult and lives on the other coast from me, you would think this book would have little value or relevancy to my life. However, I've always been chronically disorganized and have been on a 15 year mission to correct that. At my age I'm starting to feel that if I don't find better ways to achieve my goals I will die just a dreamer. Many of the chapters hit home and gave me more useful tools and a new way to think of things that GTD didn't help with! One warning; if you have adult kids, it may cause a twinge or two of guilt that you didn't have these skills early enough to teach your kids.

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    Rachel Thompson 02-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Written by Mompreneurs, For Mompreneurs"

    A "MUST-READ" for all moms trying to manage a family and business. So many great, practical takeaways...

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    Jenn 01-27-16
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    "This book really helped me!"
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    I have always struggled with time management and now that I run my own business while caring for my family, the demands on my time are extraordinary. The information in this book made an instant difference for me and helped me to organize my schedule and my life. I no longer feel anxious about completing all my work and tasks and instead have a feeling of confidence and accomplishment. Thank you, Beth Anne and Sarah, for helping me to conquer my bad habits and become an organized business owner and mother!

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    Raquel 11-12-15
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    "Finally a Time management book that speaks to a Mompreneu"

    What a refreshing book filled with practical and useful hacks for business, for managing our children,and for tending our housekeeping.

    I appreciated hearing the authors Sarah and Beth Ann as they shared their personal experiences, their challenges, and inspiring tips.

    This is a great book that is super applicable to Mompreneurs unlike the plethora of unattainable and unrealistic time management books that are out there.

    Thank you Sarah and Ben sand for this book. I feel just as inspired to thrive in my business and be intentional with my family as I pursue my passions.

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    DesaRae Atnip Janszen Key West, FL United States 11-04-15
    DesaRae Atnip Janszen Key West, FL United States 11-04-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellent read for busy entrepreneur moms!"
    If you could sum up Time Management Mama: Making Use of the Margins to Pursue Your Passions in three words, what would they be?

    InspiringInterestingAuthentic


    What other book might you compare Time Management Mama: Making Use of the Margins to Pursue Your Passions to and why?

    Steven Covey's: 7 habits of highly successful people because both books give you ideas on how you can maximize your efficiency while putting the things that are most important to you first (i.e. your family)


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I liked the tip about setting a timer to do the task you are dreading for 10 minutes, and then hitting it hard, knowing you can stop in 10. It has helped me to procrastinate less!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    In a world where chaos in your home is everywhere, Sarah and Beth Anne save the day!


    Any additional comments?

    I absolutely loved their reading voices! I am a regular listener to their podcasts, so I was already familiar with their personalities, but most of the time they are not doing the talking on the the podcast - their interviewee is. I thoroughly enjoyed hearing their chapters. I think Beth Anne in particular, could be a professional audio book reader.

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    AZDeelite 12-10-15
    AZDeelite 12-10-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Only useful if your a new mom and a blogger."

    This book was basically a list for the authors. I felt like they were listing their own to do list. Only useful if you want to hear more about her preschooler. Sorry I don't often write negative reviews but I couldn't get past chapter 3.

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