Top 10 Must Read Books for Work at Home Moms


Work at home moms have it harder than any other worker. They have to juggle both work and managing their children at the same time. It’s even worse for mothers who have to deal with absentee fathers. Getting into the right mind-set and giving yourself the confidence to work at home while managing a family unit is half the battle. If you’re thinking about it, inspire yourself with 10 great reads.

#1 Quitter by Jon Acuff

Jon shares his thoughts and feelings on how you can start somewhere and get to your destination. It’s quite a generalised read, but it teaches a number of vital principles you can take advantage of in your work at home endeavour.

#2 The Other 8 Hours by Robert Paglierini

Read this for some helpful advice on how you can make money outside of a conventional day job. Mothers who feel like they don’t have enough time to fit in a side job will find this immensely helpful for bursting through that negative mind-set.

#3 EntreLeadership by Dave Ramsey

If you need something more practical, Dave Ramsey’s book is the first place to go. You’ll find tried-and-tested information to inspire and guide you as a small business owner. It even teaches you how to deal with the idea of utilising sub-contractors and employees.

#4 Eat That Frog: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating by Brian Tracy

Finding it difficult to get started? Brian Tracy will show you how to turn your life around by making more time. Believe it or not, we have more time than we think, and this book will show you how to harness it.

#5 How to Have a 48-Hour Day by Don Aslett

Make the most of your day with the help of Don Aslett. His practical information will help you discover those extra minutes and how to eliminate little distractions and inefficiencies. This is perfect for moms lacking in time.

#6 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think by Laura Vanderkam

This is another book designed to offer you more time. If you’ve ever found yourself with excuses as to why you don’t have enough time, this book will put pay to all of them. Learn how to motivate yourself to take advantage of the time you do have.

#7 Tell Your Time by Amy Lynn Andrews

Use this essential step-by-step guide to setting up a time budget and managing your time better. There are tips and tricks for every style of work at home mom.

#8 The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber

Any business owner who wants to setup a business and have it run without their input needs to read this book. You’ll learn lots about creating passive income and benefitting from just a few hours of work per day.

#9 Mom Blogging for Dummies by Wendy Piersall

Wendy Piersall will show you how to create your very own blogging business. She will demonstrate how to pick your business model, platform, and how to use analytics. It also comes with some fantastic case studies from female bloggers.

#10 Pour Your Heart Into It by Howard Schultz

From the owner of Starbucks, this is an inspirational story about how Starbucks began selling coffee beans to becoming the corporate giant it is today. Even if you’re not aiming for the stars, it’s a useful read for someone who needs that extra kick. Schultz’s story is particularly interesting because it doesn’t start with a pair of rich parents or end with a massive amount of luck. This is a practical tale of success.

Are you a work at home mother? Have you used any of these books? Do you think they were helpful? Your thoughts and comments below please...




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