We are thrilled to have the opportunity to offer a monthly virtual panel for the families in our community. Work-life balance has always been difficult for parents, but 2020 saw a lot of us transitioning to working at home with children learning from home. In February, join the authors of three fabulous books on working while parenting for a panel on work-life balance.
Physical copies of each title are available for curbside pickup or shipping. You can also order the Kobo ebooks through the links below for automatic download.
Zoom Webinar registration link here.
Shari Medini, co-author of Parenting While Working from Home, is a writer and co-owner of AdoreThemParenting.com. Her parenting articles have been published in dozens of print and online publications. Shari's past experience includes working with children and families in the mental health field, mentoring and speaking as a mindset coach, and working as a freelance writer and marketing strategist for companies across the country. She understands the demands of working from home and loves sharing tips to help balance it all. When she's not on her laptop, Shari can be found spending quality time with her husband and two sons exploring their hometown of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Karissa Tunis, co-author of Parenting While Working from Home, is a writer, event organizer, and co-owner of AdoreThemParenting.com. Through these ventures she has been able to share inspiring, heartfelt insight with large audiences both within local communities and across the country. As a work-from-home mom of four children, Karissa understands the need for family-focused organization and time management. She consistently provides insight into child behavior that has helped fellow parents achieve their goals of calmer, happier homes. Karissa also makes it a priority to soak in all of the southern specialties that Charleston, South Carolina, has to offer with her husband and their children.
Joann S. Lublin, author of Power Moms, was management news editor for The Wall Street Journal, working with reporters in the U.S. and abroad, until she retired in April 2018. She continues to frequently appear at conferences to discuss leadership, executive women and other management issues. She created The Journal's first career advice column in 1993 and kept writing its "Your Executive Career" column until May 2020. She shared its Pulitzer Prize in 2003 for stories about corporate scandals. She won the 2018 Lifetime Achievement from the Loeb Awards, the highest accolade in business journalism. She earned a bachelor's degree in journalism with honors from Northwestern University and a master's degree in communications from Stanford University. She lives in Dresher, Pa.
André Shinabarger, co-author of Love or Work, is an adventurer who loves seeing the world. Born in Bolivia, she has a deep passion for building community with marginalized people groups. She works for Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta as a Physician Assistant and is an adjunct professor for Emory University. She is an advisor to Plywood People and host of the Love or Work podcast.
Jeff Shinabarger, co-author of Love or Work, is a bestselling author and founder of Plywood People, a nonprofit in Atlanta leading a community of start-ups doing good. His work has been featured by Forbes, Inc., CNN, USA Weekend and Huffington Post. He is the co-founder of Q, mentored over 600 start-ups and created the largest social entrepreneur event in the South called Plywood Presents.
Parenting in December is very different from parenting in July―especially while working from home!
As more parents work from home than ever before, there are unique challenges when it comes to meeting the demands of their job, helping their kids thrive, and finding even five minutes to take care of themselves. Parenting While Working from Home offers tips, strategies, and reflections to help parents balance their careers, connect with their kids, and establish their inner strength over the course of a year. Parenting experts and founders of the popular website, Adore Them Parenting, Karissa Tunis and Shari Medini share actionable tips, heartfelt insight, and planning strategies to help you enjoy your own parenting journey while working from home.
Building on the authors' own experiences and the most common challenges they hear parents voicing today, Parenting While Working from Home encourages parents to make intentional changes that will result in happier families and thriving careers. This practical guide will teach you how to:
- Manage your time so that both your kids and your job get the attention they need
- Build a professional network and maintain your productivity from home
- Create a kid-friendly environment that encourages independence and strong sibling bonds
- Consistently tune in to your own needs so that you can meet your true potential
- And so much more
While it isn't always easy, working from home while raising a family can (and should) be an incredible experience. Parenting While Working from Home offers comfort in shared struggles, new solutions, and calmer days ahead!
A retired Wall Street Journal editor and mother compares two generations of women--boomers and GenXers--to examine how each navigates the emotional and professional challenges involved in juggling managerial careers and families.
For the first time in American history, a significant number of mothers are heading major corporations, including General Motors, Ulta Beauty, and Best Buy. Over the past several decades, women have made gains throughout executive suites. Yet these "Power Moms" still struggle with balancing their management responsibilities with raising children. Joann S. Lublin draws on the experiences of the nation's two generations of these successful women to measure how far we've come--and how far we still need to go.
Lublin combines her own insights with those of eighty-five executive mothers across industries--including experienced public-company chiefs such as Carol Bartz, the first woman to command Autodesk and Yahoo; Hershey's Michele Buck, DuPont's Ellen Kullman, ITT's Denise Ramos, and WW International's Mindy Grossman--and twenty-five of their grown daughters. Lublin reveals how trailblazer boomers, many now in their sixties, often endured sweeping disapproval for their demanding management careers, even as their own daughters sometimes rejected their choices. While the second wave of executive mothers--all under forty-five--handle working parenthood with less angst, they still lead stressful lives.
Power Moms provides lessons and advice to help today's professional women, their families, and their employers navigate this challenging terrain. Lublin looks at the trade-offs mothers are too often forced to make between work and family and the root causes, including the dearth of large-scale paid parental leave and other family-friendly policies. While it celebrates the gains women have made, Power Moms makes clear how much more must be done to make being a working mother easier.
Is it possible to work with purpose, stay in love, and raise a healthy family--all at the same time? Popular podcast hosts and founders of Plywood People Jeff and André Shinabarger share proven research, insightful practices, and stories from 100 working couples to cast new vision for the modern family.
We know the harm that comes from prioritizing work or family at the cost of the other, so what is the secret to living a fully engaged and balanced life in both work and family? Hosts of the Love or Work podcast, Jeff and André Shinabarger posed this question to 100 working couples--from professional athletes and artists, entrepreneurs and CEOs, to fashion icons and church leaders. They partnered with the Barna Group for a yearlong nationwide research project to find the answer and now, along with their own unique story of juggling demanding careers and a growing family, Jeff and André offer their findings: a new vision for the modern family and a path forward for the socially-conscious working partnership.
In this one-of-a-kind book, they address head-on the complex tensions in career fulfillment, working parent guilt, timing, and marital and spiritual health. With proven research, personal experience, and applicable insights, Jeff and André reveal the practices that will help you cultivate your own, individual, purpose-fueled family.
More than a formula, Jeff and André found that work-life balance is about embracing where you're at in the journey, pursuing your passion with your family, and living the adventure of it all together.