Ditch the Joneses is a book packed with ideas and encouragement for families who want to thrive on one income. If you’re a working mom who is considering staying at home and looking for suggestions on how to make that work, I believe this book will give you a great deal of inspiration and practical ideas for making that happen.
The author, Cathi Breese Doebler, makes a strong case for moms staying home in this book, which I generally agree with and wholeheartedly support. But I think that much of the author’s premise is based upon the assumption that most women who work are doing so to “keep up with the Joneses”. This is the case in many situations, however, I believe there are many women who sincerely have to work for one reason or another and they aren’t working to support a lavish lifestyle; they are working to put food on the table and a shelter over their heads.
That said, for all I know, the author was in no way having a critical spirit toward working moms, I just felt it could be interpreted like that, so it bothered me. But despite the statements which bothered me, there were many suggestions and resources mentioned in Ditch the Joneses which would be very helpful to any family out there who is currently trying to get one parent home part-time or full-time or hoping they can continue to stay home in a tight economy.
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