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Roberts combines real-life experience with practical advice on what it takes to launch and nurture a business and family at the same time, in the same place. -- Darren Goldstone, Home Office Computing
 
A must read for every parent who has ever dreamed of doing the work they love and being a great Mom or Dad! -- Wade F. Horn, President, National Fatherhood Initiative
 
Lisa, I have just finished your book and found it to be not only informative but very inspiring! Thank you for your encouraging words...when I read Chapter 2, I actually cried! -- Susan Erickson,Chicago, IL

With your maternity leave almost over, are you wishing for an option that didn't leave you either brokenhearted or just plain broke? Let Lisa Roberts, in How to Raise a Family and a Career Under One Roof, show you how to avoid the agonizing choice between family and career. A mother of four, she built a successful home-based communications consulting company without a ton of money, a huge house, or business acumen. No matter what your interests, you can do it, too. All you need is your conviction that there has to be a better way. There is!

--Christina Vercelletto, Baby Magazine


The most critical issue facing families in today's busy world is balancing work and family. In this highly informative and practical book, Lisa Roberts describes one great solution: home-based businesses. A must read for every parent who has ever dreamed of doing the work they love AND being a great mom or dad!


--Wade F. Horn, Ph.D., President, The National Fatherhood Initiative




Raising a family while working from home is no longer a dream -- it's a real-life option and Lisa Roberts is living proof! How to Raise A Family & A Career Under One Roof sends a positive and important message to parents struggling valiantly to balance work and family.


--Paul & Sarah Edwards, authors of the best-selling Working From Home



How to Raise a Family and a Career Under One Roof is at the cutting edge of the most rapidly growing employment trend in the nation. Lisa Roberts covers the perils, pleasures and rewards of home business, addressing the needs of the work-at-home parent, the business itself, and the child. Whether you run a full time business from home or telecommute part-time, this practical and insightful book belongs on your shelf!

--Nancy W. Hall, Yale University Bush Center in Child Development and Social Policy



Trying to juggle work and family is especially hard when your home is your workplace. In How to Raise A Family & A Career Under One Roof, Roberts combines real-life experience with practical advice on what it takes to launch and nurture a business and family at the same time, in the same place...To help you cope, she provides exercises and outlets in your quest for the perfect balance of a combined work and family life.

--Darren Gladstone, Home Office Computing



I have just finished your book and found it to be not only informative but very inspiring!!! I have always wanted to start my own home business, but was unsure what it would be like with two young children and loss of income while attempting a start-up. When I read your "Child #4" essay, I actually cried! Thank you for your encouraging words--you are truly a role model for all women attempting to juggle all of life's demands.

--Susan Erickson, Chicago, IL



While most authors maintain a professional distance, Roberts invites the reader into her life, sprinkling solid information with stories that are sometimes poignant, often amusing, but always real. What makes this book stand out is Roberts' ability to go beyond the surface "how-to" chatter about working from home to get at the profound experience of meshing work and family -- two critical parts of the same whole.


--Sharron Kahn, Publisher of at Home at Work,The Newsletter for Parents Who Work From Home



Lisa Roberts deflates the myth that one needs to be a high-powered entrepreneur in order to succeed; rather, her book draws upon the formidable skills and strength a parent possesses... It is an ideal first book for parents who want to


--Wilma Neuman Longman, F.E.M.A.L.E. (Formerly Employed Mothers At the Leading Edge)




How to Raise A Family & A Career Under One Roof is a much-needed "how-to" manual for anyone contemplating a home-based business while also having to carry out child care responsibilities and supervision. It is "must" reading whose precepts, if faithfully applied, will result in a healthy business enterprise and a happy family life.


--James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review




Extremely well written . . . Wonderful advice!


--John Sebastian, WABJ Radio, The Morning Show



This book is an excellent resource -- detailed, sincere and full of usable information. Lisa is clearly dedicated to what she does and to helping others become successful in both their families and careers. A great guide that can help smooth out a process that may seem daunting to many!


--George Chamberlin, KCEO-AM, Money in the Morning



By the year 2000, 60% of the work force will be contract workers. How to Raise A Family & A Career Under One Roof is a most timely aid for those considering starting a home-based business and raising a family simultaneously. Lisa Roberts thoughtfully covers the many complex issues that go into creating this new way of life: the integration of work and family.


--Elizabeth Adler, author of Everyone's Guide to Successful Publications



Starting a new -"chapter" in life is always a bit scary, and starting a home business can certainly seem overwhelming. How to Raise A Family & A Career Under One Roof includes all the tools needed to start your home business and adds a nice touch of motivation and encouragement to let you know it can be done!


--Lesley Spencer, Founder and President of Home-Based Working Moms



Lisa Roberts addresses all the crucial questions every parent contemplating opening a home business should consider. Few books, if any, provide more insight into the personal rewards which go hand-in-hand with home-based entrepreneurship than this one.


--Constance Hallinan Lagan, President, The Entrepreneurial Center for Small Business Development



How to Raise A Family & A Career Under One Roof is right on target for those just starting a home-based business. I wish it was around eight years ago when I was first starting out.


--Beverly Williams, Founder/President, American Association of Home-Based Businesses



How to Raise A Family & A Career Under One Roof is a blueprint to help you manage your work successfully while also honoring your most precious personal priorities. As the owner of a home-based business, spouse and parent, I'll keep a copy on my own bookshelf!


--Paula Ancona, National Columnist and author of SuccessAbilities!



Lisa Roberts has written a practical and entertaining book chock full of valuable and honest advice. Both old-timers and newcomers to home business will find it an enthusiastic and witty book that is supportive of their dreams for both their careers and their families.


--Kimberly Metz, Words Unlimited, Rapid City, South Dakota



Combining family and business is essential to home business success. This book offers clear solutions on how to do it and is written in a light and enjoyable way. If you don't have a home-based business now, you will want one; if you do, you will appreciate it more!


--Diana Ennen author of Words From Home



Being able to simultaneously edit, send e-mail, nurse my daughter and nonchalantly spill coffee on my nightgown has allowed me to achieve my career ambitions with graceful privacy! With 10 years of experience behind her, Lisa Roberts knows from whence I speak and offers this insightful, informative book to all of us who long to be both entrepreneurs and @home parents.


--Amy Condra-Peters, Publisher of The Mother Is Me


 

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