You don’t own me: 5 books for empowering mothers

The best tips on making money and managing motherhood for all female superheroes in disguise

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Every generation of mothers has its peculiarities regarding the difficulties and challenges they have to face. In today’s world, most women combine the role of mom with their careers and householding. This neverending list of duties makes modern motherhood even more complicated and energy-consuming than before. It becomes even more triggering with the rise of social media, where the pictures of perfect and always-on-schedule moms are projected continuously. But don’t worry, those are only the pictures, you are amazing just the way you are.  

We cannot ignore all the work women do in today’s society. The Headway Media team created this book list for all already- and soon-to-be mothers out there to support ladies and their empowerment. Ready to get some inspiration?

Money-Making Mom: How Every Woman Can Earn More and Make a Difference by Crystal Paine 

“Financial freedom is not just about getting your finances in order. It’s about mentally getting your head in the right space.” —

Crystal Paine

Motherhood is a blessing, yet we cannot deny that it is hard work too. In a world where moms are the ones to take care of kids the most, they often sacrifice their careers. However, that can be a pretty dangerous thing in the long perspective. Financial freedom is essential to everyone, as it is the primary source of sustainability, health, and comfort. Many mothers who don’t have it can easily fall under their partners’ total control, without the opportunity to leave and take care of their children and themselves. 

In her book Money-Making Mom, Crystal Paine, mom of three, shares tips and tricks of getting income while being at home with kids. She also shares her thoughts on why it is crucial for women to make their own money and how to manage that work-life balance at its best. This title is a true life-savior for all our fellow moms out there! 

Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive by Stephanie Land

“I’d sunk to a new low, but I wouldn’t let it sink me.” —

Stephanie Land

This book is the actual proof of how strong a mother’s love is towards her child. One of the best parts of it is that it is a true story, based on Stephanie Land’s life. 

Being poor is a complicated path, especially in America. It becomes even more unbearable with the baby on the way. The question is whether you are ready to give up or not. The author of Maid chose the second option. It doesn’t matter that being a fighter and a hard-working person fixed all problems in a second. The book describes all trials and tribulations that Stephanie Land had to face, as well as some pleasant details such as a sense of community, companionship, and a warm relationship, even if the only close person to you is your daughter or son. 

This book is a great example and inspiration to every woman who has ever thought that she is not enough and not capable of anything. You go, girl!

Top Home-Based Job & Business Ideas for 2020 by Gundi Gabrielle

Once you have a child, it isn’t easy to juggle your motherhood and career. The 9-to-5 workday can get in the way of keeping your house, especially when you don’t have that many helpers. Then what a woman to do actually to sit in two chairs? Find a home-based job or, even better, start your own business right from your house! But to get your thoughts about it together, you can start with reading this book by Gundi Gabrielle. 

Inside of it, you will find dozens of money-making ideas that won’t require you to go anywhere. Even though 2020 is almost over (finally!), these ways of earning some cash are still going to be trendy in 2021. Time to leave that dusty office and live the life you want!

Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do and More Life to Live by Eve Rodsky

“We expect women to work like they don’t have children and raise children as if they don’t work.” —

Eve Rodsky

Every mother is a Wonder Woman. Their daily schedule looks like something only a person with a teleport could do. However, somehow they manage to bring kids to school on time, build their career, involve in their romantic relationships, and much more. But behind all these, where to find time and energy for yourself? 

Fair Play by Eve Rodsky is the bible of self-love for every woman and a great reminder that you don’t have to drown yourself in everything around. You and your partner are equal, meaning that you should also share mutual responsibilities. After all, every one of us has 24 hours in a day. How come that in yours, there is no time for rest and self-care? It’s time to read Fair Play change your life forever. 

Secrets of Six-Figure Women: Up Your Earnings and Change Your Life by Barbara Stanny 

“There’s nothing magic about this. It’s a universal law: our state of mind shapes our way of life.” —

Barbara Stanny

Many people have already heard the term ‘glass ceiling’ multiple times. And even though it is the reality we all live in, there are many successful high-paid women around us. It’s a common thought that your education defines your future salary. But how peculiar is the fact that many of those near goddesses don’t have a diploma at all? Yet somehow, they managed to become six-figure earners. Do you want to find out how? Check out Secrets of Six-Figure Women by Barbara Stanny! 

In her book, Stanny reveals mental and emotional attitudes that help women boost their career and income. And it’s not just words. She supports her statements with real-life examples of success stories. Inspiring and helpful, this title is a tremendous rid for all females who are tired of constantly feeling underpaid. 

Time changes rapidly, affecting mothers’ experiences and the context in which they have to bring up children. Even though the female voice role in society became almost as powerful equal as the male one, women still take up dozens of different responsibilities. More and more often, they have to deal with them all by themselves. But it wasn’t once or twice that many ladies worldwide proved: women are impressively strong. 

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