The See-Saw: 100 Ideas for Work-Life Balance

Julia Hobsbawm

The See-Saw: 100 Ideas for Work-Life Balance

In a society where women and men are under constant pressure to juggle their commitments as partners, parents and workers, "The See-Saw" offers life-changing tips and case studies to inspire and reassure you that you can get your work-life balance on track. Julia Hobsbawm, who combines running a successful small business with being a multiple mother of three young children and two teenage step-children, shares her own personal experiences and provides case studies and advice from women and men with different backgrounds and circumstances. Everyone is facing the same challenges: How do I save time? How do I remain focused on work but not distracted at home? How do I relax? This book is bursting with advice... 2.5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews
The See-Saw: 100 Ideas for Work-Life Balance

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Classification Non-fiction
Genre Family & Lifestyle
Format Paperback
Pages 144
RRP £6.99
Date of Publication January 2009
ISBN 978-1843549116
Publisher Atlantic
 

In a society where women and men are under constant pressure to juggle their commitments as partners, parents and workers, "The See-Saw" offers life-changing tips and case studies to inspire and reassure you that you can get your work-life balance on track. Julia Hobsbawm, who combines running a successful small business with being a multiple mother of three young children and two teenage step-children, shares her own personal experiences and provides case studies and advice from women and men with different backgrounds and circumstances. Everyone is facing the same challenges: How do I save time? How do I remain focused on work but not distracted at home? How do I relax? This book is bursting with advice...

Reviews

The Guardian

Ian Sansom

...the case studies might seem a little alien to anyone outside the major metropolitan areas ("Antonia, leader writer at the London Evening Standard and on the Conservative party's candidate list, is a mother of three"), and the top tips are perhaps not always utterly tip-top... but The See-Saw is not a book one turns to for profundity of thought. It's about quick-fixes for the parenting merry-go-round. Basically, lighten up, multitask and get on with it.

04/04/2009

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The Independent

Katy Guest

Julia Hobsbawm makes some good points about women and guilt, but sadly her value-tosh balance is too skewed to find room here to mention them. What there is much more of is self-help cringe about the T-word (time) and the G-word (guilt), and plenty of the S-word (smugness) in which the fragrant Ms H compares herself to an Afghan refugee and fails to understand that not everyone lives in posh north London.

30/01/2009

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