One of the things on my list of 10 Things To Do In February is to read Minding Your Own Business by Raymond and Dorothy Moore. And this week I finished it.
I enjoyed reading it again and found myself inspired and encouraged as I absorbed the Moore's ideas and advice on managing the home and a home business (or two). It was helpful to read the stories included of other families who have successfully woven a family business into the fabric of their day to day lives.
This book has two parts and sixteen chapters.
Part One: How to Manage Your Home
1. One Man's Family
2. How to Coach Young Financiers
3. Values: How Much Are You Worth?
4. The Wasteful Generation
5. Recycling: Happily Making New Out of Old
6. They Who Serve: The Twice Blessed
7. Organization: Just a Little Bit at a Time
Part Two: Home Industries
8: The Miracle of Work: How Hands Build the Head and the Heart
9. The C-I Magic: Why Cottage Industries Are Special
10. How Others Do It
11. A Few Home Businesses
12. Finding Money for Your Industry
13. When the Handicapped Become Assets
14. Preparing for Employment: Home Industries and Apprenticeships
15. Something for Single Parents, Too
16. Considering the Law's Demands
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in home management and/or home industry. Even if you don't agree with everything in the book there is a lot of great food for thought.