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One couple describes how the rules of business can save your family.

  • Publishers' Weekly

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    "Busy working parents will readily warm to the Friedmans' comprehensive plan for organizing and integrating family and career skills."

    Your Most Important Venture

    Caitlin and Andrew Friedman met while working at a thriving midsize PR firm. Fifteen years of marriage, twins, a house, and three career changes later, they found themselves overwhelmed by their daily responsibilities.

    In this invaluable guide to making your household run more smoothly, the Friedmans take readers step by step through a process of reenvisioning their domestic lives as well-run, successful business ventures. According to the Friedmans, by introducing such simple activities as family meetings, job descriptions, and regular "employee evaluations," it's amazing how simple and stress-free life suddenly can become. Using the tools offered in this book, you will soon see tensions eased, household tasks completed, and family downtime rediscovered.

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The rules of business can save your family.

In this invaluable guide to making your household run more smoothly, the Friedmans take you step by step through the process of re-envisioning your domestic lives as well-run, successful business ventures. By introducing such simple activities as family meetings, job descriptions, and regular "employee evaluations," it's amazing how simple and stress-free life can suddenly become.

  • Getting on The Same Page
  • The Weekend Meeting
  • I Thought You Took Care Of That
  • Good Days, Bad Days
  • Conflict Resolution
  • The Annual Meeting
iconSetting Agendas

Find tips for organizing what needs to happen each week, how you can get it all done and who should do it!

iconReal Stories, Real Parents

Hear from parents all over the country who are facing familiar challenges and are finding new solutions to a balanced home life.

iconTools You Can Use

Ideas for where you can save money, age-appropriate household jobs for your kids, ways you can be a better manager at home, suggestions for what to include in an employee handbook and more.

iconTry this at home

How to apply your office systems and skills at home including how and why to have a family meeting, filing systems that will help you reduce the clutter and putting on the HR hat when hiring anyone from a babysitter to a housepainter.

iconThe Home Team

How to find and hire responsible, responsive and professional individuals to help support you and your family...everyone from a pediatrician and an accountant to an insurance broker and a nanny.

iconResources

To help you with everything from list-making to time-management, the authors have found and recommend apps to download, books to read and websites to browse.

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Caitlin Friedman
Publishing Executive and Mom

Caitlin is best known for her Girl's Guide series which includes the bestselling titles The Girl's Guide to Starting Your Own Business and The Girl's Guide to Being a Boss (Without Being a Bitch). She has appeared on the Today Show, 20/20 and CNN and has been featured in national publications including Time and Real Simple. Her children's book How do You Feed a Hungry Giant? was released last fall.

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Andrew Friedman
Author and Dad

Andrew is coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Breaking Back, the memoir of American tennis star James Blake, and has collaborated on many other successful sports and food books. He is the founder of Toqueland and has written articles for O: The Oprah Magazine as well as other publications and websites. Andrew has appeared on the Today Show and has been profiled or interviewed in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

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