Are you leaving home for the first time? Have you been "on your own" for a while, but can't seem to get your life organized? Do you need help with "the basics" of cleaning, cooking, or handling your finances?

Living on your own can be both exhilarating and a little scary. Whether you're just graduated from high school or college, or have been on your own for a while, Before You Call Mom can help you tackle those daily challenges that were never covered in any classroom.

Written by a twenty-something and her mom, this survival guide reveals secrets to making it in the real world:

. Moving Out-how to set up house and handle awful roommates (and we've all had them/been them)

. Survival Housekeeping-fast and easy clutter control, cleaners you can make from items in your pantry and laundry and sewing 101

. Money Matters-how to balance that check book, keep from drowning in debt, and create a budget you can live with

. Changing a Flat Tire and Living to Tell About It

. Getting a Job-from writing a resume to preparing for interviews, we've got you covered

Plus Tips for:

* What to do if you lose your wallet

* How to stop smoking

*Setting goals and managing time wisely

* .and much, much more Packed with anecdotes, expert advice, and world wide web resources.

Before You Call Mom is like a phone call home, only better.

(But still call Mom from time to time, she misses you.) 

 Book Reviews


 My mom recently purchased a copy of Before You Call Mom for me. I graduated from high     school last spring and am in my second  semester of college now. There is a lot of  information in this book! So far, it has helped  me figure out how to get a stain out of my  favorite shirt, how to balance my checkbook,  and how to get my resume written so I can  start looking for my summer internship.
Leaving home and starting college has been difficult - especially living 5 hours away from home, but Before You Call Mom provides  instructions on a lot of those basics of life I  didn't learn at home. I highly recommend this  book! 


 I was given this book as a present- let me tell  you it has come in handy. Whether you 18 and  moving out on your own for the first time or  your almost 26 and have been on your own for  years this book is always useful. I love re-  reading it and enjoy sharing it with my friends  who children are about to leave home for the  first time. This has become my favorite gift to  give to my friends and my friend's children.  


 This book is my favorite gift for the graduates  in my life. I like to tuck 5- and 10-dollar bills  between the pages for the student to find  someday when they least expect it!! They are  always amazed by the wealth of information in  here. 

Part cookbook, part how-to manual, part financial planner, and part Mom... 

Joyce Good Henderson

Publisher: Write That Press
Publication Date: January 16, 2006
Language: English
Number of Pages: 216