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The Blend: How to Successfully Manage a Career and a Family

Written by Tobi Asare
Illustrated by Tobi Asare
Agent : Julia Silk
Adult •
The Blend: How to Successfully Manage a Career and a Family
Publication date :
March 2023

'This book is essential for anyone trying to blend a career and family, and navigating the challenges that come with it' Alex Stedman, The Frugality

'Tobi's words warmly and confidently guide you through the journey of blending your career with your family, from the early discussions about embarking on parenthood, to progressing in your job. Woven through the experiences of others, along with her own, you'll find clear and practical expert advice to help you navigate the different challenges that arise. Tobi is clearly passionate about helping mothers aim for far more than surviving - she is on a mission to help us thrive'
 Anna Mathur

Whether you are a new mother, just thinking about it, or already trying to combine a career and children, working motherhood can sometimes seem like an impossible balancing act. That's why Tobi Asare, founder of My Bump Pay, doesn't doesn't talk about 'the juggle' or finding 'balance', but instead about The Blend.

In this book, Tobi shares her hard-won wisdom and advice on how to make working work for you, covering everything from the financial to the emotional aspects of working motherhood, and from preparing for maternity leave to returning with confidence. This is not just about surviving or staying sane, this is about how to thrive while successfully blending work and family life. The Blend will help you set yourself up for success before the baby comes along, during the pregnancy and beyond.

With chapters focusing on navigating work while pregnant, freelancers, childcare, future babies and mum guilt, each section also has advice and career tips from successful women who are already making the best of the blend.