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If you want to take steps to simplify your life, this book can help. Whether you are a single person or a couple just starting out on your own, if you don’t have skills such as setting up a schedule, establishing a budget, shopping, cleaning, cooking, washing clothes, making your budget stretch, making minor home repairs, or doing yard work, you will find the suggestions and counsel on these and much more within this book.

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The Ultimate Guide for Stay-at-home Parents
Publisher’s Comments The Ultimate Guide for Stay-at-home Parents is just what the title suggests. It is the ultimate guide. Many of the books on the market do not deal with the daily aspects of peoples lives. They are designed and aimed for specific issues, and often for experienced people. This book takes everyone, independent of your previous knowledge, step-by-step through the process of setting up and maintaining a home, effectively and efficiently.

Title: The Ultimate Guide for Stay-at-home Parents Publication Date: October 30, 2008 Genre: Reference/Parents Guide Author: Robert Koger Agent: Chamein Canton Literary Agency, LLC Binding: Trade Paperback Price: $15.00 Pages: 141 ISBN: 978-0-9815669-2-4 Audience: Stay-at-home Parents, singles and young couples Distribution: Ingram, and Baker & Taylor Contents of News Release:  Statement by the Publisher  Table of Contents  About the Author

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Statement by the Publisher: This book is written from experience. The author, Robert Koger, worked in the role of a stay-at-home parent, and househusband. He also had a period of time that he was a single parent. He provided his children with this information when they started out as a new head of their own households. Everything you’ll find in this book will help you, no matter what role you are in. Although this book was written primarily for the stay-at-home parent, much of the information is also applicable to other people. Our current generation has had many parents that both work outside of the home. As a result the children grew up without learning the basics required to setup and maintain a home. This book takes them on a journey to learn how to properly do the job no matter what situation they are in. It is applicable to people who are single, married, and with or without children. Many people think that they can just quit their outside job and instantly know everything they need to know to start taking care of a house or children. They believe the move can be made without any preparation or guidance. For most men and women that’s simply not true. Taking care of the house and family requires learning new skills…You didn’t learn to drive a car by riding in one and you won’t be able to cook, clean, shop, and do many other tasks for your new job by just being around the house or the children. There are numerous books on the market designed to assist you in your new endeavor, but most do not deal with the basics. Do you know where to start vacuuming in a room? Do you know where to start in a store when you are grocery shopping? Do you follow the “right hand rule” when you are doing your errands? If your answer is, “What are you talking about” then you can definitely use this book. This book is packed from the first page to the last page with suggestions and techniques that will let you learn the job properly and then proceed from beginner to experienced professional. Not everyone is born a domestic diva, but you can be comfortable and knowledgeable about how to do the job. This book covers all aspects and areas surrounding the home and proper care of yourself or your family. This includes setting up and establishing a budget, setting up a schedule, shopping, cleaning, childproofing the home, washing clothes, making your budget stretch, making minor home repairs, doing yard work, and much more. Cooking is part of the job so although this is book is not designed as a cookbook; it includes many easy-to-prepare recipes and contains extensive sections that explain how to prepare a variety of meals. Trial and error is a hard way to learn anything. Properly running your house, and your life, can be rewarding and fun, and everyone will benefit from your hard work if you do the job right.

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The Ultimate Guide for Stay-at-home Parents
Table of Contents: Chapter 1: Making The Right Move Chapter 2: Getting Started Chapter 3: Establishing Your Schedule Chapter 4: Home Jobs and Scams Chapter 6: Establishing A New Budget Chapter 7: Childproofing Your Home Chapter 8: Children In School Chapter 9: Life Outside of the House Chapter 10: Avoiding Burnout and Meltdown Chapter 11: The Evening Chapter 12: Cleaning Your Home Chapter 13: Home Organization Chapter 14: Washing Clothes Chapter 15: Shopping Chapter 16: Stretching Your Budget Chapter 17: Cooking Preparation Chapter 18: Meals and Recipes, Breakfast Chapter 19: Meals and Recipes, Lunch Chapter 20: Meals and Recipes, Dinner Chapter 21: Recipes for Drinks, Desserts, and Other Items Chapter 22: Home Repairs Chapter 23: Yard Work Chapter 24: Activities, Inside And Outside Chapter 25: Gift Certificates
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The Ultimate Guide for Stay-at-home Parents
About the Author: Robert “Bob” Koger grew up in Columbus, Kansas and now calls Sanger, Texas, his home. Prior to becoming a writer, Bob spent twenty years on active duty with the U. S. Air Force, two years as a Technical Writer for a fortune 500 company, and eighteen years working for the Department of the Air Force as a Civil Servant. After graduation from high school Bob joined the Air Force and became an aircraft navigation equipment technician. Moving from there he went into teaching other Air Force personnel. He also spent four years as a Military Training Instructor. Some people refer to the job as a Drill Instructor. During his time in the Air Force he traveled all over the United States and Thailand and Viet Nam. Upon his retirement from the military he started his next job as the Lead Technical Writer for Keuffel & Esser Company. He wrote repair and operational books on laser ranging devices, heart monitors, and many other types of equipment made by the company. After about 2 ½ years the company decided to move their operations to New Jersey. Wanting to stay in Texas, Bob resigned and went back to work for the Air Force. This time he worked in the civil service portion of the Air Force, going to work as an Education and Training Specialist. During his eighteen year career he worked in numerous faculty and staff positions before becoming the Dean of one of the major Community College of the Air Force campuses. During his Air Force time, Bob received two Associate of Applied Science degrees from the Community College of the Air Force, and received his Bachelor Degree from South West Texas State University, now Texas State University. After retiring from civil service, Bob took off a few months to just work around the house and catch up on some fishing. Early in 2003, Bob started writing and after finishing his first book, he signed with the Chamein Canton Literary Agency, LLC. The Ultimate Guide for the Stay-at-home Parents is Bob’s third book and is published by Wild Plains Press. His first book, 101 Great Youth Soccer Drills, was published by McGraw Hill. His second book, The New Coach’s Guide to Coaching Youth Soccer, was published by Skyhorse

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The Ultimate Guide for Stay-at-home Parents
Publishing. Bob’s fourth book, The Fix-it Book of Youth Soccer Drills, is due to be released in June of 2009, by McGraw Hill. Bob has spent over twenty seven years coaching youth soccer. He has his United States Soccer Association “D” level Coaching License, and has coached all levels of youth soccer, to include Olympic Development. Bob coached in Texas, California, and Mississippi. He also teaches a coaching development clinic he designed. Bob’s teams have played teams from all over the U.S. as well as teams from Mexico, England, and Germany. Bob has a wide range of interests. Among some of his favorites hobbies are: fishing, reading, swimming, and growing roses. He enjoys spending time with his best friend, who also happens to be his wife Mary, and his family. He has a daughter, two sons, a grandson and a two granddaughters.

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