Part cookbook, part how-to manual, part financial planner, and part Mom... - Are you striking out on your own 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've 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 coveredPlus Tips for* What to do if you lose your wallet * How to stop smoking *Setting goals and managing time wisely * ?and much, much morePacked 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.)Henderson, Joyce is the author of 'Before You Call Mom ' with ISBN 9780976004318 and ISBN 0976004313.