Strengthen family bonds, boost family income, and acquire a sense of purpose by helping your husband achieve his career dreams. Terms like "stay-at-home wife" and "stay-at-home mom" once meant a woman whose lifestyle involved running the household, preparing the meals, and tending to her husband and kids. But today, a new army of educated, highly skilled women has completely reinvented-and re-embraced-the "stay-at-home" role. Far from being June Cleaver, today's female "stay-at-homers" tend to be highly educated and work-credentialed, which opens up exciting possibilities-among them the opportunity to be her husband's most important career partner, mentoring and advising him to reach a level of success he wouldn't achieve otherwise. Profiling a wide array of smart, driven women who've found intellectual and spiritual satisfaction by assuring their husbands' success, journalist and researcher Megan Basham shows how those who forgo a second paycheck and make home "command central" can not only strengthen their marriage, but also-eventually-secure a higher income. One part manifesto, three parts hands-on prescriptive advice, this book is one of the most provocative and convincing ever written on the topic of women and work-a manual that, with its precise tips, will speed women toward the balance they seek. "There's food for thought here for any wife, including one who has her own career." --Claudia Anderson, managing editor, the "Weekly Standard"