It’s the long awaited day that every young adult looks forward to with both excitement and apprehension—the day they move out! Whether their new dwelling place is a dorm room, apartment or even a house of their own, things won’t be the same. Mom won’t be there to cook, clean or do laundry and Dad won’t be paying their bills anymore. But, no fear, ESSENTIAL SURVIVAL GUIDE TO LIVING ON YOUR OWN (Howard Books / A Division of Simon & Schuster; Paperback; March 4, 2008; ISBN: 1-4165-4969-2; $13.99) provides young adults with how-to and hands-on instructions for making it through their first year on their own—without red underwear, over drafted banking accounts and burnt dinners. Author Sharon Siepel covers twelve key topics in ESSENTIAL SURVIVAL GUIDE TO LIVING ON YOUR OWN: Getting through the Day; Money, Money, Money; Getting Your Own Place; God and Me; Other Relationships; Wheels; Gotta Eat; Staying Healthy; I Don’t Feel So Good; Dust Bunnies and the Sock Monster; Wired; and Active Citizenship. Writing from a mother’s perspective, Siepel acts as a substitute mom by offering advice and instructions on:
- Picking roommates
- Making time for God and choosing a church
- Fun, exciting, cheap and legal things to do
- Menu planning and healthy eating habits
- Basic first aid
- How to sort laundry and More!
With concise chapters and quick tips to make life easier, ESSENTIAL SURVIVAL GUIDE TO THE FIRST YEAR ON YOUR OWN even provides room for Mom and Dad (or any gift giver) to provide notes and ideas of their own.