Book Review: What Happy Working Mothers Know

What Happy Working Moms KnowI am very excited to share What Happy Working Mothers Know with you! It’s on the New York Times Bestseller list so it’s not a best kept secret and it shouldn’t be. I came across it when I was searching for working mom resources. It includes a review of new findings in positive psychology and its  influence on  healthy and happy work/life balance. You can grab all that from the front cover actually…

Once you start reading, you will quickly learn how we can affect our family  with our outlook, attitude and response to what life throws our way. Co-authored by two working moms, it will give you an inspirational way of looking at work, home and you. Included in this book, you will also learn techniques  for self coaching and cheer leading.

It’s not a self-help or how to by any means. Instead, you will  have the opportunity to learn about other  working moms through real-life interviews and case studies. You will connect with working mom stories as well as  recognize where you fall into the various categories of working mom/family statistics.

You will see the positive aspects of your career choices in a different way. It’s a powerful tool that you can reference at any time when you need a “check and balance” during your working mom journey. I know that’s what I will be doing!

Happiness Tips Found In The Book:

~   Life happens. What you choose to focus on becomes your experience. Focus on the positive.

~   Learn to forgive yourself and others.

~   Happiness comes from a full, balanced life that includes hard work, time with loved ones and friends, exercise, celebration, and even solitude. Skimp on any of the ingredients and your recipe for happiness falls flat.

~   Half the battle in life is choosing something you love to do. The other half is celebrating your success along the way.

~   Knowing when to say “no” and how to do so without feeling guilty increases life satisfaction and, therefore, happiness.

No matter what stage you are at in your career or motherhood this is a must-read and fantastic resource that will help put things in perspective, understand the possibilities when you embrace happiness and feel inspired.

What are your tips for finding happiness?


This book review includes the thoughts and opinions of the blog owner. No compensation was exchanged for this review.

6 thoughts on “Book Review: What Happy Working Mothers Know

  1. I totally believe in celebrating success. I don’t think we do enough of that. I think we tend to focus on what we do wrong. Sad. Give yourself a pat on the back!


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