With over 72% of moms in the U.S. working full-time or part-time, we are bound to have some tips and advice for managing the load, the stress and the fun. Yes, there’s a fun side to what we do. The secret to success in the working mom world is support.
Written by Suzanne Riss & Teresa Palagano, the survival guide is an excellent resource for moms new to the working mom world and veteran working moms who are now navigating it with tech teens.
This ten chapter guide includes whimsical artwork and colorful pages that gives you a common sense approach to manage the 100 direction pull. I enjoyed the humorous ways they suggest let go of the guilt and even find time to relax. We can laugh a little after all!
I’ve heard the guide referred to as a “girlfriend’s guide” to juggling the kids and the career. It’s written in just that way. It provides support, a few “aha” thoughts and a way to challenge the old norms of the corporate environment.
Working Mother Magazine also conducted an online survey in 2011 to learn from working moms and in an effort to tap our collective insight into the working mom world. The guide provides a snapshot of working mom statistics, quotes and more that you give the “I’m not alone” support we all need.
From “Here Comes Baby” to “On-the-Job Survival” and through “Navigating Now,” the book covers so many aspects of this journey.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Here Comes Baby
Chapter 2: Back to Work
Chapter 3: On-the-Job Survival
Chapter 4: Strategic Alliances
Chapter 5: Look Inside
Chapter 6: Mom on the Run
Chapter 7: As They Grow
Chapter 8: Tech Time
Chapter 9: Navigating Now
Chapter 10: Work Anywhere
In addition to the vast suggestions for prioritizing and streamlining all the to-dos, the guide includes ways that we can enjoy “me time” for ourselves and relax even during the busiest of weeks.
As a busy mom, I’ve added this guide to my library of “go-to” resources. We can all use the support and strategies that help us navigate being a working mom on our terms.
Hang in there. You’re doing great!
This book review includes the thoughts and opinions of the blog owner. No compensation was exchanged for this review. Copies of The Working Mom Survival Guide were provided by Weldon Owen Publishing for a previously hosted giveaway.