Book Review: Working Mom Survival Guide

Working Mom Survival GuideWhen you are a working mom, each day can bring you joy, sadness, frustration, excitement, overwhelm and just plain stress. We all have good days and the days we just want to be over.

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. Continue reading

Book Review: Big Fat Lies Women Tell Themselves

It’s not often that I come across a book that I want to read beginning to end and back again. You know the kind you can’t put down. I just finished one of those books.

Big Fat LiesBig Fat Lies Women Tell Themselves:
Ditch Your Inner Critic and Wake Up Your Inner Superstar
Written by: Amy Ahlers

I feel privileged that I received an advanced copy and even more excited to share the book review with you!

The book includes 59 lies we tell ourselves. The lies that come from that  inner voice  telling us the negative  and holding us back  in various areas of life.  Each “lie” is exposed through Amy’s Truth, followed by a Challenge for the reader and last, an Affirmation.

The book includes sections on  self-worth, self-care, success, money, love and relationships, being authentic and spirit. Continue reading

Book Review: Chicken Soup for the Working Mom’s Soul

Chicken Soup for Working Mom SoulI remember after graduating college and embarking on my corporate journey, I picked up the 1st edition of Chicken Soup For The Soul. I was going through some major life changes and entering the corporate world was one of them. Coming from the retail industry, corporate was a big shock to my  system. With over 100 short essays, I instantly felt inspired and empowered by the stories of so many different people. It’s amazing what people can do with a positive attitude.

I recently stumbled across Chicken Soup For The Working Mom’s Soul when I was researching books about being a working mom. I hadn’t picked up a Chicken Soup/Soul book in many years and was  taken back  by the many, many books that are now part of the series. No matter the issue or challenge you are facing, they have some chicken soup for it. You name it, they’ve got it! Continue reading

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. Continue reading