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Balance Is a Crock, Sleep Is for the Weak: An Indispensable Guide to Surviving Working Motherhood Paperback – April 6, 2010
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-Stefanie Wilder-Taylor, author of Sippy Cups Are Not For Chardonnay
"An indispensible and laugh-out-loud hilarious bible for working mothers. You definitely cannot have it all but having this book will help you keep your sanity."
-Amy Sohn, author of Prospect Park West
"You needn't be an office-dweller to benefit from their wisdom: Balance is a Crock, Sleep is for the Weak is for every mother who has felt she was juggling too many jobs to do any of them well, for every mother bedeviled by guilt and the endless hamster-wheel pursuit of perfection. In other words, for all of us."
-Alexa Stevenson, author of Half Baked and creator of Flotsam (flotsamblog.com)
"A must read for all those who struggle to manage the chaos of modern motherhood."
-Amy Keroes, Founder & CEO, mommytracked.com
"This wickedly funny book debunks once and for all the myth that you can balance children and anything else in life, offering comfort, smart advice and humor for those times when motherhood feels like a sitcom in which you are the only audience member."
-Leslie Morgan Steiner, author of Crazy Love and Mommy Wars, and columnist for Mommy Tracked
"Like a bracing, affectionate talking to from a (funnier and more experienced) dear friend, Balance is a Crock, Sleep is for the Weak is the perfect irreverent self-help manifesto for any working mom who struggles to keep it together. That is: just about all of us."
-Kristin van Ogtrop, Editor of Real Simple and author of Just Let Me Lie Down
"Get ready to laugh out loud, Balance Is a Crock provides no-nonsense, tell-it-how-it-is advice and practical tips for any mom who is trying to navigate working motherhood. No matter what age or stage your kids are in, this book will remind you that one of the most invaluable assets you need to survive is your sense of humor."
-Cate Colburn-Smith and Andrea Serrette, authors of The Milk Memos
About the Author
Leigh Oshirak has worked in publicity and marketing for major film studios and brands, including Disney, Joe Boxer, and the nation's leading home furnishings retailer. The authors live in California, and are bloggers at the theofficemoms.com. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
I've dog-eared dozens of pages to get me through returning to work (lots in the "Fake It Till You Make It" chapter). I LOVE this book. I've bought copies for all my maternity-leave friends and will continue to give it as my baby shower gift of choice.
I am only working 3 days a week so maybe life really is that bad for moms who work 5 days a week. I don't know. But I do know that as a new mom I want encouragement! I want to hear advice for how to make the best of a situation, which they do offer, but I want it in a more positive light.
I think maybe this book just isn't my type of humor because obviously plenty of people loved it and found it hilarious. Maybe if you're more of a pessimist with a cynical, jaded point of view, you'll enjoy this book. But I'm an optimist with a rosy point of view and I did not enjoy this book at all.
I only wish I had read it when I was first pregnant!!!
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This is my go to gift for colleagues and friends when they announce their pregnancy. Once most find time to read it, they come back and tell me it was their favorite read about... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Meagan Nichols
I read this book before returning to work. The authors keep everything humorous and most importantly, REAL! Make time to read it while on maternity leave, you will not regret it!Published 24 months ago by Xiomara Benavides
read this while I was on maternity leave and its really cute. The 2 authors are really funny and lighthearted. Read morePublished on July 31, 2013 by MelB2012
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Made me realize I'm not alone in feeling crazy and stressed but that there are ways to survive it and enjoy it!Published on February 26, 2013 by Jennifer
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