A few years ago Joanna Zucker, a brand manager at Proctor & Gamble, faced a common dilemma. Her career was moving along nicely when she got the wonderful news that she was going to have a baby. She planned to return to work after giving birth, but things got more complicated than she'd anticipated. Along with the needs and demands of her job, she had a family with just as many needs and demands. Zucker rose to the challenge with such success that her friends kept asking her, "How do you do it?" Millennium Mom answers that question. Zucker devised a system of "Cardinal Principles" that address the partnership with one's spouse, the type of career desired, the goals set for both family and career, and the complex emotions that come from being a working mom. She covers household management, travel, balancing work schedules with time at home, as well as shopping, cleaning, cooking, and handling special occasions.