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Millennium Mom: Tips to Help You Go from a Working Woman to a Working Mom Paperback – November 1, 2008


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Clerisy Press (November 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1578603366
  • ISBN-13: 978-1578603367
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #493,289 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A Millennium Mom is todays working mom, someone striving to have it all and looking for easy tips to help her manage it all. My book offers authentic advice from the front line of a dual career household.

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It has many tips that are not really tips but take up pages (buy stuff online to save time?
NG
Instead of feeling like I was being guided by an expert, I felt like I was reading somebody's term project for a class.
K. Rasbach
I found the endless product endorsements and pro-consumerist agenda tiresome and disappointing.
Elizabeth H. Winston

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth H. Winston on February 9, 2009
Format: Paperback
I found the endless product endorsements and pro-consumerist agenda tiresome and disappointing. Although Ms. Zucker mentions that modern families overspend and create their own debt, she encourages flagrant spending on home remodels, purchases of products from warehouse stores and a collection of gifts for birthdays, etc. This book applies to a very small segment of the dual career population, that which lives in the suburbs in a too-large home that would accommodate the numerous tips she offers that require much square footage. It also applies only to those who are still willing to feed their families processed foods, buy gender-specific gifts and pretend to practice equally-shared parenting, while not actually doing it. It is clear from her checklists and examples of a typical day that Ms. Zucker is still doing the majority of housework and childcare. She is a conservative traditionalist who happens to also have a career. This is not what I would expect from such a progressive-sounding title.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By K. Rasbach on March 10, 2009
Format: Paperback
My husband bought this book for me, hoping it would have some good tips to help us our manage our dual career household with two young children. This book was not as helpful as we hoped. In fact, not once while reading the book did I think "what a great idea!" Instead of feeling like I was being guided by an expert, I felt like I was reading somebody's term project for a class. This book might helpful to you if you:

1. Can afford to hire a home cleaning service
2. Have an assistant to manage your calendar for you
3. Have the means to plan annual family & couples vacations at all-inclusive resorts
4. Enjoy reading about plugs for brand name products & membership warehouses
5. Can fly your parents in when you need childcare
6. Will spend money on all of the above things, but are short-sighted enough to try to save money by buying a used car seat for your child
7. Find appealing the thought of using your maternity leaves as an opportunity to accomplish as many tasks as possible

I did not find the author's tips to be practical enough to apply to my family. I admire the author's desire to be helpful, but I think she should stick to her day job.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By NG on January 13, 2009
Format: Paperback
I read a good review of this book on mommytrack'd and was excited to order it. It does have some useful tips in it. As a working mother of a two-year-old, I had figured out the majority of them already. It has many tips that are not really tips but take up pages (buy stuff online to save time? is that really a hot tip? ). I can see that it would be useful for brand-new moms, though, especially if you don't know a lot of other working moms. The two biggest disappointments for me were her unrelenting pushing of brand name products and the list of easy dinners. She is a brand manager at Proctor and Gamble and gives recipes with ingredients like Kraft cheddar cheese, and tips like buy Always in bulk. It is really annoying. The list of easy dinners is actually why I bought the book, which if I had seen in a real bookstore rather than on Amazon I never would have gotten because they are basically a list of frozen prepared foods by P&G companies. She acknowledges the excessive branding in the book by saying she is a brand manager and more or less loves the power of brands, but I found this so revolting that I couldn't even finish the book. Which would be really short if you changed the formatting to cut out empty space from super-short "chapters" and photos of her closets, by the way. Mainly I feel mommytrack'd has let me down.
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