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"[Sachs] generously covers the secrets of stay-at-work moms, canning the guilt." -- Nashville Parent, May 2006

"[Sachs] generously covers the secrets of stay-at-work moms, canning the guilt." -- Parent World, May 2006

About the Author

Wendy Sachs is a freelance television producer. Previously, she was an associate producer at Dateline NBC. Her stories have earned an Emmy and an Amnesty International USA Media Spotlight award. Married and the mother of two, Sachs lives in New Jersey.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press (March 7, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0738210625
  • ISBN-13: 978-0738210629
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,235,418 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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What I loved about this book is that she clearly expressed so many feelings that I have had over the last 3 years of being a professional, working mom. She covers all the aspects of my life; kids, husband, work! And, while there are some tips on how to effectively organize time, etc. this book is really just about helping me feel like I'm not alone. I was so happy to read that other women have experienced all the exact same feelings and frustrations as myself.

This book is really targeted towards professional women who work. She does not have a lot of empathy or understanding for stay at home mom's (she believes it's hypocritical to get a high level degree and then decide not to work anymore), so if this would offend you, don't read this book. For me, it was perfect because I tend to agree, but it's not something all moms agree on. Also, the research presented is strongly supportive of working and does not present research to support mom's staying at home. In that sense it is one-sided. However, for a mom who does work a lot and wants to feel validated it's wonderful.
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At first, I was frustrated when reading this book because I thought it would give me tips on "how to really do it." But I am glad I kept reading because although the book does not offer hints on how to organize yourself or your house, it does tell you how different women approach their roles as mother and worker/professional. The inspirational stories in this book really helped me to see how choosing your mindset can make balancing family and work life easier.
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I highly recommend this book to any working OR stay at home mom. It has been such a refreshing read. Since I rarely get time to read it was a blessing that I saw the author on a morning news program and heard about her book. It has really lightened my mental load and made me realize that I am not the only working mom that struggles with the daily grind as well as the often self-induced guilt. Enjoy!
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Sure if you're Vera Wang or Bobbi Brown or Ann Curry any other famous or wealthy mom profiled in this book, this might be the book for you. Otherwise, if you're a hard working mother who HAS to go back to a traditional job that doesn't bend around your fame and fortune this book is useless. There are no helpful tips whatsoever. Just not-so-poignant accounts of rich NYC area women who, often times, quit their real pre-baby jobs to start knitting companies or freelance. I was shocked that the author herself quit her job to write the book - hardly a stay-at-work perspective. Save your money for the extra latte that most of us real working moms need!
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Ms. Sachs absolutely gets it. The interviews and observations in her book really describe what I've been going through, trying to balance the two very important parts of my life. Who says we have to choose one over the other? Who says we have to figure it out all alone? Above all, this book proved to me that we're not alone and that there just might be strength in numbers. Thank you, Ms. Sachs! Keep it coming.
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