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Mastering the Mommy Track: Juggling Career and Kids In Uncertain Times Paperback – September 16, 2012
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"Mastering the Mommy Track is just what the doctor ordered for any working mom who is looking to bring some sense of balance and normalcy to the chaos that is often her life." - Small Business Trends
"The book is worthy--thoughtfully organized and well written. All parents who read Jay's book are quite likely to feel fortunate that she took the time to share." - The ASJA Monthly
"Mastering the Mommy Track is a strong pick for the modern career woman looking for every advantage they can to get by." - Midwest Book Review
"Whether you're a working mom or a stay at home mom considering rejoining the workforce, this book has something for you." - Flexjobs.com
"Jay offers countless concrete tips for harried parents, including tips for better nutrition, finding time for your spouse, forging friendships as a new (or seasoned) mom, time management, organization and keeping your cool at home." - Fun Finds for Families
"I found the book to be an easy read, full of stories of real women who have experienced struggles similar to mine and my friends." - North Texas Kids Magazine
"If You're a Mother Read This!" - Huffington Post
"Mastering the Mommy Track is a serious look at women and the stories of their lives as they struggle through the changes in our society and the economy of the early 21st century." - Defeating the Squirrels
"What I like the best about Erin's book is that she backs up much of her book with statistics and research. Mommy Track provides anecdotal support to the data she reveals from research. The result is usable advice that works." - Unconventional Librarian
About the Author
Erin Flynn Jay is a writer and publicity expert. Since 2001, Erin has been promoting authors of new books and small businesses in all industries. Erin has expertise in successfully obtaining print, online and broadcast media placements for experts and authors.
From 2002 to 2005, Erin worked as an in-house consultant for Planned TV Arts in New York City, where she booked city tours, radio tours and speaking engagements for authors in addition to placing them in newspapers and magazines. Before becoming self-employed, Erin worked at D.E.I. Management Group, Inc., an international sales training company as a writer and editor for over four years. Her primary role there was to customize hundreds of training programs each year for Fortune 500 clients in every field.
As a Managing Editor of Stephan Schiffman's Executive Sales Briefing, she recruited writers and edited this monthly publication. In 2010, Erin wrote extensively about timely professional coaching topics for coachingcommons.org. Erin's articles have appeared in diverse publications including careerbuilder.com, MSN Careers, Brandweek, Costco Connection, Opportunity World, Sales and Marketing Excellence, The New York Enterprise Report and Wealth Manager.
Erin received a B.A. in Communication from the University of Scranton in PA and lives in Philadelphia with her family.
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Erin is a Mom Trying to Handle it All
Erin Flynn Jay is a mom who knows this topic first hand. In fact, her inspiration for the book comes from her own life experience of raising two young girls while working as the president of her own publicity firm, Flynn Media. Erin shares personal stories of struggles and successes in making her home and work life a healthy and happy one; she is not only a voice, but a role model for working moms everywhere.
A Comprehensive Guide
Divided into four parts: Home Issues, Health Issues, Parenting Issues, and Work-Life Issues, Mastering the Mommy Track leaves no subject untouched. It offers insight into how to handle such things as mental health, communication, finances, romance, sleep deprivation, nutrition, parenting, childcare, support, time management, self-care, and work - all while playing the dual role as mom and career woman.
What Makes this Book Unique
Erin does not just summarize and offer expert advice - she creates a community for working moms to empower themselves with the information they need to lead happier lives. Juggling a career and kids is no easy task; it can feel isolating and overwhelming at times. Mastering the Mommy Track helps to break down these walls by sharing real-life stories of women who have "been there". No longer does a working mom have to feel like she's doing it all on her own - she can learn from and identify with the impressive mom contributors in this book.
Why You Should Check It Out
We all want what is best for our family, our children, and our careers. But the fact of the matter is that it's not always as easy as it seems. Mastering the Mommy Track by Erin Flynn Jay takes the guess work out of handling it all. With useful advice from her own experiences, working mothers who have been there, and field experts - you will find yourself not only reading this book once, but using it as a comprehensive guide to becoming the working mother of your dreams.
Although my children are now adults, my life is no less busy (how did that happen?) and this book addresses a lot of issues for women of all ages.
Mommy Track tells the stories of career moms trying to balance the demands of their careers, spouses and families. How do they do it all? It isn't easy, but the stories in her book show that it is doable! (With a little help from friends, family and experts)
What makes Erin an expert? She is a wife, mom and career woman who successfully juggles it all. A successful writer in her own right, Erin also works promoting other professionals and small businesses. So yes, she does know what she's talking about.
Erin also talked to other experts in a variety of fields getting their professional and personal opinions to help busy moms get a better take on how to handle their day to day lives.
In her book she tells us stories of moms facing a variety of dilemmas in modern day life. Are you a mom who feels conflicted as she drops her child off at daycare? Or a mom who works while her spouse stays home taking care of the kids? Has your family suddenly gone from a two income family to one due to layoffs? Are you having a hard time making time for you and your spouse? Mommy Track addresses the issues of being a parent and a spouse and how to maintain your financial, marital, psychological and nutritional health, and the all important time management! And perhaps best of all, Mommy Track reminds you that yes, it is OK to take time out for yourself. What more could you ask for in one small book?
Mastering the Mommy Track is a serious look at women and the stories of their lives as they struggle through the changes in our society and the economy of the early 21st century. It gives women valuable input on how to manage their home and work lives with a positive attitude toward both. This is a book you'll want to own and recommend to your friends.