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Mastering the Mommy Track: Juggling Career and Kids In Uncertain Times Paperback – September 16, 2012
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"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
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.
Top Customer Reviews
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?Read more ›
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.Read more ›
As editor of MetroKids, a Philadelphia-area parenting magazine, I recognized in this book many of the women's issues we address in our articles, from choosing child care to coping with the crushing stress of juggling family, work and personal obligations. The author, who is a mom, wife and president of her own publicity firm, combines expert recommendations with her own and other moms' personal experiences. She brings these resources to bear on familiar topics: stress, communication, romance, finances, sleep, nutrition, parenting, child care, support networks, career, time management and personal care. She addresses the needs of single parents.
The ideas in this book will serve mainly as jumping-off points rather than solutions. As today's parents know, there are no easy answers. But working moms reading this book should find a few ideas to get it all done while gaining a little more room to breathe.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
When I received a copy of this book, I viewed it with trepidation. After being a veteran stay-at-home for 10 years, how could I possibly relate to a book about balancing all that... Read morePublished on June 10, 2013 by MB Sanok
This is a great book for women who are working or considering returning to work after having kids. I love how every situation is addressed, from child care to marriage! Read morePublished on September 26, 2012 by Gina Badalaty