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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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Product Details

  • Paperback: 206 pages
  • Publisher: Business Books (September 16, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1780991231
  • ISBN-13: 978-1780991238
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.5 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,942,915 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is a logical and realistic guide on how to stay sane in a fast paced life as parent. If you are about to be a mother or a mother trying to figure out how to juggle your multi-tasking 'to-do' list, this book will give you the steps you might be missing out on without reading it first.
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MASTERING THE MOMMY TRACK was conceived when the Erin Flynn Jay read a story of family struggle. She relates her own struggles in raising two daughters and working in a PR firm, while her husband was unemployed. One of the strengths in Jay's book is that in each chapter she interviews (or culls from other sources) experts on the topic. Her advice is measured and realistic. She affirms that parents' first responsibility is to their family--children and the couple--hence, the slant of her title. Each chapter is a separate take, so readers cam locate an issue in the Table of Contents and tap advice on that issue.
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As a women who wears many hats (and who sometimes wonders just how many hours it is possible to work in a single day) I thought some of you might be facing the same dilemmas. Mastering The Mommy Track: Juggling Career and Kids in Uncertain Times is a new book by Erin Flynn Jay has shown me ways to juggle and manage to keep all the balls in the air (or at least not freak out if I drop one!)

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?
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I recently had the pleasure of reading an informative, insightful, and helpful book titled Mastering the Mommy Track: Juggling Career and Kids in Uncertain Times by Erin Flynn Jay. Whether you are a mom who goes to the office to work, or one who works from the comfort of home like myself - you will relate to the community of working moms who openly share their experiences, opinions, and advice in this book. What's more is that it offers solutions from doctors, psychologists, life coaches, and other field experts that transforms this book into a working-mom handbook that can be referred to over and over again.

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.
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Today's working moms need all the help they can get, and Erin Flynn Jay offers plenty of it in this well-organized compendium of advice and anecdotes.

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.
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