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Working Mom Survival Guide: How to Run Around Less & Enjoy Life More Paperback – October 4, 2011
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About the Author
TERESA PALAGANO (New York, NY)- A writer and editor for the past 15 years, including 8 years at Working Mother, most recently as executive editor, Teresa writes regularly about parenting, health, and lifestyle issues. An award-winning journalist, she has held senior positions at many national magazines, covering everything from the wine industry and magazine publishing to spa treatments and shoes. Teresa is most happy when helping working moms confront the mind-boggling realities of parenting today.
MICHELE BORBA, EdD (Palm Springs, CA) The mother of three sons, Dr. Michele Borba is a parenting expert and educational psychologist who is a regular contributor to the Today show. An award-winning author of 23 books, she most recently wrote The Big Book of Parenting Solutions: 101 Anwers to Your Everyday Challenges and Wildest Worries.
WORKING MOTHER As the voice of over 2.2 million working moms, Working Mother acts as a community for women who work and raise a family. The magazine offers a unique blend of personal, professional, and family-related editorial content and advocates for the issues that matter most to working moms. The Working Mother 100 Best Companies initiative has become a benchmark for corporate America, and the groundbreaking Best Companies for Multicultural Women initiative has drawn national attention to issues of gender, race, and diversity in the workplace.
Top Customer Reviews
This book is full of ideas and suggestions on how to survive in the work place from the time you discover you are pregnant until its time to call it quits. They worked with Working Mother magazine by using it as a vehicle to survey mothers to develop this guide. Most moms are better workers once they return to work because they have only a set time to get things done. Helpful hints like ways to sneak out of a meeting are imperative to staying sane in this fast paced world. Make sure to create strategic alliances. Invest in a mom tribe - friends, babysitters, co-workers, church members, and family. Don't fall victim to the 'good enough' as a negative syndrome...know your limits, schedule some me time, ask for help, and drop the super mom stereotype. Stay alert, be present in each moment, recognize that they are only kids once, be prepared with snacks, activities, and back-up plans. There are tons of suggestions on how to deal with various issues and ideas to solve the problems so they won't come up again. When you have a good job, make yourself indispensable, utilize social media, be technologically savvy, and keep your work area organized. This is a must have book for every mom (because we all work whether inside or outside the home).
It is full of good advice and tips from other moms. It helped me realize that I am not alone in this working mom gig. I am not the only one facing doubts and feelings of guilt.
I am planning on passing this book on to a coworker who is on maternity leave right now. I am hoping that it will help her with the transition back to work in a few months. This is a true treasure for a mom who is heading back to work, and I only wish I had known about this 4 years ago!
A great read--I highly recommend it!