This fresh, empowering, and fully comprehensive guide is the must-have handbook for every working mom! Caitlin Friedman and Kimberly Yorio have helped readers find their dream jobs, be a boss without being bitchy, and even start companies of their own. But what happens when a career girl becomes a mom and her world turns upside down? Can you maintain your ambition and momentum at work while still being the kind of parent you want to be? Of course you can!
In Happy at Work, Happy at Home, Caitlin and Kim guide readers through every step on the road to having it all, offering detailed, practical advice in their trademark style. Working mothers themselves, these authors know what it means to juggle the demands of office and home, and they're here to help the rest of us.
From first breaking the news that you're pregnant, to making the most of your maternity leave, to getting the help you need from your partner and childcare professionals, this book is a must-have resource for a whole generation of working women who aspire to keep their careers on track and their home life running smoothly (without losing their minds). As the title suggests, the insightful tips from both the authors and from intimate and eye-opening interviews with other successful moms will help all working mothers on their quest to be satisfied, fulfilled, and happy at work and at home.
Lots of very good and practical advice. Enjoyed narration. Recommend this book if you are also considering a return to work after becoming a mother.
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If you're a working mom, battling with guilt, this book is exactly what you need! I'm a working father that tries to find every way possible to help my wife overcome her guilty feeling about putting our 2 and 4 year olds in daycare/school. It doesn't help that all her best girlfriends are all 'stay-at-home' moms, making my wife feel even worst. My wife really enjoys working, and honestly feels like she's a better mom by getting the time away... but there is still that deep down guilt that she has when one of the kids really don't want to go to daycare that day.
I purchased this book for her, she listened to it, and it has radically changed her perspective! It brought her peace, JUST to know that she is not the only woman out there that battles with this feeling of guilt! Not only that, but this book gave her incredible tips as to how overcome some of the situations she encounters. And also helped her see things from the 'stay-at-home' perspective. It can be easy to assume that you're doing something wrong because you're working, and never consider the thought that the stay-at-home mom sometimes wonders if SHE is doing something wrong, because she is choosing to keep their child home.
Anyways, I could go on and on about this book, but I'll stop here. It's totally worth every penny, especially if you battle with guilt. We live in a different world than the generations before us, and if we refuse to accept that things change, we can beat ourselves up in ways that are unfair to ourselves.