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Stretched Too Thin

How Working Moms Can Lose the Guilt, Work Smarter, and Thrive
Narrated by: Jessica N. Turner
Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (72 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Working mothers constantly battle the pull to do all things well. From managing work and home responsibilities to being impacted by a lack of self-care and time for deep friendships, the struggle is real. At the end of each day, many working moms are exhausted and stretched too thin. But this does not have to be the norm.   

In her latest practical and inspiring audiobook, Jessica Turner shows the working mom how to:  

  • Work and parent guilt-free 
  • Establish clear work boundaries 
  • Set achievable goals 
  • Discover more flexibility 
  • Develop home-management solutions 
  • Prioritize self-care  
  • Invest in her marriage 
  • Cultivate deeper friendships 
  • Feel like a good mom, even while working   

Full of compassion and encouragement, Stretched Too Thin will empower women with useful insights and tools to thrive as working moms.

©2018 Mission Audio (P)2018 Mission Audio

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Not as helpful as I expected

I had heard and read a lot of hype on this book from other writers I love, but I’m not the audience for this book. There were only a handful of even somewhat new ideas, and many of them were written from a very privileged position of having money and enough health to travel, etc. as well as an expectation to have the ability to work long hours and still have the energy to do additional activities.

This was the first I’ve read/listened to by this author. Perhaps I should have started with another.

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Nothing groundbreaking, disappointed.

I heard about this book on a podcast and was eager to get into it for new perspectives and tangible life hacks I haven't yet applied myself. However I was disappointed to find nothing particularly new or groundbreaking for someone already well versed in work, life, family, self, mindful and spiritual improvement. It might be a great first read for working moms just surfacing from life overwhelm looking for tangible help with work-life-family systems and self care.

I found the chapter on Marriage very jarring with its extremely hetro-normative narrative, even for me a married straight woman. Jessica's narration was very enthusiastic and super positive, but sometimes it detracted from the content as I felt like I was being overly pep talked at a women's lunch event overly branded with the tag line #stretchedtoothin.

A good basic read, but personally I'd hoped for more new ideas and a deeper look at guilt and how to reframe it.

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A must read for any working mom

This book could not have been more perfect, providing a sense of community in hearing other women voice struggles you have felt, along with practical advice to help find a better balance in life! I have already changed my life for the better thanks this book!

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Help to the mamas! This was good!

I really enjoyed the practical tips this booked shared. I'm a Mom who stays home with her 2 kids but also works part time from home. I found freedom and practical tips in this read. Very thankful. If you work and are a mom - order today!

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Ok.

Book was ok. Con: Jessica apparently cries A LOT so didn't connect much with her. Pro: loved her motivation and building community tips. ok book overall, entertaining while commuting to work.

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Finally a relevant book for working moms!

Absolutely loved this book! I feel like it really spoke to me as a working mom. So many books are geared toward stay at home moms it can get discouraging but this book was perfect for the working mom.