Working Mom Survival Guide

How to Run Around Less & Enjoy Life More

Author: Suzanne Riss,Teresa Palagano

Publisher: Weldon Owen

ISBN: 9781616281472

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 144

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Every day, working mothers encounter and overcome new challenges large and small at home, at the office, and on the road. From the editors of Working Mother, veteran working moms themselves, this book offers clear, straightforward solutions and practical shortcuts. From the experts at Working Mother magazine, Working Mom Survival Guide answers your most basic and trickiest questions: Are you addicted to your BlackBerry? How do you get your toddler, or your co-workers, to listen? How do you get on or off a mommy track? Access quickly the information every working mom needs to know—from how to keep tabs on your teen’s online time to how to ask for a flexible schedule—and get back to your busy day, better prepared and more confident. With humor and practicality, Working Mom Survival Guide collects the wisdom and experience of working moms who have been there, too, giving you a head start when you need it most. Subscription to Working Mother magazine included with purchase (details inside book). “As a busy professional and mom of three kids, I know it’s not possible to achieve total balance, but the Working Mom Survival Guide definitely makes juggling all these roles more manageable. This book is rich with practical advice on how to organize and prioritize and make life’s difficult decisions, so you can be your best self in the boardroom and in the playroom!” -Joy Bauer MS, RD, Today show nutritionist and The New York Times bestselling author “Three cheers for the Working Mom Survival Guide! One cheer for its common sense approach, one cheer for its thoroughness, and one big cheer for its sense of humor. Working moms need backup, and this book provides “been there, done that” advice that really resonates for everyday issues. The authors, Suzanne Riss and Teresa Palagano, write with authority and empathy for the millions of us trying to manage a career, kids, and the occasional ill-advised e-mail rant! This is a must-read for moms trying to raise independent, well-adjusted children in a crazy-busy world.” -Lian Dolan Parenting expert at oprah.com; creator of The Chaos Chronicles magazine column, podcast, and blog; and mom to Brookes, 16, and Colin, 13. “All moms have eighteen things to do at once. Make room for nineteen: reading this clever, cheerful, empathetic guide to streamlining your priorities as a working parent.” -Aline Brosh McKenna Screenwriter (The Devil Wears Prada, 27 Dresses, and Morning Glory) and mom to Charlie, 11 and Leo, 8. “A terrific resource for working moms who, like me, welcome fresh, realistic advice on juggling kids and career.” -Kristi Yamaguchi Figure skater, Olympic Gold Medal winner, author, and mom to Keara, 7, and Emma, 5.

Domestically Challenged

A Working Mom's Survival Guide to Becoming a Stay-at-Home Mom

Author: Alana Morales

Publisher: Wyatt-Mackenzie Pub

ISBN: 9781932279702

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 172

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When you decided to stay at home, you probably thought about the quality time you'd spend with your kids and the wonderful meals you would cook. Maybe you even thought you would do some decorating or take up yoga. Later you realized things would be different. Your house is messier. You still have days where the kids drive you crazy. And then you wonder - what did I get myself into? Relax. Domestically Challenged can help. Written as a humorous guidebook, this book will show new stay at home moms how to: . Keep the kids entertained without hiring a circus . Find ways to keep up with housework, short of hiring a housekeeper (though we'd like to!) . Deal with the emotional aspects of her new job (including boredom and every mom's favorite - guilt) . And do such outlandish things such as finding time for herself.

Working Mom's Survival Guide

Author: Paula Peters

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440519919

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

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More women than ever before are going back to work soon after having a baby. And no matter what their job, making the transition from home to work can be really challenging. Whether dealing with day-to-day dilemmas like spitup on their power suits or big-picture problems like the cost of child care, new moms need relief! Written in a friendly and encouraging tone, this guide is all a stressed-out mother needs to organize her life so everyoneÆs happyùincluding herself! From prebaby planning to after-baby adjustments, this book covers it all, including: FMLA and maternity leave Temporary schedules and career planning Job changes Child care Responsibilities at home Caring for yourself Considering a new job Choosing to quit Dealing with unexpected or special challenges With this book by their side, new mothers can have their careersùand be great moms, too!

Work. Pump. Repeat.

The New Mom's Survival Guide to Breastfeeding and Going Back to Work

Author: Jessica Shortall

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613128835

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

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The practical, relatable, and humorous guide to surviving the difficult, awkward, and rewarding job of being a breastfeeding, working mom. Meet the frenemy of every working, breastfeeding mother: the breast pump. Many women are beyond “breast is best” and on to figuring out how to make milk while returning to demanding jobs. Work. Pump. Repeat. is the first book to give women what they need to know beyond the noise of the “Mommy Wars” and judgment on breastfeeding choices. Jessica Shortall shares the nitty-gritty basics of surviving the working world as a breastfeeding mom, offering a road map for negotiating the pumping schedule with colleagues, navigating business travel, and problem-solving when forced to pump in less-than-desirable locales. Drawing on the war stories, hacks, and humor of working moms, and on her own stories from her demanding job and travel in developing countries, she gives women moral support for dealing with the stress and guilt that come with juggling working and breastfeeding. As she tells the reader in her witty, inspiring manifesto, “Your worth as a mother is not measured in ounces.” 2015 Axiom Business Book Award Winner (Silver) in the category of Women/Minorities

What Happy Working Mothers Know

How New Findings in Positive Psychology Can Lead to a Healthy and Happy Work/Life Balance

Author: Cathy L. Greenberg, Ph.D,Barrett S. Avigdor

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470531587

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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A fact-based and proven approach to help working mothers rediscover happiness as they balance their duties at home and work Science and sociology have made great strides in understanding what makes us happy and how we achieve it. For working mothers who face endless demands on their time and attention, What Happy Working Mothers Know provides scientifically proven and practical ways to find the right balance and replace stress with happiness. Written by a behavioral scientist and global leadership guru, and an international lawyer and career coach, this mom-friendly guide offers practical tactics that truly work. The demands of juggling work and home lead many women to try to do everything and be everything to everyone. In the effort to be Superwoman, many women lose sight of what makes them happy and they fail to realize how important their happiness is to being a good worker and a good mother. The key to being your best at everything you do is to take care of your happiness the way you take care of your health, through conscious choices every day. You’ll learn to overcome obstacles, apply lessons learned at work to your motherhood skills, and learn lessons from your children that you can apply at work. Includes interactive activities that illustrate important lessons in the book Shows you how to use positive psychology to shift from a scarcity mentality to an abundance mentality for workplace success Helps you tap into your own sense of joy every day for your own happiness and the happiness of those around you Science-based and packed with real case studies of real working moms Written by authors with impeccable qualifications and real-world experience Many moms raise great kids and achieve the professional success they desire and deserve, but if they aren’t happy, what’s the point? This book doesn’t show you how to have it all, but how to have all the things that really matter.

The Fifth Trimester

The Working Mom's Guide to Style, Sanity, and Success After Baby

Author: Lauren Smith Brody

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385541422

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 352

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The first three trimesters (and the fourth—those blurry newborn days) are for the baby, but the Fifth Trimester is when the working mom is born. A funny, tells-it-like-it-is guide for new mothers coping with the demands of returning to the real world after giving birth, The Fifth Trimester is packed with honest, funny, and comforting advice from 800 moms, including: •The boss-approved way to ask for flextime (and more money!) •How to know if it’s more than “just the baby blues” •How to pump breastmilk on an airplane (or, if you must, in a bathroom) •What military science knows about working through sleep deprivation •Your new sixty-second get-out-of-the-house beauty routine •How to turn your commute into a mini–therapy session •Your daycare tour or nanny interview, totally decoded

Just Let Me Lie Down

Necessary Terms for the Half-Insane Working Mom

Author: Kristin van Ogtrop

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316088544

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Kristin van Ogtrop knows she's lucky--fulfilling career, great husband, three healthy kids, and, depending on the hamster count, an impressive roster of pets. She also knows she is tired. Always. Using stories and insights from her own life, she provides a lexicon for the half-insane working mom. Anyone who has left a meeting to race to the Halloween parade immediately understands van Ogtrop's definition of "Kill the messenger" as "The action you must take in order to forget about the office for a time--that is, to remove your Blackberry/Treo/iPhone/whatever from your person and store it as far away as your neurotic self will allow." Filled with essays, lists, and resonant observations, JUST LET ME LIE DOWN establishes van Ogtrop as the Erma Bombeck of the new millennium.

Nursing Mother, Working Mother

The Essential Guide to Breastfeeding Your Baby Before and After You Return to Work

Author: Gale Pryor

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458763919

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 376

View: 3656

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Essential reading for any woman who seeks to combine the roles of nursing mother and working mother. - William Sears, M.D., and Martha Sears, R.N., best-selling authors of The Baby Book A return to work doesn't have to mean the end of breastfeeding. In fact, continuing to nurse her baby is the working mom's best strategy for blending both sides of her life into a new and satisfying whole. In this fully updated edition of Nursing Mother, Working Mother, Gale Pryor and Kathleen Huggins provide essential advice on: Getting breastfeeding off to a good start; Pumping and storing breast milk; Establishing a pumping and feeding routine; Negotiating with an employer for private pumping space; Finding supportive child care; The legal rights of employees with regard to breastfeeding Praise for the first edition of Nursing Mother, Working Mother: ''A how-to book from a mother who herself has accomplished the difficult but rewarding combination of working and nursing.''

Flex Mom

The Secrets of Happy Stay-at-Home Moms

Author: Sara Blanchard

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1683505603

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: N.A

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Motherhood doesn’t have to mean losing yourself... Most moms are grateful they make the choice to be a stay-at-home mom (SAHM), but after a couple of years, they may feel like they’re losing their mind. The alternative is going back to work, but that doesn’t seem right either. Flex mom is for mothers who want a third model of motherhood, somewhere between stay-at-home mom and working mom. This third way is to be the primary caregiver for their children while deliberately creating a path that fuels their passions – leaving them fulfilled and confident. Described as a melting pot of positive psychology and coaching, with the humor and honesty of Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird, Flex Mom helps moms make the fleeting childrearing years their best yet.

Balance Is a Crock, Sleep Is for the Weak

An Indispensable Guide to Surviving Working Motherhood

Author: Amy Eschliman,Leigh Oshirak

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101186763

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 352

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wickedly funny, girlfriend-to-girlfriend survival guide for working mothers who want real answers, not mommy manifestos or sappy crap on finding "balance" Most books for working mothers are earnest, serious guides with some usefull information, but lack the snark and praticality that today's overworked moms relate to. Marketing veterans Amy Eschliman and Leigh Oshirak know firsthand what a struggle it can be to hold down a stressful job while raising a family-and that sometimes the only way to preserve your sanity is with laughter. A survival guide for the rest of us, Balance is a Crock, Sleep is for the Weak is filled with bitterly funny topics like: • Congratulations. Now, where do I slot "baby" in Outlook? • Maternity Leave: Vacation or Hell? • The Breastaurant is Open for Business: The pump and grind of nursing after you return to work. • You Are Not Your Husband's Mother! and other time-sucking obligations. • And more day-to-day advice for surviving the working-mommy trenches Balance is a Crock, Sleep is for the Weak is the indispensable "what to expect when you're expected back at work" guide for working mothers or any woman considering returning to work after baby. Watch a Video

Dance Mom Survival Guide

Growing a Great Dancer Without Losing Your Mind

Author: Malena Lott,Jill Martin

Publisher: Buzz Books USA

ISBN: 9781938493072

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 106

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Two dance moms. One crazy dance world. A humorous and helpful guidebook for parents of dancers, written by two dance moms who have not only "been there," but "are there " Lott and Martin talked to dance moms across the country, dance professors, a psychologist, and instructors, to bring the stage lights directly on the difficulties and joys of raising a dancer and helping them be successful. Is it anything like reality TV? -the role of a dance mom -the healthy dancer -the leap from dancer to team or company dancer -time and financial investment -improving communication -dance manners -camps, conventions and competitions -dance statistics -dealing with mistakes -how to make dance fun for moms Dance moms with dancers of all ages and stages will find useful information to help on the journey from dance class to stage star.

The Stay-at-Home Survival Guide

Field-Tested Strategies for Staying Smart, Sane, and Connected When You're Raising Kids at Home

Author: Melissa Stanton

Publisher: Seal Press

ISBN: 0786745738

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

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Melissa Stanton’s The Stay-at-Home Survival Guide is an all-encompassing, truth-telling how-to book that addresses the many practical and psychological issues facing stay-at-home moms today. How do you create time for yourself? Is there really time to do it all (feed the kids, keep them busy, clean the house, balance the checkbook, and take a shower)? How do you deal with the absence of the “professional you"? An invaluable resource for mothers, The Stay-at-Home Survival Guide includes interviews with stay-at-home moms, discussions with experts (family therapists, educators, medical specialists, career counselors), checklists to help you make the most of your time and keep you balanced, and Melissa Stanton’s own experiences leaving a career as an editor for People magazine to become a stay-at-home mom herself.

Work at Home Mom Survival Guide

How to Start a Home Business While Raising a Healthy Happy Family

Author: Joquena Lomelino,MéLisa Lomelino

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780990349310

Category:

Page: 124

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Do you have an idea or a passion you want to pursue? Do you want more flexibility in your work life? Do you crave financial security but are afraid of not having enough time for your family? If you answered yes to any of these then you're ready for the life changing tools and concepts in this book. Becoming a work at home mom may not be easy but it can be lifechanging. You don't have to go it alone. Come learn from the triumphs and mistakes of two sisters raised by a WAHM. Together they have over 30 years experience of what it takes to work at home while raising a family. Joquena Lomelino lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and three children. She runs the successful blog ModernHomemakers.com which is helping to teach moms tips and tricks from crafts, to food to how to work at home. She also pursues her passion as a young adult novelist and her current book "Breeding Ground" is now available on Amazon. MeLisa Lomelino lives in Los Angeles where she works as a freelance writer. She also co-owns a production company with her husband producing several shows including a reality show about her unique large all adoptive family, "Drive Us Crazy" For more on MeLisa you can check out her website melisaandryun.com

The Survival Guide for Kids With Add Or ADHD

Easyread Edition

Author: F. Taylor, Ph.d.

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1442996765

Category: Psychology

Page: 168

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Do you have a hard time paying attention or staying still? Do you sometimes get yelled at for talking in class or moving around? Do you often zone out? Lose assignments? Fall behind in school? Have trouble controlling your behavior? Maybe you have ADD or ADHD. These are labels grown-ups use to understand and help kids with these types of challenges. If you've been labeled ADD or ADHD, this book is for you. Look inside to find: What ADD and ADHD mean - and don't mean. Ways to make each day go better at home, at school, and with friends. How to deal with strong feelings like anger, worry, and sadness. The lowdown on medicine many kids take for ADD or ADHD. The dish on foods that can help you manage your ADD or ADHD. Fun quizzes that will help you remember what you're learning. And much more This book was written especially for you. But you might want to share it with a parent or another caring adult. Talk it over together and try some of the activities. Meanwhile, know you're not alone. Lots of kids have ADD or ADHD. With a little effort, they have learned to succeed. So can you!

The Mommy Shorts Guide to Remarkably Average Parenting

Author: Ilana Wiles

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613123280

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

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Ilana Wiles is not a good mother. She’s not a bad mother either. Like most of us, she’s normal. From the creator of the wildly popular blog Mommy Shorts comes Ilana Wiles’s first humor book on remarkably average parenting. If you want solid advice about raising kids, this book is not for you. If you want to wallow in your own misery about how having kids is AWFUL, this book is not for you. This book pays homage to the every-parent and suggests that they are the people having the best child-rearing experience of all. Using Wiles’s signature infographics and photographs to illustrate her personal and hilarious essays on motherhood, the book is an honest guide that celebrates the fun of being a mom.

From Boardroom to Baby

A Roadmap for Career Women Transitioning to Stay-At-Home Moms

Author: Kristin Helms

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1632651254

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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From Boardroom to Baby provides emotional encouragement and practical guidance for career women who are opting out of the workforce to stay home with their children. A recent Gallup poll concluded that stay-at-home moms were significantly less likely than working moms to consider their lives "thriving" and experienced higher rates of depression. Even so, millions of mothers are choosing to put their careers on hold and stay home with their children. From Boardroom to Baby shatters the stereotypes associated with "staying home" and empowers new moms to blaze their own unique paths through motherhood and beyond. Along with a thoughtful map and modern-day tools to help moms carve out meaning and purpose in their new roles, From Boardroom to Baby offers: Heartfelt stories of the author's own journey from a Fortune 500 company to life on the home front. Mindful exercises that prompt soul searching and self-discovery. Expert advice from a mental health counselor. Meaningful affirmations that promote grace and strength throughout motherhood.

The Ultimate Marketing Toolkit

Ads That Attract Customers. Blogs That Create Buzz. Web Sites That Wow.

Author: Paula Peters

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440514119

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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From e-mail to YouTube, Facebook to webvertisingùthe tools of marketing have never changed so quickly. Now marketing professionals can ensure their business has the best marketing plan, supported by the most cutting-edge techniques. This book gives marketers what they need to make their businesses thrive. In simple, nontechnical language, Paula Peters shows professionals how to use marketing tools like: Blogs and blogging Pay-per-click advertising Search engine optimization E-mail offers E-newsletters Filled with samples and resource lists, this book is the only book a marketing professional will ever need.

Why Have Kids?

A New Mom Explores the Truth about Parenting and Happiness

Author: Jessica Valenti

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547892616

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 178

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A high-profile feminist, and a mother herself, explores the question of whether or not to have children, and how having children changes the life of parents, often not for the better, in this modern world. 20,000 first printing.

Survival Mom

How to Prepare Your Family for Everyday Disasters and Worst-Case Scenarios

Author: Lisa Bedford

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062089455

Category: House & Home

Page: 336

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From the creator of TheSurvivalMom.com comes this first-of-its-kind guidebook for all the “prepper” moms keen to increase their family's level of preparedness for emergencies and crises of all shapes and sizes. Publisher’s Weekly calls Lisa Bedford’s Survival Mom an “impressively comprehensive manual,” saying, “suburban mom Bedford helps readers learn about, prepare for, and respond to all manner of disasters. . . . From 'Instant Survival Tip' sidebars to a list of 'Lessons from the Great Depression'. . . Bedford's matter-of-fact yet supportive tone will keep the willies at bay.”

Maxed Out

American Moms on the Brink

Author: Katrina Alcorn

Publisher: Seal Press

ISBN: 1580055397

Category: Self-Help

Page: 392

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Winner of a Foreword IndieFab Book of the Year Award Katrina Alcorn was a 37-year-old mother with a happy marriage and a thriving career when one day, on the way to Target to buy diapers, she had a breakdown. Her carefully built career shuddered to a halt, and her journey through depression, anxiety, and insomnia—followed by medication, meditation, and therapy—began. Alcorn wondered how a woman like herself, with a loving husband, a supportive boss, three healthy kids, and a good income, was unable to manage the demands of having a career and a family. Over time, she realized that she wasn’t alone; many women were struggling to do it all—and feeling as if they were somehow failing as a result. Mothers are the breadwinners in two-thirds of American families, yet the American workplace is uniquely hostile to the needs of parents. Weaving in surprising research about the dysfunction between the careers and home lives of working mothers, as well as the consequences to women’s health, Alcorn tells a deeply personal story about “having it all,” failing miserably, and what comes after. Ultimately, she offers readers a vision for a healthier, happier, and more productive way to live and work.