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July 18, 2010
I would never recommend this book to any woman I know. I found the authors style aggressive and in your face she did her profession and God no good in her opening statements. She opens with a statement on page 14 that says the church community operates under the assumption that the only women attending church are traditional stay-at-home moms who act llike the church lady and belong to the PTA. In thirteen years of church ministry I have not found this to be true. I wonder if she considered the unique burden of the stay-at-home mom who ends each day with all her work undone. I was deeply put off by the fact that just in the opening chapters it seems that the author is seeking to justify compromise in her Christian walk so as to complete her job where she must often use profanity(page 15). There is in my mind no separation from our lives at home and our lives in this world. We are called to be transformed not conformed, to walk set apart for the work of the Lord, not to do in public one thing and practice at home another, and put on a church-lady face and attitude of servitude on church days. Our faith and Christian ethics should dictate our every move, they should permeate our lives. The choice remains: Choose ye this day whom ye will serve/you can not serve to masters for you will love the one and hate the other . I have never allowed the drive of success or ambition or the attaining of power to dictate my actions in such a way that I could not freely live out a vibrant faith in the work force. My highest goal was and is to be salt and light a reflection of Christ so that my children would see that God matters EVERYWHERE I set my foot, not just at home. Such books do not promote a general peace and the bringing together of ALL mothers. Ultimately, our goal as moms ought to be the same: Serve God, our Husbands, our Families, Our Churchthen our Jobs in Christ for His glory alone.Thank you B&B Communications for this book for review.
This book is genuine and hilarious. The author shares many profound insights gained from her experiences as a career woman and mother of young children. I plan on giving the book to my close friends and family members who are working moms.
Chasing Superwoman is written to identify with career-oriented women who are also moms. Attorney, Susan DiMickele, writes about her attempt to juggle a high profile career and motherhood. To be completely honest, I felt exhausted reading this book and often found myself wondering WHY does she put herself and her children through this? One thing is for sure shes definitely trying to have it all. I honestly dont know how she does it, pushing herself (and her family) at such a fast pace. This frenzied kind of lifestyle would not be my first choice, but for those who are happy living in the rat race, it will probably seem very normal. I did not see much balance (or "margin" if you will) in this author's life and how she found time to even write this book I will never know!As much as I wanted to see the humor in all of this, I found myself feeling sorry for the author and her family, wishing she would slow down and enjoy the fleeting time she has with her children. I realize that this is a very sensitive hot topic, and apparently so does the author. She makes references to not receiving a lot of support for her lifestyle choices from the church (as a whole) and hopes that will change. She also sees a need for some organized support groups within the church body to meet the needs of working moms.My favorite part of this book? The author includes her mothers recipe for pasta sauce which looks fantastic!