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.
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“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!”
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.”
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.”
Figure skater, Olympic Gold Medal winner, author, and mom to Keara, 7, and Emma, 5.
SUZANNE RISS (New York, NY)– The former editor-in-chief of Working Mother magazine, Suzanne (left) is an award-winning journalist with 15 years of experience developing content for women. An expert brand builder across print, broadcast, and digital media platforms, she writes regularly about parenting, health, lifestyle, and financial issues. Suzanne has held senior positions at many national magazines and holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. In her 5 years as the editor-in-chief at Working Mother, she fielded hundreds of questions each week from working moms seeking guidance as they navigated their complex lives.
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.
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