How She Really Does It: The Secrets of Successful Stay-at-Work Moms

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Yes, some women are opting out of their careers, taking an "off-ramp," and heading home to raise their babies. But millions of us cannot afford to make that choice. And millions more choose to work because we love our careers. So how are women holding on to financially necessary or stimulating and rewarding careers and still being engaged mothers? Wendy Sachs, journalist and mother of two, set out to find what's really happening at the intersection of motherhood and work today. Based on her in-depth interviews ...

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Overview

Yes, some women are opting out of their careers, taking an "off-ramp," and heading home to raise their babies. But millions of us cannot afford to make that choice. And millions more choose to work because we love our careers. So how are women holding on to financially necessary or stimulating and rewarding careers and still being engaged mothers? Wendy Sachs, journalist and mother of two, set out to find what's really happening at the intersection of motherhood and work today. Based on her in-depth interviews with mothers from diverse backgrounds, How She Really Does It explores the creative and courageous ways in which stay-at- work moms are making it happen. Here are the moms next door-as well as lawyers, doctors, entrepreneurs, fashion designers, journalists, and television personalities-who are navigating the everyday work/home conflicts, and, yes, dealing with the guilt. Through it all, they are empowered career women and caring, present mothers. A modern working woman's survival guide, How She Really Does It will give you hope that even if you can't have it all, you can have at least some of it all of the time.

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Nashville Parent
[Sachs] generously covers the secrets of stay-at-work moms, canning the guilt.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738210629
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 2/14/2006
  • Edition description: ANN
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 894,288
  • Product dimensions: 5.88 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Wendy Sachs is a freelance television producer. Previously, she was an associate producer at Dateline NBC. Her stories have earned an Emmy and an Amnesty International USA Media Spotlight award. Married and the mother of two, Sachs lives in New Jersey.

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Table of Contents

Preface ix
{1} Why Work Is Good from Our Heads to Our Souls: The Power of Staying at Work 1
{2} The Shelf Life of Eggs: Biology Confronts Reality 21
{3} The Breast Pump in the Briefcase: The Art of Juggling 43
{4} Giving Up the Guilt: The Pressures, the Expectations, the Myths 69
{5} Something's Got to Give: How to Switch Gears and Careers 93
{6} Moms at the Helm: A Business Boom Explosion 115
{7} Making It Work for You: Life Goes in Cycles 139
{8} Finding the Holy Grail: What Moms Really Want 161
Acknowledgments 189
Notes 193
Index 197
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2006

    LOVE this book!

    This book gave me practical advice that really helped save my sanity and allowed me to balance work and home. I, like millions of women, have HAD TO choose work AND family. And coping with the conflicting pressures and demands has been tough. This book has provided me with tips and advice that are invaluable... from the advice about reading in class to the 'Blackberry' warning to the 'notes in the backpack,' I feel like I have been placed on the balance line. I also LOVED the concept that I am not alone. Thank you Wendy Sachs!!!!

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