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

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

by Wendy Sachs
     
 

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Explores the creative and courageous ways in which stay-at-work moms can have rewarding careers and still being engaged mothersSee more details below

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Explores the creative and courageous ways in which stay-at-work moms can have rewarding careers and still being engaged mothers

Editorial Reviews

Weekly Standard 7/18/05
"A strangely refreshing and apolitical read...Sachs, like many writers before her, is addressing the greatest dilemma of modern motherhood."
Albuquerque Tribune 7/26/05
"Fresh and hit[s] harder than [its] predecessors...Inspirationaland positive."
Publishers Weekly
In the wake of major media attention paid to the complexity of women's professional choices during their childbearing years, Sachs, a former network television producer turned freelancer and mother of two, sets out to reveal winning strategies for mothers who wish to continue working after having children, interviewing celebrity and "everyday" moms about their decisions and work-life arrangements. Of course, there is no magic secret to reveal, but what Sachs does provide is an in-depth consideration of the successes and failures of various choices individual women have made. A major theme is the importance of being flexible in both schedules and expectations. The women also agree that excellent child-care options, supportive spouses and an ability to let go of perfectionism in all realms are key to obtaining a happy life/work balance. Stories from women like cosmetics entrepreneur Bobbi Brown, CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien and NBC News anchor Ann Curry provide motivating models of determination (though readers will note that these women can afford child-care choices unavailable to many). But celebrity splash aside, Sachs has a clear focus, examining the personal priorities of women who may or may not have the choice to continue working, but who all believe that their professional identity is an integral part of their satisfaction with life and a beneficial component in their ability to be good mothers. (May 1) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
Journalist and "stay-at-work" mother Sachs interviewed both celebrity career moms, from the Today Show's Ann Curry to designer Vera Wang, and regular Janes to get an inside look on how women balance their roles. Their message: don't feel bad for wanting it all. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786736805
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
04/27/2009
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
File size:
0 MB

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