The Stay-at-Home Survival Guide: Field-Tested Strategies for Staying Smart, Sane, and Connected When You're Raising Kids at Home

The Stay-at-Home Survival Guide: Field-Tested Strategies for Staying Smart, Sane, and Connected When You're Raising Kids at Home

by Melissa Stanton
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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.

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The Capital
Melissa Stanton never set out to be a stay-at-home mother. It just sort of happened as the result of a confluence of events - her husband taking an out-of-state job, her own long commute to a high-pressure New York magazine editing job, and the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
'I woke up one day and said, 'You know what? That's it. I need to live a different life," she said.
Ms. Stanton, who now lives in Davidsonville, admits she didn't know quite what she was getting into when she left the workforce. But she's gained a lot of experience and is determined to pass it on to other women. Her book, 'The Stay-at-Home Survival Guide: Field-Tested Strategies for Staying Smart, Sane, and Connected While Caring for Your Kids,' came out June 1. It packs plenty of advice for moms who may be feeling a bit isolated and under-appreciated in their new roles.
—Theresa Winslow
momcentral.com
No one ever said that staying home with kids was easy. But now, thanks to this new book by Melissa Stanton, you'll have somewhere to turn whenever you're feeling a little lonely, under-appreciated, or overwhelmed. Stanton, a magazine editor turned stay-at-home herself, understands all too well both the joys and the challenges that come with staying home with your children full time. For this book, she draws not only on her own experience, but also on the experiences of other moms, who she spoke to and surveyed at length. With information about dealing with everything from money and scheduling to friendships and marriage, Stanton has the advice you need for every situation and the sympathy and understanding you've been hoping for. No one understands a stay-at-home mom like another stay-at-home mom, which gives Stanton the insights to make this Survival Guide a valuable resource for moms everywhere.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786745739
Publisher:
Avalon Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/23/2009
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
File size:
479 KB

What People are saying about this

Wendy
"Let me start of by saying that I LOVED this book. The Stay-At-Home Survival Guide by Melissa Stanton is definitely a must read for anyone who is a stay at home Mom, work at home Mom, or Mom's who are even thinking of becoming one. This book talks about the wonderful side of staying at home right along with the challenges that you will face. Not only financially, but mentally and emotionally as well. I never felt like I was being preached at while reading this book but only encouraged. I loved how Melissa Stanton writes the truth of what being at home with your children really is."--(Wendy, wesnlani.blogspot.com)
Jill
"This book is great on so many different levels. It let's us all know (stay at home parent or working parent) that we all are doing what is best for our families. We're all trying our best. And we all just need a happy place to go to in the midst of all the chaos. And that we totally shouldn't beat ourselves up for having a bad day, or for just not wanting to play tea party for the tenth time that hour. This is also a great book for our working husbands to read. I don't think they completely get how much energy and life these little children suck out of us!"--(Jill, livelaughblog.com/2008/06/11/the-ultimate-survival-guide)

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Meet the Author

Prior to becoming a Stay-at-Home mom, Melissa Stanton was an editor at People and LIFE magazines. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, Glamour, Parenting, Redbook, and Organize. She lives with her family in a rural suburb of Washington, D.C.

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