1. Issue of moms leaving the workforce, opt-out moms hot topic these days in the media
2. Stories positively discuss the choices made by mothers to give up their full time work to be stay at home or work from home moms
3. Includes stories from grateful husbands and children
4. Must have book for Mother’s Day
5. Every mom views herself as a “Power Mom.”
Wendy Walker,author of Four Wives and The Queen of Suburbia, has become the go-to media expert on women leaving the workforce to raise their families and run their homes. This book contains 101 great stories from mothers who have made the choice to stay home, or work from home,while raising their families These multi-tasking, high-performing women have become today's Power Moms. Every stay-at-home and work-from-home mom will view this book as having been written just for her. Perfect for book groups, it will contain a reader guide.
About the Author
Chicken Soup for the Soul is revitalized,with up-to-date content and fresh new look on its fifteenth anniversary. Jack Canfiekd and Mark Victor Hansen are co-founders of Chicken Soup for the Soul.
Wendy Walker is a nationally recognized expert on mothers, and is the author of Four Wives(Feb 2008) and The Queen of Suburbia (summer 2009).
Hometown:Santa Barbara, California
Date of Birth:August 19, 1944
Place of Birth:Fort Worth, Texas
Education:B.A. in History, Harvard University, 1966; M.A.T. Program, University of Chicago, 1968; M.Ed., U. of Massachusetts, 1973
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am a mother of two small ones and always on the go. At the end of the day, I'm exhausted and barely have time to read before I fall asleep. The stories in this book are short and speak to this time in my life when I'm juggling so much and trying to maintain sanity. I look forward to those 2-3 pages each night. It's very comforting and I go to sleep feeling like I have made a connection with someone who understands what I'm going through. This is a great book for moms to give themselves and to share with other moms.
Anyone who considers being a stay-at-home or work-from-home mom (or dad) should read this book. I already admire this dedicated group, like novelist Jane Green, actress Melora Hardin and Maternity Clothes business woman, Liz Lange. Yet, the stories give more insight than just being around the home. There is the on-going discipline of separating work from children, of keeping physically fit, of persistence and enduring the looks from people when you might explain that your "job" is an at-home mom, stay-at-home-dad or unpublished author. I especially enjoyed Mama Esta Trabajando. (Work at home is not being at home.) A nice collection of heart, hope and humor. --Doug Setter, BSc.