Detoured: The Messy, Grace-Filled Journey from Working Professional to Stay-at-Home Mom

Detoured: The Messy, Grace-Filled Journey from Working Professional to Stay-at-Home Mom

by Jen Babakhan


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Does having it all even exist?

Former marketing executive turned third-grade teacher, Jen Babakhan never expected her transition to stay-at-home mom would bring feelings of grief and loss. She felt God was calling her to be home with her newborn son, and she wanted to be with him—yet she felt conflicted about giving up her career.

Detoured chronicles the often-bumpy path Jen took to contentment and peace in her new role at home.  She honestly shares the struggles and joys of being home, and the truth she uncovered about “having it all.”  She invites you to walk beside her on this journey and find:

  • a new confidence and peace in your decision to place your career on hold
  • an invitation to discover your true identity that has nothing to do with your job title
  • a sense of community and the knowledge that you are not alone in your motherhood journey

Stay-at-home motherhood isn’t easy—but it can be the most beautiful detour you ever take.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736976732
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Publication date: 07/09/2019
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 768,350
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

With a degree in public relations and a background in marketing and education, Jen Babakhan left her career to take on motherhood. Her writing has appeared in Reader’s Digest, and has been featured in MSN, Yahoo, and AOL.  She lives in California with her husband and two young boys.

Table of Contents

Release and Surrender 9

1 Having If All Isn't the Goal 13

2 Making Room for Honesty 31

3 This Was Not in the Job Description 47

4 Netflix and Pajamas 69

5 Good Grief 87

6 More Than Motherhood 107

7 Finding Your Way Back to You 131

8 Making Friends with Telemarketers 149

9 The New Friend in the Mirror 171

10 The Beauty and the Balance 187

Notes 199

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