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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How She Really Does It: Secrets of Successful Stay-at-Work Moms 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was SO disappointed in this book. I was looking for inspiring stories and practical advice. This book was full of repetitive stories about elite women who have very little in common with most working moms. I kept hoping there would be some advice or practical tips, but this book had none of that.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can not say enough good things about this book! Reading it feels like talking with an incredibly smart and funny girlfriend who gets what you are going through, and has that perfect bit of battle-earned advice that actually helps your life make more sense. I was fasincated all the way through - I learned alot, laughed out loud a few times, and felt a huge wave of relief. Sachs has fresh, meaningful insights into that gut wreching tug of war between family and work...insights that made me feel better about my own choices and dilemmas. She also scored terrific interviews with a wide spectrum of moms - including some very cool celebrities who actually go 'off script' and reveal lots of interesting personal stories and valubale lessons about how they make the pieces of thier lives fit together. Bravo!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book came highly recommended to me by someone I know who was interviewed in it. I was excited to read it, thinking that it would shed some light on the struggles women go through to excel in both career and family life. Instead, the book suggested (endlessly) that women who leave the workforce either temporarily or permanently are mindless and lazy, and the only true path to self worth is by working, in some capacity at all times. Instead of suggesting that maintaining a full-time career is a viable and acceptable option, it degrades women who have chosen not to do so while their children are young. As a successful professional who left a career and actually does find fulfillment in raising children, at least for right now, I am insulted at the characterizationof myself and other women who have made similar choices as failures. I certainly respect women who choose to return to the workforce while their children are young, but I think my own choices are just as valid.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although my personal parenting situation has never included the helpful spouse enjoyed by the women profiled in this book, I found Wendy Sachs analysis and commentary on the lives of working mothers fascinating. I was skeptical about the celebrity interviews, but found them 'real' and, actually, quite generous and informative. No matter what your marital status, How She Really Does It gives working mothers practical advice on how to balance child rearing and career success with wit, dignity, and common sense.