It's Not the Glass Ceiling, It's the Sticky Floor: And Other Things Our Daughters Should Know about Marriage, Work and Motherhood

It's Not the Glass Ceiling, It's the Sticky Floor: And Other Things Our Daughters Should Know about Marriage, Work and Motherhood

by Karen Engberg

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It's Not the Glass Ceiling, It's the Sticky Floor: And Other Things Our Daughters Should Know about Marriage, Work and Motherhood by Karen Engberg

Originally written as a guide to her daughters, this book is Karen Engberg's answer to the great questions created by liberation. Engberg issues an urgent call for women to negotiate equality in the home and for men to understand that motherhood and "housework" are just as important as breadwinning. "The ability to spot-treat stains, remember who doesn't like brownies with nuts, memorize the baby-sitter's number, and remember that toilet paper is needed even when it's not on the grocery list, involves talents residing in the twilight zone of human accomplishments. These skills do nothing for a resume but are essential to civilized survival. Then your husband comes home from work and wonders what you've been doing all day." Welcome to the motherly vocation of what Engberg labels the "Small Stuff Technician."

In pithy and hard-hitting chapters, using hilarious and hair-raising personal experiences, Engberg challenges the studies and assertions of "experts" who fail to address family issues in realistic, or realizable, terms. She offers fresh points of view and advice for women on youthful decision-making, motherhood, what to expect from husbands and fathers, domestic duties, parenting, handling teenagers, finance, and much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781573927451
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publication date: 12/28/1999
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.62(w) x 8.38(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Karen Engberg, M.D., a physician whose practice focuses on women and children, writes a weekly parenting column for the Santa Barbara News-Press, a monthly child health column for the Philadelphia Inquirer, and occasional medical commentary for the Los Angeles Times.

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