Maxed Out: American Moms on the Brink

Maxed Out: American Moms on the Brink

by Katrina Alcorn
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Maxed Out: American Moms on the Brink 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Finally, someone out there has written a book on the day to day challenges us Mom's face between working full-time, parenting full-time, being a wife full-time, maintaining friendships full-time, managing family finances full-time, keeping up with housework full-time, while being depressed and sometimes miserable at the same time! It's tough, but I really appreciated reading Ms. Alcorn's take on these issues and hope more women read this if they are feeling or starting to feel "Maxed Out."
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read for all working moms to know that you're not alone!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book helped me realize that the way I was feeling was pretty normal for a person in my situation. It's hard to be all things to all people...and finding a balance can be a challenge. After the birth of my third child in December, I am certainly feeling the strain. This book was worth reading!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the first of its kind that I've read that truly captures the challenges faced by educated mothers with successful careers. Alcorn's story about her struggles as a working mother is poingnantly written and will resonate with many modern families. While she tries hard to be inclusive of many different family types, giving a nod here and there to single parents and those of lower economic status, her own story may seem, to some, the rantings of someone who is part of a spoiled, affluent class. To her credit, she is self- deprecating and sensitive to this, suggesting that if her proposed solutions would benefit her, they could most certainly benefit those in even worse shape. Alcorn's proposed solutions aren't exactly groundbreaking and are highly liberal in nature. Some will embrace this and others will be turned off. However, what is groundbreaking is that Alcorn alludes to the real complexity of the problem, and to the fact that modern day families are indeed part of a new, grand, social experiment. Furthermore, it will take everyone working together to ease the career burdens faced by today's parents. Her message is a powerful one, and opens the door for further discourse on the topic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago