Synopses & Reviews
Motherhood comes naturally.Working motherhood doesn't.
So admit it. You need some help. Though there's not a full-time nanny inside this book, there's information on how to find one. This is the book for you if you can't spare even five minutes to use your common sense. It's all laid out for you in how-to, when-to lists -- and plenty of stories from mothers like you -- that will help you get it all together.
Well . . . as together as it's ever going to be.
Here's where you'll learn everything you need to get your life in order:
- How to create a home where people actually hang up their jackets
- What to do with all those indispensable spelling tests and toddler works of art
- How to decide which type of child care is best for you at any given moment
- How to sort out the times you really have to be at your child's school
- How a time-crazed mother can make, keep and entertain friends
- How to sign up for and transport children to after-school activities, sports, music lessons and play dates when you can't be at any of them
- What to tell your boss when you don't want to travel so much
- The lost art of raising respectful children
- The best way to date your husband
- The first rule of convenience for birthday parties
- Eleven ways to take care of yourself without taking any extra time
- And, finally, delegating responsibilities you thought were yours and yours alone
This practical strategy is for the millions of working mothers struggling to make it all work.Don't let your guilt slow you down. Katherine Wyse Goldman interviewed hundreds of mothers to come up with the tips, plans of action and decisions that have worked for career women around the country. Here's everything you need when you want to get control of your time, your life and your future. Here's how to make your home run as smoothly as a Fortune 500 corporation.
A practical guide for the millions of working mothers seeking a happy medium between the job and family, Working Mothers 101 gives a wealth of concrete and reassuring information on reducing stress and organizing busy lives. Topics include planning meals, securing child care, coping with emergencies, maintaining an active social life, and more.
About the Author
Katherine W. Goldman began her writing career as a correspondent for the Taunton Daily Gazette
and as an intern for The Cleveland Press.
She now credits writing ad copy, commercials, jingles, speeches, newsletters, brochures, positioning statements for companies plus books on subjects ranging from make-up to motherhood. She has also toured throughout the country lecturing on the subject of working mothers.
Goldman spent fifteen years in the advertising business, in New York at Wyse Advertising and in Philadelphia at Richardson, Myers and Donofrio as an associate creative director. She has produced work for major national clients including Smucker's, Clairol, Conde Naste, American Express, Seagram's, Campbell Soup Co. and Dupont.
Before going into advertising, Goldman marketed elementary and high school textbooks for Random House. She was also Associate Editor of SHOP, a weekly shopping magazine in New York, and taught creative writing to disadvantaged teenagers.
A graduate of Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, Goldman now resides in Philadelphia with her husband and two children.