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Mothers & More highlights reading material that addresses mothers’ needs and interests monthly. Sometimes this material is new, sometimes it’s a classic. Check back every month to see what has made our “must read” list.
From Library Journal – “Cohen and Rabin have hit the nail on the head with this thorough, well-written, step-by-step relaunch guide for stay-at-home moms. Both Harvard MBA relaunchers themselves, they explore the role career plays in the quality of life for professional women by going beyond the mere dollars and cents. Readers are guided on their way with the “Re-launch Readiness Quiz” to help identify motivating factors and the “Job Building Block” exercise to explore new career directions. The increasing availability of flexible work options and the newfound interest of employers are presented. The trade-offs and downsides of working motherhood are also honestly explored, as are many inspirational stories of successful relaunchers, such as Sandra Day O’Connor.”
“Kristin Maschka is a beacon of light in a sea of darkness about the possibilities for women looking to do “mothering and more” with their lives. She is smart, well educated about the details, and passionate in her quest to bring more knowledge to more women about more options. All women and men looking to juggle the multiple roles of parent, worker, spouse and more should read this book, soon and often – it will change, and improve, their lives!” – Ed McCaffery, author Taxing Women and Professor of Law, Economics and Political Science at USC Law School.
From Publishers Weekly – “Work is no longer necessarily a nine-to-five proposition: “Those external, company-mandated boundaries between your life and work disappeared; yet nothing replaced them,” Yost writes. In this volume, the author argues that, in order to maintain a life outside work, one must think creatively and establish personal boundaries – what she calls the work+life fit. In this information-packed volume, she explains how to do it. Illustrating each point with stories of real people who found a good work and life fit, Yost takes readers through the process of seeing the possibilities for a creating non-standard work schedule, asking for what they want, getting to yes with the professional powers-that-be, and practical, logistical tips for making a program that works for them. It’s a goal–oriented book: each chapter has a clearly defined objective, such as “to ensure that your work+life fit is compatible with the tasks and responsibilities of your job, your workload and scheduling.” With Americans working harder and longer today than they did 20 years ago, many readers may appreciate this scheduling guide, which is as much pro-business as it is pro-personal life.”