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What Happy Working Mothers Know

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Publisher's Summary

How New Findings in Positive Psychology Can Lead to a Healthy aand Happy Work/Life Balance

For working mothers who face endless demands on their time and attention, What Happy Working Mothers Know provides scientifically proven and practical ways to replace stress with contentment and to find the right balance between work, motherhood, and life. Your own happiness is important—because happy moms make better moms and more successful professionals.

What Happy Working Mothers Know reveals that the key to being your best is to take care of your happiness the same way you take care of your health—through conscious daily choices. Cathy Greenberg and Barrett Avigdor explain how you can use positive psychology to shift from a mentality of scarcity to one of abundance to create happiness for yourself and those around you, even when you're at your very busiest. Based on new scientific research, this mom-friendly guide gives you the practical advice and effective strategies you need to be a great mom and a great professional without sacrificing your own happiness. You'll learn to apply lessons learned at work to your motherhood skills (and vice versa), as well as how to avoid "happiness traps" like trying to be Supermom, doubting yourself, or believing that you are your job. Inside, you'll find handy, effective tools to avoid these traps and meet a host of courageous women who share their stories and how they found their own happiness.

Many moms raise great kids and achieve the personal and professional success they desire and deserve—but at what cost?What Happy Working Mothers Know doesn't show you how to have it all, but how to have all the things that really matter—including your own happiness.

©2009 Cathy L. Greenberg PhD, Barrett S. Avigdor J.D. (P)2010 Gildan Media Corp

Critic Reviews

"Women everywhere will recognize themselves in this audio book." (Carolyn Kepcher, CEO, Carolyn & Co; co-star on NBC's The Apprentice)
"[Shines] a bright light on the leadership challenges of working mothers, offering practical tools and revealing case studies that will enable mothers to get extraordinary things done." (Jim Kouzes, Dean's Executive Professor of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University)
" What Happy Working Mothers Know shows that happiness is an essential element of good leadership—both at work and at home." (Dee Dee Myers, former press secretary for President Bill Clinton)

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  • Lily425
  • 09-11-2015


This book did not resonate with me at all. As an overwhelmed working mom, I use my commute to try to learn something that may improve my life. I did not like the set up if the book, just a bunch of stories about women who are successful working moms. I already get what that's about. Preaching about having a positive attitude that will get you through anything...well I honestly can't believe someone published this and I bought it. Additionally, the narration is like nails on a chalkboard. I listened to "Maxed Out" which was miles beyond this.

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  • Kristie
  • 06-09-2010

Do not waste your time

I have forced myself to listen to the first two hours and cannot bear to listen to any more. It is entirely predictable, without any real information being disseminated to an already working mother who knows that she wants to be happy. The word "happiness" is soooooo overused that it is ridiculous. I yelled "You have got to be kidding me" at the garmin playing the file in my car on more than one occasion, but I kept playing it, hoping and wishing that it would get better. It didn't.

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