Working moms, it’s time to kiss your guilt good-bye!
Women who choose to grow a professional career while raising a family typically have guilt as a steady companion. When at work, they worry about neglecting their children; when at home, they worry about neglecting their work. In this account of her experience as a mom, as well as a corporate executive, Sheila Jordan attacks the guilt head on.
“You are not ruining your kids by working,” says Jordan. “In fact, kids of working moms benefit from the experience.” They are constantly exposed to skills of prioritizing, problem-solving, and task management. Moms who receive coaching in personal development, conflict management, and critical thinking at work bring those skills home to the family.
Rather than set herself up as the example of a perfect working mom, Jordan sees herself as a mom wanting to start a conversation and share some things she has learned along the way. You’ll enjoy entertaining stories and her quirky perspective as Jordan illustrates the following points:
- The idea of work/life balance is a dangerous fallacy
- A little silliness goes a long way in reducing stress
- Your car has special powers as a channel for communication
- While many things are optional, vacations and special occasions are not
- Being a working mom makes you a better leader and vice versa
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Loved the book
It is an inspiring and great story that shows a very positive way of navigating trough tough situations and looking at different angle on the situation.