For every mom who has to leave her babies for out of the home obligations…have this book, read this book and give this book. Nearly 18 months ago, as I approached maternity leave wrapping up with our youngest, Anika, my friend Julie sent me this book along with a few other favorites. It gives me peace with the balls I keep in the air as a mother and working professional every time I read it to my young girls.
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There is also a book for Daddys.
My working mom routine is rigorous at times and a grind. There is no glory in business travel. It’s a fine balance and that’s commitment and coordination from my husband and entire family. But the most important role I will ever have is my role as a mother to my dear three children. I am especially thankful after a long day of work to rock the girls before bed and read them this book. And even if I don’t rock my big teenager anymore, he still knows his mama comes home tonight.
What are you thankful for this Thursday?
Prairie Mother says
That looks like a great book and I do think my sister, a teacher and mom of 3 with 1 on the way, needs this book. Thanks for sharing!
what a sweet post…it’s hard being a “working” Mom…I was lucky to be able to bring my kids with me…and now my grandson comes to the office…
Roxane B. Salonen says
Oh, I LOVE Eileen! In fact, I’ve met her, and I can tell you she is every bit the gem as her books indicate. This really does seem like a treasure. Thanks for bringing it to my attention! You can bet that the next time I meet a friend experiencing conflict regarding the need to work outside the home, I will be showering her with this gift!
On Thursday (yesterday) I was so very thankful that I finished a prospectus for a book proposal I’m working on. I was exhausted by day’s end, but fulfilled and excited.