Hi Michelle, welcome to our forum...Corrie from Quilt Taffy did your review...
and btw I love MONDAYS! ....
“I Love Mondays and Other Confessions from Devoted Working Moms” by Michelle Cove
Children should come with instruction manuals!
Well, if you are a working mom and you have children, this is the instruction manual.
Michelle Cove, a filmmaker and author, has given a thorough account of situations that a working mom might find herself in. Topics range from Too Much Apologizing, Multitasking, Dealing with School, Burnout, Boundaries, and Extended Family. Not only are the topics discussed with humor and examples from many different types of moms, but also role-playing is included. For example, if a child is concerned or complaining that her mom is gone too much, Cove gives dialogue to have with the child. And the dialogue is good, simple and direct.
The book’s approach is very calm and without drama. A working mom doesn’t need to explain every reason why she works or to apologize repeatedly. A choice to work has been made, and the book shares how to make the most of it for the mother, the child, the employer, the co-workers and the family without the guilt. And there can be a lot of guilt. Cove deals with the guilt about leaving every day, she also deals with the guilt of really enjoying a career, co-workers, business trips, and all that goes along with working.
An unexpected chapter in the book is about girlfriends, and the role that a friend plays in relationship to everyday problems. A friend gives warm, fuzzy external support. The more support, the better. The book also explains how to get support from co-workers, and employers.
This book is easy to read and well formatted. There is a recap at the end of each chapter, and little quizzes to take to give a reality check of where one’s parenting might actually be. Whether you love Mondays or hate them, this is a must read for all types of working moms.
A great review Corrie, an author who speaks for many of us, there is no doubt about it!
Thank you both.
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