Girl’s Guide to Being a Working Mom

by Galia Gichon on October 9, 2009


My dear colleague Caitlin Friedman, co-author with Kimberly Yorio of the popular Girls Guide series (The Girl’s Guide to Starting Your Own Business, The Girl’s Guide to Being a Boss (without Being a Bi.tch), The Girl’s Guide to Kicking Your Career into Gear) has just written a fantastic new book: “The Girl’s Guide to Being a Working Mom: Happy at Work, Happy at Home.” (Broadway)

I have read them all and have found them to be extremely useful (disclosure, I contributed money tips to this one and the first one).  They are super resourceful with a modern voice that represent today’s woman.  Caitlin and Kimberly shared a few motivating and resourceful tips from their new book with me.  They spoke to me immediately!  Pick up your Girl’s Guide

  • Let go of working mom guilt because it doesn’t do anyone any good and it makes it hard to be 100% present at home or at work.
  • Start delegating to your staff and your spouse—you can’t do it all and you shouldn’t have to do it all (even if you are better at a lot of it).
  • Remind yourself that you are doing the best you can.
  • Accept that you and your life is a work in progress so your needs, desires, fears, goals are constantly shifting all of these changes go into high gear once you become a mother.
  • Help make your company, family friendly by supporting the mothers you work with.
  • Buy yourself something occasionally.  No one is going to do it for you.  Keep it to a specific dollar amount so you stay in your budget, but you deserve a treat.

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Mari October 28, 2009 at 5:43 pm

Mom’s who are working should pat themselves on the back – it ain’t easy!

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