Magazine article Work & Family Life

A Joyful Manifesto for Working Mothers

Magazine article Work & Family Life

A Joyful Manifesto for Working Mothers

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A joyful manifesto for working mothers

Working mothers are often asked, "How do you do it?" And this compelling new book by Carol Evans tells how. "We do it with old-fashioned elbow grease, with humor, with sleepless nights," she writes.

"We do it with the help of family and friends who pitch in, with husbands who learn how to support us (or not!). We do it by cramming more into a weekday and a weekend than we thought was humanly possible. We do it by finding confidence in our own choices. And, increasingly, we do it with the support of our workplaces."

Evans draws on research with 500 working moms and her own strategies as a mother of two and CEO of Working Mother magazine. Her purpose in writing, she says, is "not just to tell my stones, funny and crazy, sad and jubilant, but to tell all of our stories. To share the secrets of how we do it, to acknowledge our doubts and fears about all that we have taken on our shoulders, to reveal our pride and to trade our personal solutions. …

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